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Bod-Inc: D-087


Ars grammatica.


Analysis of Content

a1v [Table of contents.]

a2r Diomedes: [Prefatory letter addressed to] Athanasius. Keil, Grammatici latini, I 299.

a2v Diomedes: Ars grammatica. Keil, Grammatici latini, I 300-529.

i4r Phocas: De nomine et verbo. Keil, Grammatici latini, V 410-39.

k5r Priscianus: Institutio de nomine, pronomine et verbo. ‘Epitoma'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 443-56.

l3v Caper, Flavius [pseudo-]: De orthographia. Keil, Grammatici latini, VII 92-107.

l5r Agroecius: [Prefatory letter addressed to] Bishop Eucherius. Keil, Grammatici latini, VII 113-14; see D‑084.

l5r Agroecius: De orthographia. Keil, Grammatici latini, VII 114-25.

m1r Donatus, [Aelius]: De octo partibus orationis [Ars maior, parts II and III]. Keil, Grammatici latini, IV 372-92.

m6v Donatus, [Aelius]: De barbarismo. Keil, Grammatici latini, IV 392-402.

n2v [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Barbariem quicunque cupis vitare loquendo | Donati hoc lecto codice doctus eris'; 1 elegiac distich.

n3r Servius Honoratus: Commentarius in artem Donati. ‘In secundam Donati editionem interpretatio'. Keil, Grammatici latini, IV 405-20.

o1v Sergius [Servius, the Grammarian]: Explanationes artis Donati. ‘In secundam Donati editionem commentarius'. Keil, Grammatici latini, IV 428-43.


Imprint: Venice: Christophorus de Pensis, de Mandello, 4 June 1491. Folio.


Collation: a–o6.


ISTC: id00236000

GW: GW 8402 (Anm. 2);

Hain: HC 6216;

Goff: Goff D‑236;

BMC: BMC V 468;

Proctor: Pr 5224;

Others: BSB‑Ink D‑163; Essling 563; Sack, Freiburg, 1256; Sander 2433; Sheppard 4305.

LCN: 14816397


Copy number: D-087(1)

Bound with:
2. Probus, Instituta artium. Vicenza: Henricus and Johannes Maria, 12 Feb. 1509;
3. Flavius Sosipatrus Charisius, Institutionum grammaticarum libri quinque. Naples: Johannes Sulzbach, 1532.

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled calf; the upper cover detached.

Size: 294 × 213 × 37 mm.

Size of leaf: 280 × 187 mm.

Early marginal notes, mainly extracting key words.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Rouen, Normandy, Jesuit College, 1663; an inscription on a2r of item 1: ‘Inscriptus catalogo Collegii Societatis Jesu Rotomag'.' Probably the copy purchased from Payne and Foss, Catalogue of Printed Books and Manuscripts in Various Languages (London, 1837), no. 5202, for £3. 3. 0; the lot is described as ‘Diomedes et alii Grammatici Venet. 1491. etc. 3 vol. in 1. Russia 3.3.-'; see Books Purchased (1837), 11; it would seem that another copy was purchased from the sale of William Pickering, via Charles J. Stewart (London: Sotheby's, 30 Oct. 1854), lot 1018, for £0. 3. 0; see Library Bills (1851-5), 418; Books Purchased (1855), 18.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 3.21(1).

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