De priscorum proprietate verborum.
Analysis of Content
a1v Maius, Junianus: [Preface addressed to] Ferdinandus I de Aragona, King of Naples. Roberto Ricciardi, ‘Angelo Poliziano, Giuniano Maio, Antonio Calcillo', Rinascimento, 2nd ser. 8 (1968), 277-309, at 302-3.
a2r Maius, Junianus: De priscorum proprietate verborum. Incipit: ‘[A] composita plerumque separationem significat . . .’ See Ricciardi 277-84 and Simona Gavinelli, ‘Le Eleganzie di Lorenzo Valla: fonti grammaticali latine e stratificazione compositiva', Italia medioevale e umanistica, 31 (1988), 205-57, at 251-7.
mm9r Maius, Junianus: [Letter addressed to] Henricus Languardus, Archbishop of Acerenza and Matera. Ricciardi 303-4.
Imprint: [Naples]: Mathias Moravus and Blasius Romerus, 1475. Folio.
Collation: a–d10 e f8 g–i K10 l m12 n–q10 R12 s–z [et]10 [rum]12 aa–dd10 ee8 ff6 gg hh II–LL mm10.
Hain: H *10539;
Goff: Goff M‑95;
BMC: BMC XII 62;
Proctor: Pr 6695;
Others: BSB‑Ink M‑65; CIBN M‑37; Fava–Bresciano 108; Sheppard 5429.
Copy number: M-030(1)
Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled quarter calf over wooden boards; yellow-edged leaves. Two catches lost, remains of clasps. ‘Dictionarius' along the lower edge. Strips from twelfth/thirteenth-century parchment manuscript visible in the binding. Quadruple fillets form a frame. Vertical quadruple fillets divide the inner rectangle into four compartments. The compartment adjacent to the spine is decorated with a cresting stamp and a square four-petalled floral stamp; the following compartments are decorated respectively with a rectangular foliate staff stamp, a rectangular foliate stamp with flowers and grapes, and a square winged dragon stamp. On the lower cover the inner rectangle is divided into three compartments. The compartment adjacent to the spine is decorated with the cresting stamp and the square floral stamp; the following ones are decorated respectively with the foliate staff stamp and a square rosette stamp. Remains of a manuscript label at the head of the spine.
Size: 420 × 290 × 100 mm.
Size of leaf: 403 × 278 mm.
Some marginal notes, supplementing the text, and ‘nota' marks in a contemporary hand.
Initials are supplied in red or blue.
Provenance: Johannes Tröster († before May 1485); inscription on a1r: ‘Vocabularius Troster'. Regensburg, Cathedral library; inscription in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand on rear pastedown: ‘Donatus est predicature summe ecclesie Ratis[bonensis] a domino doctore Iohanne tröster canonico Ratis[bonense]'. On the front pastedown a manuscript note in an eighteenth/nineteenth-century German signed: L. H. (possibly Ludwig Hain, 1781-1836) Purchased for £4. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1851), 48.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 1.15.
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