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Bod-Inc: D-151

Donatus, Aelius

Rudimenta grammatices: Ianua.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Carmen.] See D‑148.

a1r Donatus, Aelius: [Rudimenta grammatices: Ianua.] Incipit: ‘[P]oeta que pars est? Nomen est. Quare est nomen? . . .’ Quia significat substantiam . . .Quid est coniunctio . . .partes orationis in oratione Partly printed in Schmitt 74-80.

c3r [Epistola Catonis.] See D‑148.

c3r [Breves sententiae.] See D‑148.

c3v [Disticha Catonis.] See D‑148.


Imprint: [Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, c.1478]. 4°.


Collation: [a–c8].

Types: Type: 106 G. Red-printed lombard initials.

Leaves: 24 leaves.

Line number: 31 lines ([a2r]).

Type area: Type area: 163 ×107 mm ([a2r]).

Illustrations: Woodcut initials P, C.

Remarks: Leaf [a1r], within a red-printed border: ‘(red) J (black) Anua ſum rudibus primam cupientibus artē | Nec ſine me quisquam rite peritus erit'; l. 9: ‘POETA que pars eſt? Nomen eſt'; [b1r], l. 1: ‘vel rant. Futuro audiar audieris vel audieretur. Etpl'r |'; [c2v]: ‘.Explicit Liber Donati'; [c3r]: ‘CVm ego Cato adimaduerterē quaƺ | plurimos homines . . .'; [c8r], l. 31: ‘Hos breuitas ſenſus fecit coniungere binos'.


ISTC: id00341910

Proctor: Pr 5690;

Others: Sheppard 3287-9.

LCN: 14886932, 14886945


Copy number: D-151(1)

Bound with:
1. Aldus Pius Manutius, Institutionum grammaticarum libri quatuor, etc. Florence: Philippus Iunta, 1516;
2. Erasmus, Libellus de constructione octo partium orationis. [Leipzig]: Melchior Lotter, 1515.

Binding: Sixteenth-century blind-tooled pigskin over pasteboards; four ties lost. On both covers fillets form concentric frames. Within the outer frame is a floral roll, and within the inner frame is a repeated small floral tool and a small star tool. In the inner rectangle small headed-outline tools make up merrythoughts.

Size: 206 × 153 × 44 mm.

Size of leaf: 203 × 145 mm.

Provenance: Hieronymus Weinrich (fl. 1615); an inscription on front pastedown: ‘Hieronymus Weinrich. Anno Domini 1615'. Zeune (fl. 1774); an inscription on verso of front endleaf: ‘Zeune 1774. Ex Auct. Greineria'. George Chalmers (1742-1825); armorial book-plate; see Howe, Book Plates, 5491; sale, 27 Sept. 1841, lot 208. Purchased for £0. 7. 6; see Books Purchased (1842), 29.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: 8° V 210 Th.

SHELFMARK: 4° B 57(3) Jur.

Copy number: D-151(2)

Leaves [a3-6] only.

Printed on parchment.

Binding: Nineteenth-century red morocco; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 221 × 165 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 208 × 152 mm.

Provenance unknown; acquired between 1835 and 1847; see Catalogus (1843), Appendix 275; the shelfmark may indicate an acquisition of c.1840.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 5.21.

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