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Bod-Inc: P-024




Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.] ‘Papias vocabulista'.

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.

&7r Papias: [Prayer of thanks for the book.] Incipit: ‘Infinitas et multiplices benedictionis gratias iam deo patri referimus . . .’ Explicit: seculorum. Amen


Imprint: Venice: Philippus Pincius, 19 Apr. 1496. Folio.


Collation: a–z &8.


ISTC: ip00079000

Hain: HC *12381;

Goff: Goff P‑79;

BMC: BMC V 497;

Proctor: Pr 5310;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑13; CIBN P‑25; Sheppard 4400.

LCN: 14440926


Copy number: P-024(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf with brown cloth boards; bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 322 × 223 × 29 mm.

Size of leaf: 310 × 200 mm.

Some early marginal annotations in both red and black ink, including occasional comments on the text, but consisting mainly of extraction of key words, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands; also underlining in the text in black ink. Irregular early manuscript foliation in red ink: 1-189.

Occasional paragraph marks supplied in red.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich(?); pencil number on a1r: ‘6053'. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, probably in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 4.23.

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