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Bod-Inc: L-038

Lascaris, Constantinus

Erotemata [Greek and Latin].


Analysis of Content

Subject: grammar

[a3r] [Damilas], Demetrius Cretensis: Letter to students of Greek. Incipit: ‘ Ὁρω̂ν ὑμα̂ς τω̂ν καλω̂ν ὄντας φιλομαθει̂ς  . . .’ For the author, Demetrius Damilas, see now David Speranzi, 'Prima di Aldo. Demetrio Damilas disegnatore di caratteri', in Manuciana Tergestina et Veronensia, ed. Francesco Donadi, Stefano Pagliaroli, and Andrea Tessier, Trieste, EUT, 2015, pp. 143-161.

[a4r] [Damilas], Demetrius Cretensis: Letter to students of Greek, translated into Latin. Incipit: ‘Cum uos rerum bonarum ac litterarum graecarum adipiscendae disciplinae . . .’ Saxius 461.

[b1r] Lascaris, Constantinus: ‘ Ἐπιτομὴ τω̂ν ὀκτὼ του̂ λόγου μερω̂ν καὶ ἄλλων τινω̂ν ἀναγκαίων  . . .’ Incipit: ‘ Περὶ δϊαιρέσεως τω̂ν γραμμάτων βιβλίον πρω̂τον. [ Γ] ράμμα ἐστὶ μέρος ἐλάχιστον φωνη̂ς  . . .’ See H. Rabe, ‘Konstantin Lascaris', Zentralblatt für Bibliothekswesen, 45 (1928), 1-7; A. Pertusi, ‘ Ἐρωτήματα . Per la storia e le fonti delle prime grammatiche greche a stampa', Italia medioevale e umanistica, 5 (1962), 324-51.


Imprint: Milan: Dionysius Paravisinus, 30 Jan. 1476. 4°.

Remarks: The Greek types were designed by Demetrius Damilas using his own handwriting as model, as proved by Speranzi (see above).


Collation: [a4 b–g10 h12].


ISTC: il00065000

Hain: HC 9920;

Goff: Goff L‑65;

BMC: BMC VI 731;

Proctor: Pr 5889;

Others: CIBN L‑47; Oates 2275; Sheppard 4900. Facsimile: C. Lascaris, Greek Grammar, ed. with an introduction by J. J. Fraenkel (Amsterdam, 1966).

LCN: 14451736


Copy number: L-038(1)

For this copy see Printing Greek, no. 2.

Wanting the blank leaves [a1-2].

Leaves [a1-2] are made up from another copy.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century gold-tooled blue morocco with gilt-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns, pink silk bookmark; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 235 × 165 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 230 × 157 mm.

Provenance: Edward Knight (1734-1812); sale (4 May 1821), lot 1151, with purchase price noted in the Bodleian copy of the sale catalogue as £27. 16. 6, and with the note ‘wants the preface of 2 leaves'; these are now present, presumably made up from another copy. Purchased for £30. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1821), 9.

SHELFMARK: Auct. K 4.35.

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