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Bod-Inc: A-199

Alexander de Villa Dei

Doctrinale cum commento ex Aurea Grammatica.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Introduction.] Incipit: ‘Incipit aurea gramatica puerorum dictis fulcita fere omnium maiorum et presertim Pristiani et Nicolai Perotti . . .’

[a2r] ‘Prefatio.’ Incipit: ‘[C]um secundum Ysidorum libro i capitula iiii ethimologiarum Grammatica sit scientia recte loquendi, origo fundamentum que liberalium artium. Ideo pueri per ipsam primo sunt instruendi . . .’

[a2r] De partibus gramatice.’ Incipit: ‘[Q]vot sunt partes gramatice. Quatuor que litera sillaba . . .’

[b1r] [Commentary on Doctrinale.] Incipit: ‘[S]cribere clericulis etc. Unde? Anno milleno ducenteno et duodeno doctor Alexander fortis egregius autor Doctrinale suum dedit in commune legendum . . .’ Doctrinale (ed. Reichling) CCCIV ascribes to Priscianus and Nicolaus Perottus.

[b2r] Alexander [de Villa Dei: Doctrinale (Partes I–II).] Doctrinale (ed. Reichling), 1-1549, with marginal notes.


Imprint: [Nuremberg: Friedrich Creussner, c.1485-90]. Folio.

Remarks: Reichling dates to [c.1480].


Collation: [a–m8 n o6 p q8].

Types: Types: 165 (Pr 2) in use 1477, 1482-93, and 110 (Pr 1) state after 1477; see BMC II 446 and pl. XLI.

Leaves: 122 leaves, [a1] and [q8] blank.

Line number: Variable number of lines, with text c.18 lines, commentary c.38 lines to the page.

Type area: Type area of commentary: 218 ×128 mm ([f4v]).

Watermarks: Watermark: ‘Lamb and flag' in centre of [q8].


ISTC: ia00452375

Hain: H *7859;

Proctor: Pr 2174;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑272; Doctrinale (ed. Reichling), 13; Sheppard 1591.

LCN: 14294005


Copy number: A-199(1)

Wanting [o6] and [p7]. [o2-3] are mounted.

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 308 × 223 × 33 mm.

Size of leaf: 300 × 207 mm.

Early manuscript notes in black ink.

Provenance: Fribourg, Switzerland, Franciscans. Étienne Gabriel Peignot (1767-1849); sale (1852), lot 1155. Purchased at the Peignot sale for £1. 2. 0; see Books Purchased (1852), 38 (‘Grammatica aurea').

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 2.69.

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