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Bod-Inc: N-113

Niger, Franciscus

Modus epistolandi.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

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

a2v ‘In laudem compositoris hexastichon'. Incipit: ‘Franciscus Niger hic que carpsit numine diuo | Palladis ex adito perspice quisquis ades'; 3 elegiac distichs.

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

f4r Niger, [Pescennius] Franciscus: ‘Peroratio' [addressed to] Jacobus Geroldus. Incipit: ‘Iam annuente deo, magnifice Jacobe, ad peroptatum finem . . .’

f4r Jacobus Geroldus: [Letter addressed to] Franciscus Niger. Incipit: ‘Excogitabam mecum ipse diebus istis, Francisce charissime . . .’

f5r ‘Tabula epistolarum'.

f5v [Colophon.]


Imprint: Deventer: Jacobus de Breda, 4 Sept. 1495. 4°.


Collation: a–f6.


ISTC: in00245000

Hain: HC 11874;

Goff: Goff N‑245;

Proctor: Pr 9078;

Others: Campbell 1293; HPT II 413; ILC 1652; Oates 3562; Polain 2889; Sheppard 6979.

LCN: 14538005


Copy number: N-113(1)

Wanting the blank leaf f6.

The date in the colophon is ‘M.ccccxcv', not ‘M.cccccxv' as Polain.

Binding: Nineteenth-century(?) white paper boards. Remains of a leather index tab on a2.

Size: 215 × 154 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 205 × 140 mm.

Two-, three-, and five-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: ICB (nineteenth century); initials in pencil on the rear pastedown. Circular white bookseller's label on the upper cover: 1159. Purchased for £0. 2. 0: see Books Purchased (1854), 43.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.29.

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