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Bod-Inc: B-017

Balbus, Johannes



Analysis of Content

a1v [Registrum.]

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


Imprint: Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 20 Nov. 1495. Folio.


Collation: a–z [et] [con] [rum] A–N8.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ib00033000

GW: GW 3201;

Hain: H *2264;

Goff: Goff B‑33;

BMC: BMC V 445;

Proctor: Pr 5063;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑19; Oates 1985-6; Sheppard 4218.

LCN: 13956317


Copy number: B-017(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half parchment; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 314 × 220 × 48 mm.

Size of leaf: 301 × 200 mm.

On N8v: ‘Qui seruare sacris libris nescit honorem | illius a manibus sit procul iste liber', in a sixteenth-century hand, probably the hand of Paulinus Mercurius. Title on lower edge.

Provenance: Paulinus Mercurius (fl. 15[9?]1); on N8v: ‘Frater Paulinus Mercurius de bononia est meus dominus [corrected to possessor] 15[9?]1'. Paget Jackson Toynbee (1855-1932); book-plate; inscription ‘Rome 1898 14 frs.’ Bequeathed in 1932.

SHELFMARK: Toynbee 3654.

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