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Bod-Inc: P-023




Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘Papias'.

a1v Mombritius, Boninus: [Verse addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Quaeris grammatico librorum quanta suppellex | Sit satis impensa quam sibi nemo paret'; 16 elegiac distichs.

a2r Papias: [Preface addressed to his sons.] Incipit: ‘[F]ilii utique charissimi debui si potuissem . . .’ Explicit: Christus ad astra See P‑021.

a2v Papias: [Elementarium.] Incipit: ‘[A] littera in omnibus gentibus ideo prior est litterarum . . .’ Explicit: Zoroteros . . .uiuatior See P‑021.

z9v Papias: [Prayer of thanks for the book.] Incipit: ‘[I]nfinitas et multiplices benedictionis gratias iam deo patri referimus . . .’ Explicit: seculorum. Amen


Imprint: Venice: Theodorus de Ragazonibus, 17 Mar. 1491. Folio.


Collation: a–t8 u16 x y8 z10.


ISTC: ip00078500

Hain: H *12380;

BMC: BMC V 477;

Proctor: Pr 5264;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑12; CIBN P‑24; Sack, Freiburg, 2644; Sheppard 4342.

LCN: 14440826


Copy number: P-023(1)

A duplicate of sheet i1 is bound in place of sheet i2.

Binding: Eighteenth-century Netherlandish(?) gold-tooled russia with the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 305 × 216 × 48 mm.

Size of leaf: 295 × 197 mm.

Provenance: Gerard Meerman (1722-1771); manuscript catalogue (MMW S 145 III, fol. 2v). Johan Meerman (1753-1815); note on the recto of the front endleaf; purchased at his sale, vol. II, p. 4, lot 37, for fl. 19, note on the recto of the front endleaf; see Books Purchased . . . at the Sale of M. Meerman, p. 18.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 5.26.

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