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 see Milde, ‘Zur Druckhäufigkeit', 36 no. 22; not listed in Percival, ‘Early Editions'.
Imprint: [Venice]: Gabriele di Pietro, 9 Apr. 1478. 4°.
Collation: a10 b–n8 o6.
Hain: H *12660;
BMC: BMC V 202;
Proctor: Pr 4201;
Others: BSB‑Ink P‑225; Sheppard 3378.
Copy number: P-113(1)
Binding: Nineteenth-century paper boards, backed with gold-tooled leather; sprinkled red- and black-edged leaves.
Size: 230 × 165 × 25 mm.
Size of leaf: 227 × 154 mm.
A few marginal notes, extracting key words, in red ink in an early hand. On g6v a marginal note, commenting on the text in Venetian dialect, probably in Pulsin's hand. Manuscript foliation ‘1-111' in a seventeenth-century hand. ‘6040' in brown ink in the upper left-hand corner of the front pastedown. On a1r in two fifteenth-century hands, a short prayer and a verse: ‘Christe filii dei uiui nobis qui sedes adexteram patris miserere nobis'; and ‘Exurgens K[a]urum duc Zephyre flactibus equor' [`Exurgens Kaurum duc Zephile fratribus equor'], a hexameter of alphabet verse, for which see B. Bischoff, Mittelalterliche Studien, I (Stuttgart, 1966), 81.
On a2r an initial ‘D' is supplied in brown ink with extension into the margin to form a border. A few other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red.
Provenance: Prospero Pulsin (Pulcino?, fl. 1631); inscription on a1v: ‘M. Prospr. Pulsin 1631 d[e] qul'an ch feua(?) pora ai tus', above, a crude coat of arms, in brown ink: a chick (i.e. pulcino in Italian). Purchased in Florence via D. A. Talboys, Oxford, for £0. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1832), 18 and Library Bills, 1829-32, no. 446.
Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. N extra 3.6.
SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 1.14.
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