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Laetus, Julius Pomponius

Grammaticae compendium.


Analysis of Content

a1v Laetus, Julius Pomponius: [Letter addressed to] Ranalius, canon in Padua. Incipit: ‘Superioribus annis uolumina quaedam grammatices . . .’

a1v Laetus, Julius Pomponius: [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Noscere romanae qui uis primordia lingue | Huc fuge polliceor me duce doctus eris'; 3 elegiac distichs.

a2r Laetus, Julius Pomponius: Grammaticae compendium. Incipit: ‘[G]rammatice est ars necessaria . . .’ See J. Ruysschaert, ‘Les manuels de grammaire latine composés par Pomponio Leto', Scriptorium, 8 (1954), 98-107, at 103-4.

e7v Laetus, Julius Pomponius: [First versified conclusion.] Incipit: ‘Iamque petit finem pueris sacer iste libellus | Cum sit pro pueris tam breuis esse cupit'; 2 elegiac distichs.

e7v Laetus, Julius Pomponius: [Second conclusion, addressed to] Ranalius. Incipit: ‘Habes suauissime Ranali . . .’


Imprint: Venice: Baptista de Tortis, 31 Mar. 1484. 4°.


Collation: a–e8.


ISTC: il00023000

Hain: HCR 9834;

Goff: Goff L‑23;

BMC: BMC V 323;

Proctor: Pr 4624;

Others: CIBN P‑560; Hillard 1678; Rhodes 1074; Sheppard 3845.

LCN: 14087969


Copy number: L-018(1)

Bound with:
1. Julius Pomponius Laetus, Romanae historiae compendium. Venice: Bernardinus Venetus, de Vitalibus, 23 Apr. 1499 (L‑019(2));
2. Julius Pomponius Laetus, De Romanorum magistratibus. [Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, after 1497] (L‑022).

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf over marbled pasteboards; bound for Kloß. Partial manuscript title and shelfmark, ‘300', across the fore-edge and along the lower edge.

Size: 221 × 158 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 212 × 149 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, underlining, and manuscript foliation: 1-116, in Scheurl's hand.

Provenance: Christoph Scheurl (1481-1542); inscription on a1r of item 1: ‘Iste liber est mei christoferi schewrlij nure[nbergensis] quod partim Emi rome Anno Iubilei partim bon[onie] et v[alet] totus cum ligatura bon[oninorum] 35. Laus deo.'; see Wagner 76-7, who lists on 77 the other items formerly bound with this volume. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; his sale (1835), lot 2153. Date of acquisition unknown; books with neighbouring shelfmarks were acquired in 1834 and 1835.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 1.31(3).

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