Commentarii in quinque voces Porphyrii.
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Α2r Ammonius Hermiae: ‘ Ὑπόμνημα εἰς τὰς πέντε φωνάς ’ [Commentarii in quinque voces Porphyrii]. Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca IV, 3, ed. Adolph Busse (Berlin, 1891).
Imprint: Venice: [Zacharias Callierges] for Nicolaus Blastos, 23 May 1500. Folio.
Collation: Α–Δ8 Ε6.
GW: GW 1618;
Hain: HC *927;
Goff: Goff A‑565;
BMC: BMC V 580;
Proctor: Pr 5646;
Others: Accurti I 123; BSB‑Ink A‑482; CIBN A‑307; Essling 1217; Legrand, Bibl. hell., I 62; Oates 2218-19; Rhodes 77; Sander 325; Sheppard 4730-1.
Copy number: A-240(1)
2. Simplicius, Hypomnemata in Aristotelis categorias. Venice: Zacharias Callierges, for Nicolaus Blastus, 26 Oct. 1499 (S‑216(1)).
Binding: Seventeenth-century calf; formerly chained, staple-marks on head and tail of the upper cover. Leather ties broken. The spine gold-tooled with flowing branch design of later date. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.
Size: 318 × 232 × 54 mm.
Size of leaf: 311 × 228 mm.
Marginal notes erased.
The heading and border on Α2r printed in gold: see V. Carter, L. Hellinga, and T. Parker, ‘Printing with Gold in the Fifteenth Century', British Library Journal, 9 (1983), 1-13.
Provenance: Probably the copy donated by Sir Henry Savile (1549-1622) in 1601; see Benefactors' Register I 29: ‘Ammonius in Prædicab. cum Simplicio in Prædic. fo. Græ.' Certainly acquired by 1605: see James, Catalogus (1605), 280; shelfmark: A 6.3 [Art].
Former Bodleian shelfmarks: A 4.10 Art; A 7.4 Art.
SHELFMARK: Auct. K 3.4(1).
Copy number: A-240(2)
2. Simplicius, Hypomnemata in Aristotelis categorias. Venice: Zacharias Callierges, for Nicolaus Blastus, 26 Oct. 1499 (S‑216(2)).
Binding: Eighteenth-century French gold-tooled red morocco; marbled pastedowns and endpapers; see Barber, ‘Baroque to Neoclassicism', no. 43: ‘Triple fillet panel with rosettes at intersections. Seven panel spine, each with lozenge and bird-tool. Nineteenth-century style curled marble endpapers'; ascribed to Derome in a slip from a bookseller's catalogue.
Size: 347 × 233 × 50 mm.
Size of leaf: 333 × 217 mm.
Diagrams and marginal notes, in red and black ink, in an early Greek hand, possibly that of Nicolaus Leonicus Thomaeus.
The heading, initial, and border on Α2r printed in gold: see first copy. The initial and border are decorated in green, blue, red, and pink: see Pächt and Alexander II, 112 no. pr. 110.
Provenance: Nicolaus Leonicus Thomaeus (1456-1531); inscription: ‘ Λεωνίκου του̂ Θωμαίου καὶ τω̂ν φίλων ’ on Α1r. James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford (1847-1903); sale (19 June 1889), no. 105. John Gennadius (1844-1932); sale (28 Mar. 1895), lot 112 for £12. 5. 0. Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 146. Bequeathed in 1914.
SHELFMARK: Byw. A 3.16(1).
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