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Bod-Inc: N-126

Nonius Marcellus

De compendiosa doctrina, et al.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v [List of words in alphabetical order.]

b1r 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.

l1r Festus, [Sextus] Pompeius: [De verborum significatione.] Fest.; see N‑123.

o5v [Additional list of words beginning with ‘I' and ‘M'.] Incipit: ‘[I]ncomitiare significat tale comitium facere pro quo necesse sit . . .’ Explicit: ut subaudiatur iuuet

p1r Varro, Marcus Terentius: De Lingua Latina. Var. L. 5-8; see N‑123.

s1v [Colophon.]

s2r [List of words in alphabetical order.]


Imprint: Venice: Bernadinus de Choris, de Cremona, and Simon de Luere, 15 Dec. 1490. Folio.


Collation: a4 b–i6 k4 l–r6 s4.


ISTC: in00270000

Hain: HC 11905;

Goff: Goff N‑270;

BMC: BMC V 465;

Proctor: Pr 5214;

Others: Sheppard 4295-6.

LCN: 14536946, 14536967


Copy number: N-126(1)

Wanting the blank leaf s4.

Binding: Early eighteenth-century parchment, with title printed in gold on a rectangular red leather label at the head of the spine. Blue-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns, and green silk bookmark. ‘181?' in faded brown ink at tail of the spine. Watermark of front endleaf is three crescents (Heawood 866-74); seventeenth-century Venetian, but the hand that wrote the ‘Differentiae' beginning with ‘littera A' is not Italian.

Size: 305 × 214 × 22 mm.

Size of leaf: 302 × 201 mm.

On s3v a marginal addition in an early sixteenth-century hand, ‘Differentiae: ‘Inter aluum et ventrem et uterum. Alius inferius receptaculum cibi est quo sordes . . .ut ait Salustius . . .' ‘12' in brown ink in upper right-hand corner of rear endleaf.

Provenance: ‘£4. 4. 0' in pencil on the front endleaf. Purchased in Feb. 1951, from Day's, bookseller, Thame, Oxfordshire.

SHELFMARK: Inc. c. I4.1490.1.

Copy number: N-126(2)

Bound with:
1. Johannes Tortellius, De Orthographia. Venice: Andreas de Paltasichis, 15 Dec. 1488 (T‑226(1));
2. Laurentius Valla, Elegantiae linguae latinae. Venice: Bernardinus Rizus, Novariensis, 31 May 1491 (V‑034).

Wanting gatherings p–s containing Varro.

Binding: Gold-tooled calf, c.1800; sprinkled brown-edged leaves; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. ‘Arretini Commentariorum & C.' gold-tooled on the spine.

Size: 310 × 217 × 55 mm.

Size of leaf: 303 × 192 mm.

A bookmark containing notes in Italian in an eighteenth-century hand and a very faded red stamp is inserted in the book.

Provenance: Siena, Tuscany, Dominicans, S. Dominicus; inscription on A2r of item 1: ‘Est Conuentus Sancti Dominici de Senis 169'; with a book stamp on A2r of item 1 and on o6v of item 3. Date of acquisition unknown; other books with neighbouring shelfmarks were acquired during the 1830s.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. N extra 11.1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 3.9(3).

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