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Bod-Inc: L-040

Lascaris, Constantinus

Erotemata, et al. [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.

m9r [Colophon.]

m9v [Moschus]: Ἐρως δραπέτης . ‘ Στίχοι ἡρωικοὶ εἰς τὸν ἔρωτα .’ Incipit: ‘ Ὰ Κύπρις τὸν ἔρωτα τόν υἱέα μακρόν ἐβώστρει ‘; 29 hexameters.


Imprint: Vicenza: Leonardus Achates de Basilea, 14 June 1489. 4°.


Collation: a–h I κ l8 m10.


ISTC: il00067000

Hain: HCR 9922;

Goff: Goff L‑67;

BMC: BMC VII 1032;

Proctor: Pr 7127;

Others: CIBN L‑49; Hillard 1194; Oates 2672; Sack, Freiburg, 2221; Sheppard 5889-91.

LCN: 14451731


Copy number: L-040(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century English crushed red morocco with gilt-edged leaves, pink silk bookmark; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 225 × 168 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 215 × 151 mm.

Early marginal notes in Latin mainly supplying further examples; on a1v a note on vowels and diphthongs using a terminology which varies from that of the printed text. On a1r in a slightly later hand is a poem attributed to Jacobus Locher: ‘Philomusi Intimatia ad grecorum litterarum Introductionem', incipit: ‘Grammata quod cupis grecorum tradere prima | Auribus ingenuis? Desine liuor edax'; 6 elegiac distichs.

Provenance: Purchased from Payne and Foss for £4. 4. 0; see Books Purchased (1824), 8.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 5.23a.

Copy number: L-040(2)

Bound with:
2. Constantinus Lascaris, De nomine et verbo. [Vicenza: Leonardus Achates de Basilea, c.1489] (L‑042(2)), probably as issued.

Binding: Nineteenth-century English gold-tooled brown morocco, with gilt-edged leaves and marbled pastedowns, by Robert Rivière (d. 1882), as signed inside the upper cover.

Size: 225 × 117 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 220 × 158 mm.

Provenance: Charles Butler (1821-1910); sale (10 Apr. 1913), lot 3108. Bought by Ingram Bywater (1840-1914) for £19. 0. 0, according to an annotation on a cutting from the Butler sale catalogue pasted onto the front pastedown; Elenchus, no. 1908a. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. F 2.21(1).

Copy number: L-040(3)

Binding: Nineteenth-century French gold-tooled blue morocco, with gilt-edged leaves, pink silk doublures, parchment endleaves, and pink silk bookmark, by P. Bozérian the younger (fl. 1805-1818), as signed on the spine.

Size: 220 × 175 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 215 × 160 mm.

Provenance: Simon Chardon de la Rochette (1755-1814); inscription on a1v: ‘Chardon de la Rochette'. Sir Mark Masterman Sykes (1771-1823); sale (1824), lot 231. Bought by Thomas Thorpe for £6. 10. 0, according to the annotated catalogue. Purchased by Heber from Thorpe for £7. 9. 6, according to the price annotated in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue. Richard Heber (1773-1833); note: ‘Sir Mark Sykes's sale, pt. 2 [1824] n. 231. 6. 10. 0 | Thorpe etc. 19.6 | 7.9.6'; see Catalogue, 7 (1835), lot 3511, sold for £1. 1. 0. Payne and Foss; sale of stock, Apr. 1850, no. 2525. Revd William Edward Buckley (1818-1892); sale (London: Sotheby's, 27 Feb. 1893), lot 1721; sold for £7. 5. 0, according to an annotation on a cutting from the sale catalogue pasted onto a front endleaf. John Gennadius (1844-1932); sale, lot 1798. William Harrison Woodward (1855-1941); sale (London, Sotheby's, 20 Dec. 1910), lot 285. Bought by Ingram Bywater (1840-1914) for £17. 5. 0, according to an annotation on a cutting from the sale catalogue pasted onto a front endleaf; Elenchus, no. 1908a. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. P 1.23.

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