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Bod-Inc: B-011

Balbus, Johannes



Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Balbus], Johannes: Catholicon. Incipit: ‘[P]rosodia quedam pars gramatice nuncupatur, partes siquidem gramatice sunt quatuor . . .’

[mm10r] [Verse colophon.] Incipit: ‘Grammatice partes et vocum proprietates | Verius inuenies hoc codice, si quoque queres'; 19 hexameters.


Imprint: Augsburg: Günther Zainer, 30 Apr. 1469. Folio.


Collation: [a–c10 d10+1 e–g10 h6 i6+1 k–m10 n8 o6 p–r10 s8 t4+1 v–y10 z8 A4+1 B–D10 E8 F4+1 G–I10 K12 L–N10 O6 P6+1 Q–S10 T6 V6+1 X–Z10 aa8 bb6 cc–ee10 ff8 gg6+1 hh–kk10 ll8 mm10].


ISTC: ib00021000

GW: GW 3183;

Hain: H *2255;

Goff: Goff B‑21;

BMC: BMC II 315;

Proctor: Pr 1521;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑9; CIBN B‑14; Oates 872; Sack, Freiburg, 426; Sheppard 1116.

LCN: 13956349


Copy number: B-011(1)

Leaf [mm10] backed.

Binding: Nineteenth-century German half calf, over marbled boards; ‘BRM' [Bibliotheca Regia Monacensis] in gold on the spine.

Size: 397 × 295 × 150 mm.

Size of leaf: 382 × 272 mm.

On [a1r] a historiated initial is supplied in blue with white highlighting on a gold ground within a segmented frame of red and light green, depicting a master and two scholars; foliate extensions in the same palette with some gold dotting in the margins. Principal initials are supplied in colours with highlighting, red or green pen-work infill and foliate extensions. Headings, initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: On [mm10r]: ‘T. FR. i.' Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; book-plate, see Warnecke 1391, and Dressler–Schröder 28 and 75, Typ F5; stamp and old shelfmark ‘Inc.c.a. 19'. Purchased from Fidelis Butsch, Catalogue (1858), no. 592. Purchased for £10. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1859), 13.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 3Q 3.35.

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