Analysis of Content
a1v Calphurnius Brixiensis, [Johannes: Prefatory letter addressed to] Antonius Moretus Brixiensis. Incipit: ‘[Q]uae ad altioris disciplinae cognitionem pertinere videntur . . .’ See P‑122.
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. 20; not listed in Percival, ‘Early Editions'.
Imprint: Venice: [Printer of the 1478 Perottus], 13 Mar. 1478. Folio.
Collation: a10 b–i8 K8 k l8 m n6.
Remarks: For the type (110 R) see Haebler, Typenrepertorium, Abt. iv p. 166 no. 370(5) (Sheppard).
Hain: H 12657;
Goff: Goff P‑309;
Proctor: not in Pr;
Others: Sheppard 3597.
Copy number: P-124(1)
Binding: Contemporary German (unidentified, Kyriß workshop no. 154) blind-tooled leather, probably goatskin, with remains of two metal catches and clasps. ‘9' in brown ink on a square paper label at head of the spine. Triple fillets form a double frame. Within the outer frame a repeated rectangular decorative stamp. Diagonal double fillets divide the inner rectangle into lozenge-shaped compartments, in the centre of which a circular rosette stamp and along the inner borders a repeated headed-outline tool. On the spine the decorative stamp and a floral stamp; see Kyriß pl. 310 and Goldschmidt pl. viii. Strips from a Hebrew manuscript on parchment visible in the binding.
Size: 291 × 205 × 35 mm.
Size of leaf: 288 × 198 mm.
Marginal notes, in Latin and in Italian, mainly extracting key words, in an early hand. On front pastedown, a1r, n6v, and rear pastedown a manuscript alphabetical index in an early hand. On a1r an ink drawing of a key, 83 mm high. A few lines in Italian and in German on n6v in the same hand. ‘N. 9' on a1r. Early running headings.
Some initials, paragraph marks, and chapter heading underlining are supplied in red.
Provenance: Purchased for £165 from Otto Haas, 15 Dec. 1969.
SHELFMARK: Inc. d. I4.1478.1.
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