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Bod-Inc: P-103

Perottus, Nicolaus

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


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.

a1v [Tabula.]

b9r Odaxius, Ludovicus: [Dedicatory letter addressed to] Guidubaldus de Montefeltro. CTC IV 267-8.

b9v Perottus, Pyrrhus: ‘Prooemium' [addressed to] Federicus de Montefeltro. CTC IV 268-9.

b10v ‘Brevis commemoratio vitae M. Valerii Martialis.’ Incipit: ‘[V]alerius Martialis in Hispania Bilbili . . .’ See CTC IV 269.

c1r Perottus, Nicolaus: Cornucopiae linguae latinae [dedicated to] Federicus de Montefeltro. Edited by Pyrrhus Perottus. Revised by Ludovicus Odaxius. See P‑100; on this edition see Charlet, ‘Observations', 84; Milde, ‘Zur Druckhäufigkeit', 35 no. 6.

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

R5v Perottus, Nicolaus: Commentariolus in prohemium Historiae naturalis Plinii [here addressed to] Antonius Moretus, [but originally to Franciscus Guarnerius]. Incipit: ‘[S]olebam nuper aetati nostre gratulari . . .’ The letter was first printed in HR 12708; see P‑099; in this edition the dedicatee has been altered by the editor Antonius Moretus, so as to be addressed to him rather than Guarnerius; see Monfasani, ‘First Call', 15 and 24 and P‑102.


Imprint: Venice: Dionysius Bertochus, 12 May 1494. Folio.


Collation: a8 b10 c–z A–Q8 R6 S4.


ISTC: ip00293000

Hain: HCR 12702;

Goff: Goff P‑293;

BMC: BMC V 489;

Proctor: Pr 5281;

Others: CIBN P‑113; Sheppard 4375.

LCN: 14495775


Copy number: P-103(1)

Wanting sheet C4.5.

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled English (Cambridge, 'Unicorn Binder') calf over wooden boards, with two metal clasps hinging from the upper cover and catches; rebacked. Triple fillets form a frame, within which is a lozenge-shaped fleuron and a tendril stamp; further triple fillets form the inner frame within which is the tendril stamp, a square dragon stamp, and a lozenge-shaped stag stamp. Diagonal double fillets divide the inner rectangle into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments, with the stag stamp and a lozenge-shaped floral stamp; see Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. xi no. 48, 50, 54, 63, 64, 73.

Size: 330 × 225 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 318 × 202 mm.

Pastedowns consist of two parchment leaves containing a thirteenth-century manuscript commentary on Aristoteles' Meteorologica.

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

Provenance: Richard Leverocke (fl. 1580); ‘Richardus Leverocke' on a1r, cancelled. Bookseller's circular paper label with ‘407/1' in brown ink, at the head of the spine. Purchased for £0. 9. 0; see Books Purchased (1833), 18.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. N extra 1.21.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 3.3.

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