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Donatus, Aelius

Commentum in Terentii Comoedias.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Donatus, Aelius: Commentum in Terentii Comoedias.] Don. Ter. On the textual tradition see M. D. Reeve, ‘Aelius Donatus', Texts and Transmission, 153-6, at 155; M. D. Reeve, ‘The Textual Tradition of Donatus's Commentary on Terence', Hermes: Zeitschrift für klassiche Philologie, 106 (1978), 608-18; M. D. Reeve and R. H. Rouse, ‘New Light on the Transmission of Donatus's Commentum Terentii’, Viator, 9 (1979), 235-49.

[G9r] Zovenzonius, Raphael: [Verse, addressed to] Vindelinus de Spira. Incipit: ‘Qui cupit obstrusam frugem gustasse Terenti | Donatum querat noscere grammaticum | Quem Vindelinus signis impressit ahenis | Vir bonus & claro preditus ingenio'; 2 elegiac distichs. B. Ziliotto, Raffaele Zovenzoni, la vita, i carmi, Celebrazioni degli Istriani illustri, 3 (Trieste, 1950), 159 no. 261.


Imprint: [Venice]: Vindelinus de Spira, [c.1472]. Folio.


Collation: [a10 b–d8 e6 f–h8 i10 k6+1 l10 m n8 o10 p–t8 v6].


ISTC: id00353000

GW: GW 9035;

Hain: HR 6383 = H 15390;

Goff: Goff D‑353;

BMC: BMC V 163;

Proctor: Pr 4056;

Others: BSB‑Ink D‑277; Sheppard 3222.

LCN: 14888772


Copy number: D-153(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [v5-6].

Binding: Parchment; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 341 × 246 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 333 × 235 mm.

Early marginal notes, some in faded red ink, mainly extracting key words.

Provenance: José Maria Riveiro da Fonseca (1690-1760), Bishop of Porto; armorial stamp, lettered ‘Bibl. Fonsec. Aracoelit.', flanked by stamped initials ‘B.A.' on [a2r]. Luigi Serra, 4th Duca di Cassano (1747-1825); see Catalogo, 17. George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); sale (1821), lot 108. Purchased for £1. 1. 0; see Books Purchased (1821), 5 and the annotated sale catalogue.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. N 1.18.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 2.30.

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