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Bod-Inc: N-121

Nonius Marcellus

De compendiosa doctrina.


Analysis of Content

a2r [List of words in alphabetical order.]

c2r Nonius Marcellus: De compendiosa doctrina. Non. 1-2; 4 (wanting the last two lines); 5-6; 7 (wanting the last three lines); 8-15; 17-20; see N‑119.


Imprint: Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1476. Folio.


Collation: a–c10 d–y8 z12.


ISTC: in00265000

Hain: HC 11901;

Goff: Goff N‑265;

BMC: BMC V 177;

Proctor: Pr 4098;

Others: BSB‑Ink N‑214; CIBN N‑154; Hillard 1471; Oates 1639; Rhodes 1253; Sheppard 3278.

LCN: 14540241


Copy number: N-121(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Seventeenth-century mottled calf with blind-tooled fillets; sprinkled red-edged leaves; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 265 × 190 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 262 × 175 mm.

‘47' in brown ink in the upper margin of a2r. A few marginal notes in an early Italian(?) hand, in red ink. On c1r-v manuscripts notes, apparently a transcription of classical works, in a sixteenth-century English hand. In the lower margin of the leaves up to l1v Latin proverbs from Thomas Elyot's Biliotheca Eliotae, first published in 1542, with an English translation similar to, but not exactly taken from, Elyot's work; in B. B.'s hand. Occasional marginal notes, mainly commenting on the text with reference to Perottus, in a different sixteenth-century English hand. Manuscript foliation supplied in two different early hands: ‘1-171' in the upper right-hand corner of the rectos and ‘1-65' in the lower right-hand corner of the rectos.

Provenance: John Eldershaw (sixteenth century). John Wardle (sixteenth century); signatures on z12v: ‘Joannes Eldershaus', ‘Jhon Wardle'. B. B. (sixteenth century); see notes. In the Bodleian by 1738; see Fysher, Catalogus, 138 and ‘Catalogus Bibliothecae Novae', fol. 119r. Probably from the bequest of Thomas Barlow (1607-1691).

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: D 4. 1 Linc. on front pastedown, and ‘1' across the fore-edge; Auct. P 2.9.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 4.9.

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