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Bod-Inc: L-093

Leonicenus, Omnibonus

De octo partibus orationis, et al.


Analysis of Content

a1r Omnibonus Leonicenus: [Letter addressed to] Federicus Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua. Incipit: ‘[E]n tibi, humanissime princeps, grammaticae libellus erudiendis liberis tuis . . .’

a1v [Omnibonus Leonicenus: De octo partibus orationis.] Incipit: ‘[L]itterarum aliae sunt uocales, aliae consonantes. Vocales sunt quinque: a, e, i, o, u . . .’

i4v Omnibonus Leonicenus: De arte metrica. [Also known as De versu heroico.] Incipit: ‘[P]es in metro dicitur quod pedis officio fungatur. Metra enim per pedes . . .’


Imprint: Padua: [Bartholomaeus de Valdezoccho and Martinus de Septem Arboribus], 14 Jan. 1474. 4°.


Collation: a–k10.


ISTC: il00174000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) 10024;

Goff: Goff L‑174;


Proctor: Pr 6762;

Others: CIBN L‑149; Sheppard 5561-2.

LCN: 14538607


Copy number: L-093(1)

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century black crushed morocco, with a single gold fillet on each cover, and marbled pastedowns.

Size: 206 × 149 × 26 mm.

Size of leaf: 200 × 135 mm.

Occasional marginal annotations.

Provenance: Anonymous sale (London: Evans, 7 Jan. 1838), lot 70. Purchased for £1. 7. 0: see Library Bills (1837-8), no. 138, and Books Purchased (1838), 18.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 1.59.

Copy number: L-093(2)

Wanting sheet h4.7.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century Italian quarter red morocco, with red paper and marbled pastedowns; bound for Boutourlin.

Size: 212 × 153 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 203 × 145 mm.

Occasional early annotations.

On a1r a four-line epigraphic initial ‘E' is supplied in red, with red and black pen-work decoration and extensions into the margins; other three- and four-line epigraphic initials (some with black pen-work decoration), and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capitals occasionally touched with yellow wash.

Provenance: Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); shelfmark no. 92, see catalogue (1831); purchased at his sale for £1. 0. 0: see catalogue (1839), lot 882, and Books Purchased (1840), 19.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 6.32.

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