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Bod-Inc: B-016

Balbus, Johannes



Analysis of Content

a2r [Balbus], Johannes: Catholicon. Incipit: ‘[P]rosodia quedam pars grammatice nuncupatur, partes siquidem grammatice sunt quattuor . . .’

S5v [Verse colophon.] Incipit: ‘Littere vt precium Johannis surgat de Prato | Lugduni catholicon impressit arte sua'; 7 lines of verse (the second distich seems to consist of 2 hexameters and 1 pentameter).


Imprint: Lyons: Jean Du Pré, 26 Sept. 1492. Folio.


Collation: a–y8 z [et]6 A–Q8 R S6.


ISTC: ib00031300

GW: GW 3198;

Hain: C 806;


Proctor: Pr 8587;

Others: Sheppard 6648.

LCN: 13956418


Copy number: B-016(1)

Wanting leaf a1 (the title) and the blank leaf S6.

Gathering m consists of eight leaves, not of ten as in GW and BMC. A section of text is omitted, the paragraph ‘Cenobita' in the first column of m6v being followed by ‘Cesarea'.

Copy number: B-016(2)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf over marbled pasteboards. Upper board detached.

Size: 340 × 250 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 330 × 234 mm.

Provenance: Purchased from Joseph Sams in Oct. 1856 for £1. 8. 0; see Library Bills (1856-8), no. 93, item 199, reduced from the listed price of £3. 3. 0; Books Purchased (1857), 5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 3.36.

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