Analysis of Content
[a2r] Perottus, Nicolaus: Rudimenta grammatices [dedicated to] Pyrrhus Perottus. Incipit: ‘[D]a litteras. A. b. c . . .’ See P‑110; on this edition, based on the editio princeps (Pr 3333; P‑110), see Milde, ‘Zur Druckhäufigkeit', 36 no. 3; Percival, ‘Early Editions', 221 and 225 no. 3.
Imprint: Rome: Arnoldus Pannartz, 2 Dec. 1474. 4°.
Collation: [a–i10 k l6 m10].
Hain: HCR 12644;
Goff: Goff P‑302;
BMC: BMC IV 60;
Proctor: Pr 3524;
Others: CIBN P‑120; Sheppard 2809.
Copy number: P-111(1)
Wanting [m10] containing the register.
Leaf [m9v], colophon, l. 1: ‘ . . .grāmaticaliū . . .', not as BMC.
Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled red morocco; marbled pastedowns.
Size: 292 × 204 × 30 mm.
Size of leaf: 283 × 191 mm.
On front endleaf a few scribbles in Italian in an early hand. Occasional marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in an early hand. Early manuscript signatures partially visible.
On [a2r] a four-line initial is supplied in gold with unfinished vine-stem pen-work decoration supplied in brown ink and gold dots; in the lower margin of the same leaf the circular space for a coat of arms has been left blank. A few other initials are supplied in blue.
Provenance: On the front endleaf an unidentified coat of arms crudely drawn in brown ink: on a bend, five crosses and three stars, between two fleur-de-lis and addorsed ‘C's(?). Johannes de Cardellis (sixteenth century); inscription in a sixteenth-century Italian hand within the initial ‘Q' on [h7v]: ‘D. Joannes de Cardellis a Prato'. Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); armorial book-plate and shelfmark no. 95; see Catalogue (1831); purchased at his sale for £2. 0. 0: see sale catalogue (1841), lot 880, and Books Purchased (1840), 24.
SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 3.6.
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