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Bod-Inc: L-094

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 . . .’

[a2r] Omnibonus Leonicenus: De octo partibus orationis. Incipit: ‘[L]itterarum aliae sunt uocales, aliæ consonantes. Vocales sunt quinque: a, e, i, o, u . . .’

[o7v] 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]: Albertus de Stendal, 14 May 1474. 8°.


Collation: [a–q8 r4].


ISTC: il00175000

Hain: HR 10025;

Goff: Goff L‑175;


Proctor: Pr 6782;

Others: CIBN L‑150; Oates 2551; Sheppard 5575.

LCN: 14538685


Copy number: L-094(1)

Binding: Quarter calf; marbled paper boards.

Size: 169 × 123 × 27 mm.

Size of leaf: 165 × 113 mm.

Two notes in fifteenth/sixteenth-century hands on [r4v], one a note on the Hebrew letters with their symbolic meanings, the other a note on nomina and praenomina. Manuscript foliation in black ink: 1-1033 [133].

Provenance: Purchased by Heber for £0. 7. 6, according to the price in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue. Richard Heber (1773-1833); stamp on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘Bibliotheca Heberiana'; see Catalogue, 1 (1834), lot 3914(?), sold for £0. 11. 0. Thomas Thorpe, catalogue (1834), V, no. 1137. Purchased from Thorpe in 1834 for £1. 11. 6; see Books Purchased (1834), 17.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.69.

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