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Bod-Inc: M-031

Maius, Junianus

De priscorum proprietate verborum.


Analysis of Content

a1v Maius, Junianus: [Prologue addressed to] Ferdinandus I de Aragona, King of Naples. Ricciardi 302-3.

a2r Maius, Junianus: De priscorum proprietate verborum. Incipit: ‘[A] composita plerumque separationem significat . . .’ See M‑030.

ll10r Maius, Junianus: [Letter addressed to] Henricus Languardus, Archbishop of Acerenza and Matera. Ricciardi 303-4.


Imprint: Treviso: Bernardus de Colonia, 1477. Folio.


Collation: a–c10 d–f8 g–r10 ſ s–y8.10 aa12 bb–ll10.


ISTC: im00096000

Hain: H *10540;

Goff: Goff M‑96;

BMC: BMC VI 892;

Proctor: Pr 6483;

Others: BSB‑Ink M‑66; CIBN M‑38; GfT 1977; Rhodes 1153; Rhodes, Treviso, no. 73; Sheppard 5516.

LCN: 14477023


Copy number: M-031(1)

Binding: c.1800 calf; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; yellow-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns, and green silk bookmark.

Size: 341 × 237 × 65 mm.

Size of leaf: 330 × 216 mm.

Foliation by the rubricator: 1-330.

On a2r a 12-line initial ‘A' is supplied in blue with reserved white decoration (four-petalled flower) and red pen-work decoration. Other initials, paragraph marks, underlining of chapter headings, and capital strokes are supplied in red. Rubricator's signature on ii1r, within the initial: ‘W. Suzingus Archidi[a?]c[on?]us', and date on ll10r: ‘1479'.

Provenance: Gerard Meerman (1722-1771); manuscript catalogue (MMW S 145 III, fol. 2v, no. 410b). Johan Meerman (1753-1815); purchased at his sale, vol. II, p. 4, lot 36, for fl. 95; see Books Purchased . . . at the Sale of M. Meerman, p. 32.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. P 2.1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 1.19.

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