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Bod-Inc: L-039

Lascaris, Constantinus

Erotemata [Greek and Latin].


Analysis of Content

a1v Accursius Pisanus, Bonus: Letter addressed to Julius Pomponius [Laetus]. Incipit: ‘Cum mea opera et studio uir uenerabilis et graece ac latine doctissimus Iohannes monachus Placentinus . . .’ Saxius 480.

a2r 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 L‑038.

a2r Lascaris, Constantinus: ‘Compendium octo orationis partium et aliorum quorundam necessariorum.’ Incipit: ‘De diuisione litterarum. Liber primus. [L]ittera est pars minima uocis indiuidua . . .’ Translated into Latin by Johannes Crastonus, as acknowledged in Accursius's letter.


Imprint: Milan: [Bonus Accursius], 29 Sept. 1480. 4°.


Collation: a–h I k l8 m10.

Remarks: Leaf a2 is signed ai, etc.


ISTC: il00066000

Hain: HCR 9921;

Goff: Goff L‑66;

BMC: BMC VI 756;

Proctor: Pr 5964;

Others: CIBN L‑48; Sack, Freiburg, 2220; Sheppard 4967.

LCN: 14451623


Copy number: L-039(1)

CIBN‘s variant B, as BMC, unlike HR.

Binding: Eighteenth-century English gold-tooled diced calf (c.1790), with gilt-edged leaves and marbled pastedowns, bound for the Bodleian Library; with the gold stamp of the Library on both covers.

Size: 295 × 210 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 284 × 194 mm.

Some paragraph marks are supplied in black or red ink.

Running headings and Latin and Greek key words extracted in fifteenth/sixteenth-century black ink, probably by Antonius Albergati; some headings are provided in early red ink in the outer margins of the rectos. On m10v are notes in Greek on the first declension of the nouns and extracts from Demosthenes and Basilius in the hand of the marginal annotator.

Provenance: Antonius Albergati; a cancelled fifteenth/sixteenth-century inscription on m10r: ‘Antonii Pomponiani(?) Albergati liber'. James St Amand (1687-1754); manuscript catalogue, fol. 54 no. 1143; ‘Cat. S. Am. 1143'. Bequeathed in 1754; see ‘Catalogus Bibliothecae Novae', fol. 119r: ‘St Amand.’

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 4.8.

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