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Bod-Inc: P-100

Perottus, Nicolaus

Cornucopiae linguae latinae (ed. Pyrrhus Perottus; rev. Ludovicus Odaxius).


Analysis of Content

a1r Philomusus Pisaurensis, Johannes Franciscus: Tetrastichon in Cornu Copiae Perottaei laudem. Incipit: ‘Varronis Nigidique olim monumenta latinam | Ditarunt linguam Romuleosque patres'; 2 elegiac distichs. J. L. Charlet, ‘Observations sur certaines éditions du Cornu copiae de Niccolò Perotti (1489-1500)', Res Publica Litterarum, 11 (1988), 83-90, at 84.

a2r [Tabula.]

b9v Odaxius, Ludovicus: [Dedicatory letter addressed to] Guidubaldus de Montefeltro. CTC IV 267-8.

2a1r Perottus, Pyrrhus: ‘Prohoemium' [addressed to] Federicus de Montefeltro. CTC IV 268-9.

2a2r ‘Brevis commemoratio vitae M. Valerii Martialis.’ Incipit: ‘[V]alerius in Hispania Bilbili . . .’ See CTC IV 269.

2a3r Perottus, Nicolaus: Cornucopiae linguae latinae [dedicated to] Federicus de Montefeltro. Edited by Pyrrhus Perottus. Revised by Ludovicus Odaxius. Nicolaus Perottus, Cornucopiae seu linguae latinae commentarii, ed. J. L. Charlet and others, 8 vols (Sassoferrato, 1989-2001), and see CTC IV 266-71. On this edition, the editio princeps, see Charlet, ‘Observations', 83-4; W. Milde, ‘Zur Druckhäufigkeit von Niccolò Perottis “Cornucopiae” und “Rudimenta grammatices” im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert', Res Publica Litterarum, 5.1 (1982), 29-42, at 35 no. 1.

T4v Perottus, Nicolaus: [Epilogue addressed to] Federicus de Montefeltro. Incipit: ‘[H]abes Federice princeps interpretationem primi libri . . .’ See CTC IV 269-70.


Imprint: Venice: Paganinus de Paganinis, 14 May 1489. Folio.


Collation: a8 b10 2a–z [et] [con] [rum] A–R8 S T6.

Illustrations: Woodcut initial.


ISTC: ip00288000

Hain: H *12697;

Goff: Goff P‑288;

BMC: BMC V 455;

Proctor: Pr 5162;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑215; CIBN P‑111; Sack, Freiburg, 2719; Sheppard 4250.

LCN: 14493880


Copy number: P-100(1)

Leaf T4v, colophon: ‘comē | rariorum', as H. On the three states of this edition see Nicolaus Perottus, Cornucopiae, ed. Charlet, V 5: this copy belongs to state one.

Sheets K2.7 and K4.5 have changed places with sheets R2.7 and R4.5.

Binding: Eighteenth-century (c.1796) English gold- and blind-tooled calf; ‘Cambridge style'; a gold fillet forms a border within which is a mottled compartment; a cresting roll with a fleuron at each corner forms another frame within which is a different mottled compartment; a foliate roll surrounds the inner mottled rectangle. Sprinkled turquoise-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; bound for the Bodleian Library; gold stamp of the Library on both covers.

Size: 317 × 225 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 310 × 205 mm.

Occasional marginal notes, mainly providing corrections to the text and extracting key words, in an early hand.

On a3r a 13-line initial ‘B' is supplied in interlocked red and blue. Other initials are supplied in red.

Provenance: Lüder Kulenkamp (1724-1794); sale (Göttingen, 1796), 454, no. 11(1). Purchased in 1796; not in Books Purchased.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. P 2.12.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 4.12.

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