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Mataratius, Franciscus

De componendis versibus hexametro et pentametro.


Analysis of Content

a1r Mataratius, Franciscus: De componendis versibus hexametro et pentametro. Dedicated to Petrus Paulus Cornelius. Incipit: ‘[P]oeticam ueteres primam quandam philosophiam esse uoluerunt . . .’ See Leonhardt no. B103.

d8r [Colophon.]


Imprint: Perugia: Stephanus Arndes, 16 June 1481. 4°.


Collation: a8 b c6 d8.

Types: Type: 94 G.

Leaves: 28 leaves.

Line number: 32 lines (a1r).

Type area: Type area: 150 ×83 mm.

Illustrations: Woodcut initial on a1r: see BMC VI p. 880.

Remarks: Leaf a1r: ‘FRANCISCI Mataratii Peruſini Viri | utraqƺ lingua eruditiſſimi . . .'; l. 6: ‘[P]Oeticam ueteres primā quandam | philoſophiā eſſe . . .'; d8r, l. 12: ‘ . . . occiput | [colophon] Finis opuſculi de compoſitōne uerſus Hexametri [et] | Pentametri ȩditi a Franciſco Mataratio Peruſi | no. Et Peruſiȩ impreſſi artificio et labore ingenioſi | uiri Stephani Arnes Anciſburgiēſis: Anno d. m. | cccc.lxxxi. Die Iunii decimaſexta.’


ISTC: im00348000

Hain: H 10890;

Goff: Goff M‑348;

Proctor: Pr 7232;

Others: Sheppard 5482.

LCN: 14550829


Copy number: M-144(1)

Binding: Green paper boards; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. ‘1002' in black ink at tail of upper cover adjacent to the spine.

Size: 214 × 147 × 9 mm.

Size of leaf: 214 × 142 mm.

Marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, and pointing hands in a humanist hand.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red.

Provenance: Luigi Celotti (c.1768-c.1846); purchased at his sale (14 Feb. 1825), lot 1002, for £2. 6. 0; see Books Purchased (1825), 18.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.35.

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