Analysis of Content
a1r 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', 37 no. 36.
Imprint: Reggio Emilia: Bartholomaeus and Laurentius de Bruschis, Bottonus, 29 July 1480. 4°.
Hain: HC 12666;
BMC: BMC VII 1085;
Proctor: Pr 7249;
Others: Sheppard 6006.
Copy number: P-116(1)
The first gathering is of 8 leaves only, instead of 14 as in BMC. After line 20 of a3r (`Nomē quod ē cuiusqƺ), the following sections of the text have been omitted: remainder of ‘De nomine, De generibus nominum, Prima regula–regula xxxii, De numero, De figura, De casu'. Wanting the blank leaf q8.
Leaf a3r, l. 21 reads: ‘[P]Rīa declīatio [per]quot genera declinat˜ . . .’
Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century parchment; manuscript title at head of the spine; sprinkled blue-edged leaves.
Size: 196 × 144 × 25 mm.
Size of leaf: 189 × 143 mm.
Occasional marginal notes, extracting key words, in an early hand. A few other marginal notes in Italian, in black ink, in a sixteenth-century hand. Erased inscription in the upper margin of a1r. Sixteenth/seventeenth-century manuscript foliation: 1-125.
Provenance: Giacomo Lucchesini (1753-1820); erased inscription on front pastedown: ‘Di Giacomo Lucchesini' and obliterated stamp on a1r. Jean Baptiste, chevalier de Bearzi (nineteenth century); sale (1855), lot 2057. Purchased for £0. 8. 0: see Books Purchased (1855), 47.
SHELFMARK: Auct. Q inf. 1.3.
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