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.
GW: GW 3198;
Hain: C 806;
BMC: BMC VIII 283;
Proctor: Pr 8587;
Others: Sheppard 6648.
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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