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Bod-Inc: D-031

Datus, Augustinus



Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Datus, Augustinus: [Elegantiolae.] ‘Dacus maior'. Incipit: ‘[C]redimus iamdudum a plerisque viris etiam disertissimis . . .’


Imprint: Deventer: [Jacobus de Breda], 10 June 1497. 4°.


Collation: a8 b4 c6.


ISTC: id00085200

GW: GW 8115;

Hain: C 1906;

Proctor: Pr 9086;

Others: Campbell 533; HPT II 414; ILC 673; Oates 3568; Sheppard 6982.

LCN: 14817258


Copy number: D-031(1)

Bound with:
1. Aelius Donatus, Ars minor. [Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, c.1490] (D‑138);
2. Johannes de Garlandia, Composita verborum. Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, 1498 (G‑037);
3. Johannes de Garlandia, Verba deponentalia. [Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, c.1498] (G‑047);
4. Bernardus Perger, Grammatica nova. [Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 1495-7] (P‑096);
5. Wilhelmus Zenders de Wert, Lilium grammaticae. Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, [1494-7] (Z‑008);
7. Elegantiae terminorum ex Laurentio Valla et aliis collectae. Deventer: Jacobus de Breda, 1497 (E‑008);
8. Jacobus Wimpheling, Isidoneus Germanicus de erudienda iuventute. [Strasbourg: Johann (Reinhard) Grüninger, after 22 Aug. 1497] (W‑016(1));
9. Matthaeus Herbenus, De constructione substantivorum, pronominum, verborum, etc. [Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, c.1485] (H‑040).

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled half calf over wooden boards. On the upper cover double fillets form three rectangles, the head and tail ones divided by further double fillets into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments each containing a small flower-petal stamp. On the lower cover double fillets form a single rectangle containing a small flower-petal stamp and a lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis stamp, both very worn. Leather index tabs. Remains of seventeenth-century(?) labels on spine.

Size: 205 × 140 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 195 × 138 mm.

Pastedowns from a twelfth/thirteenth-century psalter and parchment endleaves from a north German antiphonary of the same period.

Manuscript list of contents for the whole volume on a1v of item 1, in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand.

Provenance: Heavily cancelled inscription on a1r of item 1. Purchased by Heber for £3. 3. 0 according to the price annotated in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue. Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 2 (1834), lot 2457. Purchased for £0. 19. 0; see Books Purchased (1834), 12, where it is listed under ‘Grammatica'.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.78(6).

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