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Bod-Inc: D-152

Donatus, Aelius

Ars maior, II–III.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Donatus, [Aelius]: Ars maior II–III. Holtz 613-74.

[e1r] Beda: De schematibus et tropis. ed. C. B. Kendall, CCSL 123A (1975), 151-71. See CPL 1567; Sharpe, Latin Writers, no. 152.

[f2v] [Table of contents for De arte metrica.] ed. C. B. Kendall, CCSL 123A (1975), 81.

[f2v] Beda: De arte metrica. ed. C. B. Kendall, CCSL 123A (1975), 82-141. See CPL 1565; Sharpe, Latin Writers, no. 152.

[h4v] Sergius [Servius, the Grammarian]: De littera. Keil, Grammatici latini, IV 475-85. On Servius's works see Holtz 223-4.

[i1v] Maximinus Victorinus; [Maximus Victorinus]: ‘Commentarium . . . de ratione metrorum' [part].’ Keil, Grammatici latini, VI 216-24.

[i9r] [Maximus Victorinus: De finalibus metrorum.] ‘Metrorius Maximus'.’ Keil, Grammatici latini, VI 229-39, but with ‘De caesuris' added; ‘[C]aesurae sunt quatuor . . . pecus anne libei.’

[k4r] Honoratus [Servius, the Grammarian]: ‘De finalibus litteris' [addressed to] Aquilinus. Keil, Grammatici latini, IV 449-55.

[k7r] Servius [the Grammarian]: ‘Centimetra' [addressed to] Albinus. [De centum metris.] Keil, Grammatici latini, IV 456-67.

[l3r] Phocas: ‘De nomine et verbo'.’ Foca, De nomine et verbo, ed. F. Casaceli, Collana di studi classici, 16 (Naples, 1974), 29-69.

[n10r] Phocas [pseudo-]: [De aspiratione.] ‘De ortografia'.’ Keil, Grammatici latini, V 439-41; Colette Jeudi, ‘La tradition manuscrite du De Aspiratione attribué au grammarien Phocas, 197-15, edition at 212-5.


Imprint: Milan: Antonius Zarotus, 22 Sept. 1473. 4°.


Collation: [a–c8 d4 e8 f–l10 m4 n10 o2].


ISTC: id00352000

GW: GW 9032;

Hain: HR 6330 + 2735;

Goff: Goff D‑352;

BMC: BMC VI 710;

Proctor: Pr 5776;

Others: Ganda 16; Sheppard 4826.

LCN: 14888044


Copy number: D-152(1)

Wanting gatherings [a]–[d] containing Donatus; given the date and place of the inscription below, the Donatus was clearly missing at least by the beginning of the sixteenth century.

Binding: Eighteenth-century English red morocco, gold-tooled in the ‘Harleian style', but without a centre-piece. On both covers fillets form a double frame, within which is a floral roll (see Nixon, ‘Harleian Bindings', pl. 14, Elliott roll 3) and a decorative roll. Gold-tooled spine; the turn-ins are decorated with a roll alternating flower petals and leaves (see Nixon, ‘Harleian Bindings', pl. 14, Elliott roll 2). Marbled pastedowns.

Size: 242 × 163 × 24 mm.

Size of leaf: 235 × 157 mm.

Some early marginal annotations. List of contents, written in a seventeenth-century, German(?) hand, on the verso of the front endleaf.

Provenance: Magister Franciscus de Savoldis (fifteenth/sixteenth century; fl. 1517). Brescia, Dominicans, S. Fiorano ai Ronchi, from Master Franciscus de Savoldis; a fifteenth/sixteenth-century inscription on [e1r]: ‘Conuentus Sancti Floriani ex dono magistri Francisci de Sauoldis'. Edward, Lord Harley, later 2nd Earl of Oxford (1689-1741); not found in London, BL, MS. Harley 3886; bought by Thomas Osborne; see Catalogus Bibliothecae Harleianae, II no. 15494; upper corner of the front endleaf cut off. Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); printed label of the sale (1789), part II lot 3064; in the annotated catalogue marked down to H. Keyser for Fl. 61, the equivalent of £5. 6. 9 according to the exchange rate used by Payne at this sale. Purchased for £10. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1855), 5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.25.

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