Analysis of Content
[a1v] Calphurnius Brixiensis, [Johannes: Prefatory letter addressed to] Antonius Moretus Brixiensis. Incipit: ‘[Q]uae ad altioris disciplinae cognitionem pertinere videntur . . .’ Angelo Maria Quirini, Specimen variae literaturae quae in urbe Brixia eiusque ditione paulo post typographiae incunabula florebat, 2 vols (Brescia, 1739), II 59-61.
[a2r] Perottus, Nicolaus: Rudimenta grammatices [dedicated to] Pyrrhus Perottus. Incipit: ‘[D]a litteras. A. B. C . . .’ See P‑110; on this edition, based on Pannartz's 1474 edition (Pr 3524; P‑111), see Milde, ‘Zur Druckhäufigkeit', 36 no. 9; Percival, ‘Early Editions', 221 and 225 no. 10.
Imprint: [Venice]: Gabriele di Pietro, 21 Dec. 1475. Folio.
Remarks: The partial use of signatures suggests that the book may have been printed in Dec. 1474 or Jan. 1475 (BMC).
Collation: [a10 b–h8] i l–n8 o p6.
Hain: HC 12648;
BMC: BMCV 201;
Proctor: Pr 4195;
Others: CIBN P‑123; Sheppard 3372.
Copy number: P-122(1)
Binding: Nineteenth-century red gold-tooled paper boards backed with calf; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; sprinkled red-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns.
Size: 287 × 215 × 24 mm.
Size of leaf: 280 × 202 mm.
Marginal notes, washed, mainly extracting key words and providing corrections to the text, in a humanist hand. ‘40f’ in the upper right-hand corner of the recto of the rear endleaf.
On the outer margin of [a2r] a chain with flowers at its links is supplied in faint red and blue.
Provenance: Purchased by Heber for £1. 1. 0, according to the price annotated in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue. Richard Heber (1773-1833); stamp on the recto of the front endleaf; see Catalogue, 1 (1834), lot 5550. Purchased for £0. 13. 0, according to Books Purchased (1834), 22.
SHELFMARK: Auct. P 5.36.
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