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Bod-Inc: P-101

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. Charlet, ‘Observations', 84.

a2r [Tabula.]

b8v Odaxius, Ludovicus: [Dedicatory letter addressed to] Guidubaldus de Montefeltro. CTC IV 267-8.

c1r Perottus, Pyrrhus: ‘Prohemium' [addressed to] Federicus de Montefeltro. CTC IV 268-9.

c2r ‘Brevis commemoratio vitae M. Valerii Martialis.’ Incipit: ‘[V]alerius in Hispania Bilbili . . .’ See CTC IV 269.

c2v Perottus, Nicolaus: Cornucopiae linguae latinae [dedicated to] Federicus de Montefeltro. Edited by Pyrrhus Perottus. Revised by Ludovicus Odaxius. See P‑100; on this edition, based on the editio princeps (P‑100), see Charlet, ‘Observations', 84; Milde, ‘Zur Druckhäufigkeit', 35 no. 2.

R5v Perottus, Nicolaus: [Epilogue addressed to] Federicus de Montefeltro. See CTC IV 269-70.


Imprint: Venice: Bernardinus de Choris, de Cremona, and Simon de Luere, 30 May 1490. Folio.


Collation: a–z8 A–Q8 R6.


ISTC: ip00289000

Hain: H *12699;

Goff: Goff P‑289;

BMC: BMC V 464;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑216; Oates 2050; Sheppard 4293.

LCN: 14493941


Copy number: P-101(1)

Binding: Contemporary Italian (Tuscan or central Italian, c.1490) orange-brown sheep over wooden boards bevelled inwards. Originally four round domed bosses on each cover. Two clasps (3 nails, triangle) hinged on upper cover. Scalloped catches with a circle of shell-like projections around a central domed boss. Blind-tooled with five five-or-six-line frames. Border of lion's masks between the second and third, and of interlaced pairs of knotwork ‘Cs' between the fourth and fifth. Corners in blank borders mitred. An interlaced knotwork tool repeated six times in a vertical line in the central panel. Yellow-brown edges. Headbands originally dark brown(?). Sewn on three split thongs of white leather secured by two nails in a groove on the outside of the boards. Pastedown at each end, no free endleaves now present; watermark, three mounds in a circle below a cross(?), type of Briquet 11931 (Pisa 1479-1489; Pistoia 1483-1492; Palermo 1484). The same lion's mask tool is found on the Fürstenberg copy of Juvenal, Satyrae, Venice: Andreas de Paltasichis, 1488, bound with Persius, Satyrae, Venice: Reynaldus de Noviomagio 1482, which belonged to Jo. Baptista Flavius Acquilanus (Sotheby's, 10 May 1984, lot 311); see A. Hobson, Humanists and Bookbinders (Cambridge, 1989), 62-3. To the list of lion's mask tools given in Hobson, Humanists can now be added: Edinburgh UL, Inc. 91: Jerome, Epistolae, Venice: Antonio de Bartolommeo da Bologna, 1476; Philadelphia, College of Physicians, Z9/33: Boethius, Opera. Venice: J. and G. de Gregoriis, 1491-2. ‘1345' in red pen on a rectangular paper label at tail of the spine.

Size: 315 × 215 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 307 × 215 mm.

On L2r a marginal note, extracting key words, in an early humanist hand.

Provenance: Herman Charles Hoskier (1864-1938), Jan. 1903; signature and bibliographical note on front pastedown; perhaps purchased from Leo Samuel Olschki (1861-1940); see note on front pastedown; his sale Sotheby's 29 June 1908, lot 179. Purchased in 1961 through Day's, bookseller, Thame, Oxfordshire.

SHELFMARK: Inc. c. I4.1490.2.

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