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Bod-Inc: A-006


De accentibus syllabarum, et al.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page and woodcut.]

a1v ‘Prologus in librum de accentibus.’ Incipit: ‘[C]onsiderans quod plerique sacerdotes ac clerici in quantitatibus syllabarum ac earundem pronunciatione deficientes . . .’

a1v De accentibus syllabarum. Incipit: ‘[V]ocalis ante vocalem in latinis dictionibus corripitur . . .’ See A‑005.

b6r ‘Quedam regule generales.’ Incipit: ‘Item est regula quedam de preteritis verborum . . .’

c1r De generibus pedum et metrorum. Incipit: ‘Incipit tractatus brevis et utilis de generibus pedum et metrorum. [P]edes metrorum sunt xxviii, quorum quatuor sunt dissyllabi . . .' [GW reads: ‘bissyllabi']. See Leonhardt no. B16.


Imprint: Delft: [Christiaen Snellaert/Hendrik Eckert van Homberch], 1497. 4°.

Remarks: HPT attributes to Snellaert/van Homberch.


Collation: a b6 c4.

Illustrations: Woodcut on a1r: on the left, six figures, the head of one almost completely obscured, with the one at the front in discourse with a figure on the right dressed in a monk's habit, seated on a throne.


ISTC: ia00016300

GW: GW 138;

Hain: HC 13415;

Proctor: Pr 8898;

Others: Campbell–Kronenberg 1445; HPT II 403; ILC 6; Sheppard 6883.

LCN: 14450645


Copy number: A-006(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century plain olive calf, for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 224 × 152 × 8 mm.

Size of leaf: 216 × 143 mm.

Manuscript mnemonic(?) verse on c3v -c4v in a contemporary hand; Incipit: ‘Filius en colitur brevis ars globus excipietur | Dura civis breviter gustavit filius constat.’

Two- to five-line initials are supplied in red. Initial strokes in red.

Provenance: John Selden (1584-1654). Probably presented in 1659, but not found in the Selden catalogues.

SHELFMARK: 4° M 6b Th. Seld.

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