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Bod-Inc: G-161

Gnomae Monostichae Ex Diversis Poetis (ed. Johannes Lascaris)


Analysis of Content

a1r [Alphabetum graecum], listing the Greek alphabet, followed by the diphthongs, including those now normally written as a vowel with an iota subscript.

a1r [Table of contents.]

a1v [Menandros pseudo-]: ‘ Γνω̂μαι μονόστιχοι ἐκ διαφόρων ποιητω̂ν κατὰ στοιχει̂ον συντεταγμέναι .’ Edited by Johannes Lascaris. Menandros, Sententiae, ed. Siegfried Jaekel (Leipzig, 1964); Lascaris used a manuscript of the class Γ; the Sententiae occur in the order listed by Jaekel in his ‘Praefatio', pp. xi–xiii. GW will catalogue the item under Menandros; on the ascription see Jaekel's ‘Praefatio', pp. xvii–xviii.

b4v Musaeus: ‘ Ἡρώ καὶ Λέανδρος .’ Musaeus, Hero und Leander, Einleitung, Text, Übersetzung und Kommentar, by Karlheinz Kost (Bonn, 1971); on the manuscripts used by Lascaris see A. Ludwich, Über die Handschriften des Epikers Musäus (Königsberg, 1896), 5-6.


Imprint: [Florence: Laurentius (Francisci) de Alopa, Venetus, c.1494-6]. 4°.


Collation: a b8 c2.


ISTC: ig00309000

Hain: HC 7787;

Goff: Goff G‑309;

BMC: BMC VI 667;

Proctor: Pr 6411;

Others: Hillard 898; Rhodes 847; Sheppard 5196-7.

LCN: 14875655


Copy number: G-161(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century English (London) gold-tooled red morocco, gilt-edged leaves, blue pastedowns, azure silk book-mark; probably bound for the Bodleian Library by Christian Samuel Kalthoeber in 1789-90; on 1 Dec. 1789 the Curators of the Bodleian authorized one of their number, William Jackson, Regius Professor of Greek, to carry to London nine books in order to have them bound or repaired, one of which was this book; see minutes of the Curators' meeting, 1 Dec. 1789 (Library Records e. 4, fols 69-70).

Size: 220 × 155 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 213 × 145 mm.

Provenance: Possibly John Selden (1584-1654); see shelfmark of 1674, but not found in MS. Broxb. 84. 10. Acquired by 1674; see Hyde, Catalogus (1674), I 293 (then bound with Euripides, Tragoediae quattuor [Florence: Laurentius (Francisci) de Alopa, before 18 June 1495] (E‑039)).

Former Bodleian shelfmark: 4o Z 1 Art. Seld. (Hyde).

SHELFMARK: Auct. K 4.6.

Copy number: G-161(2)

Binding: Nineteenth-century English (London) gold-tooled red morocco; gold-tooled turn-ins; gilt-edged leaves; probably bound by Charles Lewis (1786-1836).

Size: 200 × 140 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 196 × 132 mm.

Some underlining in brown ink, and a few marginal key words in Latin and Greek in two late hands.

Provenance: Sir John Hayford Thorold (1773-1831); purchased by him from Payne and Foss in 1827 for £21. 0. 0; engraved monogram; armorial book-plate of Syston Park; sale (12 Dec. 1884), lot 845. William Horatio Crawford (1815-1888); armorial book-plate; sale (12 Mar. 1891), lot 1371. Joannes Gennadius (1844-1932); sale (28 Mar. 1895), lot 1345. Purchased from William Ridler in June 1895 for £11. 0. 0 by Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); Elenchus, no. 1449. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. N 5.11.

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