A copy of Pio’s 1498 edition of Sidonius has turned up for auction at Christie’s.
A copy of the second 1597 reprint (as it seems) is being auctioned at Barnaby’s.
Some very early scraps from the Letters (end of book 1, beginning of book 2) are offered for sale at Christies.
SIDONIUS APOLLINARIS (c.430/33-c.479), Epistolae, in Latin, manuscript on vellum [?France, late 10th century]
Among the earliest witnesses from the Epistolae of the great 5th-century Gallo-Roman aristocrat, high official, poet and letter writer, Sidonius Apollinaris.
Two fragments, 95 x 149mm and 95 x 142mm, forming part of one column, 11-12 visible lines written in brown ink in a Caroline minuscule, one four-line title supplied in red Rustic Capitals (stained, with part of the title obscured). Bound in grey buckram at the Quaritch bindery.
(1) Bernard Rosenthal.
(2) Schøyen Collection, MS 1650/2.