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 Wendelinus de Wila's Rome 1475 edition (Pr 3459), see Milde, ‘Zur Druckhäufigkeit', 36 no. 10; Percival, ‘Early Editions', 221 and 225 no. 17.
Imprint: Naples: Mathias Moravus, [c.1476]. Folio.
Collation: not known.
Hain: H 12642;
Proctor: Pr 6700;
Others: Fava–Bresciano 113; Sheppard 5434.
Copy number: P-112(1)
Wanting [a1], presumably blank. Misbound in the following order: [a2,8,7, h, c, d, k–m, n1-3, 6-8, f, i, b1-4, a3-6, b5-8, e, g, o2-9, l, n4,5, o10].
Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century half calf over marbled pasteboards; turquoise-edged leaves.
Size: 300 × 220 × 250 mm.
Size of leaf: 289 × 210 mm.
On [a2v] two words in Greek are supplied by an early hand in the space provided. A few other marginal notes, extracting key words, and interlinear notes, providing corrections to the text.
On [a2r] a four-line initial ‘D' is supplied in gold surrounded by an Italian white vine-stem border on a blue, red, and green ground extending from the area defined by the letter into the margin, forming a border surrounded by red, green, and blue wash and gold dots. Other initials are supplied in red or blue.
Provenance: Unidentified coat of arms on [a2r]: per fess azure and argent, in chief a crescent of the second, in base a rose (?) gules. Giacomo Lucchesini (1753-1820); erased inscription on front pastedown: ‘Di Giacomo Lucchesini'. Giuseppe Molini; label on the inside of the upper cover. Sir Mark Masterman Sykes (1771-1823); purchased by Heber for £6. 6. 0, according to the price annotated in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue and Heber's note on front endleaf. Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 6 (1835), lot 2846. Purchased at his sale for £6. 6. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 22 and ‘Catalogus Bibliothecae Novae', fol. 58r.
SHELFMARK: Auct. L 5.26.
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