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Bod-Inc: N-108

Niger, Franciscus

Modus epistolandi.


Analysis of Content

a1v [List of types of letter.]

a2r Niger, [Pescennius] Franciscus: [Letter addressed to] Jacobus Geroldus Styrus Cnitelfeldensis. Incipit: ‘[N]uma Pompilius qui post Romulum secundus Rhomani regni . . .’ Explicit: sumatur exordium

a2v Niger, [Pescennius] Franciscus: Modus epistolandi [addressed to] Jacobus Geroldus. Incipit: ‘[S]cribendarum epistolarum initium licet multi uariis causis . . .’ Explicit: libentissime exequi

e4v Niger, [Pescennius] Franciscus: ‘Peroratio' [addressed to] Jacobus Geroldus. Incipit: ‘Iam annuente deo, magnifice Jacobe, ad peroptatum finem . . .’

e5r Jacobus Geroldus: [Letter addressed to] Franciscus Niger. Incipit: ‘Excogitabam mecum ipse diebus istis, Francisce charissime . . .’


Imprint: Venice: Hermannus Liechtenstein, 5 Feb. 1488. 4°.


Collation: a–d8 e6.


ISTC: in00232000

Hain: HC *11863;

Goff: Goff N‑232;

BMC: BMC V 357;

Proctor: Pr 4791;

Others: Rhodes 1251; Sheppard 3939-40.

LCN: 14537945


Copy number: N-108(1)

Bound with A‑093; see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 193 × 137 mm.

Early marginal notes, including extraction of key words and ‘nota' marks. On e5v a note written in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand, with incipit, ‘[ ] tua digna me merita . . .'; and on e6r a letter(?), in the same hand, with incipit, ‘[ ] tue digna me . . .'.

SHELFMARK: 4° C 1(2) Art. Seld.

Copy number: N-108(2)

Wanting the blank leaf e6.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century half green morocco; marbled paper boards.

Size: 197 × 142 × 8 mm.

Size of leaf: 192 × 133 mm.

Provenance: Thomas Thorpe, Catalogue (1832), pt. 1, no. 1782. Purchased from Thorpe for £0. 6. 0: see Library Bills (1829-32), no. 345, and Books Purchased (1832), 17, with the date given as ‘1481', in error.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 2.19.

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