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Bod-Inc: N-112

Niger, Franciscus

Modus epistolandi.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v [List of types of letter.]

a2r Niger, [Pescennius] Franciscus: [Letter addressed to] Jacobus Geroldus. 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 inicium licet multi variis causis . . .’ Explicit: libentissime exequi. Vale

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 . . .’

e5r [Colophon.]

e5v ‘Ars epistolandi Francisci Nigri in laudem hexasticou(!)'. Incipit: ‘Franciscus Niger hic que cerpsit numine dio | Palladis ex adito perspice quisquis ades'; 3 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: Paris: Pierre Levet, [between 1494 and 1497.] 4°.

Remarks: As dated by CIBN from the address and the state of the types. Sheppard dates [c.1491].


Collation: a–d8 e6.

Types: Types: 113 G; 81 G (later state 79).

Leaves: 38 leaves.

Line number: 39 lines (a2r).

Type area: Type area: 158 ×93 mm (a2r).

Remarks: Leaf a1r, title-page: ‘Epiſtole Franciſci nigri.'; [device]; a1v. ‘Opuſculū epiſtola familiariū [et] artis earundem . . .'; a2r. ‘Opuſculum scribendi epiſtolas franciſci | nigri incipit feliciter. | Franciſcus niger / Venetus doctor . . .'; l. 6: ‘[N]Vma pompilius qui poſt romulū | . . .'; a2v, l. 25: ‘Prefatio. [S]Cribendarum epiſtolarum iniciū | . . .'; e5r: colophon: ‘Opuſculū hoc de ſcribendis epiſtolis . . . | . . . Imp̄ſſū ſuburbiis ſācti germani de pratis | In interſignio crucis auree [per] Petrum Leuet Finit.'; e5v. ‘Ars epiſtolandi Franciſci nigri in laudem hexaſticou | Franciſcus niger hic que cerpſit numine dio | . . .'; l. 10: ‘ . . . quibus | nunc vtimur ſpecies reducūtur.’


ISTC: in00243500

Proctor: Pr 8077;

Others: @{CIBN} N‑144; Oates 2997; Pellechet MS. 8569 (8458); Sheppard 6279.

LCN: 14538029


Copy number: N-112(1)

Bound with A‑138; see there for details of binding, decoration, and provenance.

Size of leaf: 207 × 140 mm.

Sheets c3.6, c4.5 and d3-4 are printed in Denidel's types 99 G and 75 G.

Occasional early marginal annotations, including extraction of key words.

Two- to five-line initials are supplied in red or in interlocked red and blue; paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

SHELFMARK: Douce 129(7).

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