St John’s College L.31 (James 382)

Jeremiah Markland, Notes on Cicero's De Oratore. Latin, c. 1750

Jeremiah Markland, Fellow of Peterhouse (1693-1776): ‘Conjecturae in III Libros Ciceronis De Oratore, Ex Editione 3a Cl. Viri Zach: Pearcii Decani Wintoniensis. Londini. MDCCXLVI' (fo. 1r). No date, but c. 1750. Book 2 begins at fo. 16r, and Book 3 at fo. 57r. Zachary Pearce (1690-1774), latterly Bishop of Rochester, first published his edition of De Oratore in 1716. The second edition followed in 1732 and the third in 1746. His first edition of De Officiis appeared in 1745.

Manuscript extra information

292x238 mm. Orig. foliation: 1-2, (1 unnumbered), 1-10, 3-79. College bookplate (1792) inside front cover. 'Auctore J. Markland' on fo. 1r. Markland bequeathed his books and papers to his friend William Heberden (1710-1801), Fellow of St John’s College.

Autograph throughout, with many corrections. For the most part written on rectos only, but with additions on most facing versos. Paper. Late eighteenth-century binding: half calf, marbled paper on boards.