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Bod-Inc: C-474

Crastonus, Johannes

Lexicon Latino-graecum (Vocabulista).


Analysis of Content

[*]1r Accursius Pisanus, Bonus: [Letter to] Antonius Braccellus. Incipit: ‘Quo pacto fieri potest ut quenquam uirum doctum appellemus . . .’ Saxius 545-6.

A1r Crastonus, Johannes: Lexicon Latino-graecum (Vocabulista). Incipit: ‘A. cum. B. [A]b ἀπὸ  . . .’


Imprint: [Milan]: Bonus Accursius, [c.1480]. 8°.

Remarks: In his prefatory letter, Accursius names himself as the printer.


Collation: [*2] A–V8 X4.


ISTC: ic00962000

GW: GW 7816;

Hain: HC 5816;

Goff: Goff C‑962;

BMC: BMC VI 756;

Proctor: Pr 5965;

Others: Hillard 694; Sheppard 4966.

LCN: 14424485


Copy number: C-474(1)

The lower margin of A1 cut out; presumably it previously contained ownership inscription or a coat of arms.

Binding: Eighteenth-century Italian quarter red morocco; the spine gold-tooled.

Size: 195 × 145 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 187 × 135 mm.

On [*]2v: ‘Alphabetum Graecum' with transliterations and names of the letters in Latin; ‘Diphthongi octo græcorum' on the pronunciation of diphthongs with a reference to Johannes Tortellius. Transliterations of Greek words in the margins in a neat contemporary hand. On the front endleaves, bibliographical notes in two different eighteenth-century Italian hands.

Provenance: Pietro Colle(?); contemporary Italian schoolboy's(?) signature on second front endleaf. Erased ownership inscription on [*]1r: ‘Bibliothecæ . . .' Giuseppe Molini; book-label of ‘G. Molini e comp' inside the upper cover. Sir Mark Masterman Sykes (1771-1823); purchased in Florence 1820; inscription in the upper left-hand corner inside the upper cover; armorial label; sale (1824), III 227 (under ‘Quarto'), bought by Thomas Thorpe (1791-1851) for £6. 0. 0. Purchased by Heber for £6. 18. 0, according to the price annotated in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue. Richard Heber (1773-1833); stamp; see Catalogue, 2 (1834), lot 1467. Purchased for £4. 14. 6; see Books Purchased (1834), 8.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 1.28.

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