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Perottus, Nicolaus

Rudimenta grammatices.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Perottus, Nicolaus: Rudimenta grammatices [dedicated to] Pyrrhus Perottus. Incipit: ‘[D]a litteras. A. b. c . . .’ The editio princeps, set from the author's autograph, Vatican Library, MS. Vat. lat. 6737; see G. Mercati, Per la cronologia della vita e degli scritti di Niccolò Perotti, Studi e Testi, 44 (Vatican City, 1925), 131-2, pl. vi; 89 n.4 and Tav. IV; 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 36 no. 1; W. K. Percival, ‘Early Editions of Niccolò Perotti's Rudimenta Grammatices’, Res Publica Litterarum, 9 (1986), 219-29, at 219-21 and 225 no. 1; Ford, ‘Author's Autograph', no. 11; G. Lombardi, ‘L'editio princeps dei “Rudimenta grammatices” di Niccolò Perotti', Cultura umanistica a Viterbo. Atti della giornata di studio per il V centenario della stampa a Viterbo, 12 novembre 1988, ed. T. Sampieri and G. Lombardi (Viterbo, 1991), 123-52.

[m9v] [Verse colophon.] Incipit: ‘Aspicis illustris lector quicunque libellos | Si cupis artificum nomina nosse lege'; 3 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: Rome: Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz, 19 Mar. 1473. Folio.


Collation: [a–d10.8 e8 f–m10].


ISTC: ip00300000

Hain: HC 12643;

Goff: Goff P‑300;


Proctor: Pr 3333;

Others: CIBN P‑118; Sheppard 2646.

LCN: 14493115


Copy number: P-110(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [m10].

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled diced russia; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 331 × 240 × 36 mm.

Size of leaf: 320 × 220 mm.

Marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, and with a drawing on [b1r], in a humanist hand. The following note on the front pastedown: ‘32g –0st’. ‘1625' on the verso of the front endleaf.

Provenance: Richard Mead (1673-1754); shelfmark in brown ink on the front endleaf: ‘Rr,3,,3'; sale (18 Nov. 1754), lot 688, sold for £0. 13. 0 (ex informatione Jos van Heel). Gerard Meerman (1722-1771); manuscript catalogue (MMW S 145 IV, fol. 101v). Johan Meerman (1753-1815); ‘Meerman Cat. ii. no. 32[or rather 31]' (1824) on front pastedown; purchased at his sale, vol. II, p. 3, lot 31, for fl. 32: see Books Purchased . . . at the Sale of M. Meerman, p. 19, with auction number on label at the head of the spine.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 2.4.

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