Search Bodleian Incunables:

If your search term consists of multiple words, you can choose how to search:



Bod-Inc: P-128

Perottus, Nicolaus

Rudimenta grammatices (ed. Paulus Malleolus Andelocensis), et al.


Analysis of Content

a1r? [Title-page?]

a2r Malleolus Andelocensis, Paulus: [Letter addressed to] Aegidius Delphus. Incipit: ‘[Q]uum primi artium inuentores vir eruditissime . . .’

a3r Perottus, Nicolaus: Rudimenta grammatices [dedicated to] Pyrrhus Perottus. This and the following works are edited by Paulus Malleolus Andelocensis, as stated in his letter to Aegidius Delphus. Incipit: ‘[D]a litteras. A. b. c . . .’ French translations of Latin words and phrases are substituted here for the Italian found in editions printed in that country. See P‑110; on this edition see Milde, ‘Zur Druckhäufigkeit', 38 no. 92; K. Rosen, ‘On the Publication of the Rudimenta Grammatices in France', Res Publica Litterarum, 4 (1981), 265-71, at 266.

n6v [Ars epistolandi.] Incipit: ‘Qui petis absentis animum tibi iungere verbis . . . [L]ectitanti mihi Marci Tullii Ciceronis preclaram egregiamque sententiam . . .'; 2 elegiac distichs followed by the anonymous treatise; see GW 2564; Bod-inc. A‑437.

o7v Aegidius Delphus: Regulae de crescentiis genitivorum. ‘Regula de genitiuis nominum secunde declinationis in er desinentium que vincat et que minus.’ Incipit: ‘[P]uer qua regula facit pueri in genitiuo singulari? . . .’

p2v Perottus, Nicolaus: [Letter addressed to] Jacobus [Schioppus Veronensis.] Incipit: ‘[N]ihil a te iucundius nobis potuit iniungi . . .’

p2v Perottus, Nicolaus: De generibus metrorum. Incipit: ‘[P]es est metrica constructio syllabarum . . .’ See P‑108.

q2v Perottus, Nicolaus: De Horatii et Severini metris [dedicated to] Helius Perottus, his brother. Incipit: ‘[E]x omnibus immortalis dei erga me beneficiis . . .’ See P‑108.

q8r Perottus, Nicolaus: [Letter addressed to] Bartholomaeus Traianus. Incipit: ‘Hodie inter versandum nonnullos libellos meos . . .’

q8v Hippocrates: Jusiurandum. Translated by Nicolaus Perottus, as stated in the letter addressed to Bartholomaeus Traianus. Incipit: ‘Testor Apollinem medicum et Esculapium . . .’ See Kibre, Hippocrates latinus, 177-82, at 180 and 181 A.3.

r1r Guarinus Veronensis: [Letter addressed to] Valerius Florus. Incipit: ‘[N]on sine causa factum esse certo scio . . .’

r1r Guarinus Veronensis: De diphthongis. Incipit: ‘Dipthongus est duarum vocalium . . .’ See Sabbadini 48-49.

r3r [Colophon.]

r3v [Alphabetical table.] ‘Vocabulorum in Nicolai Perotti rudimentis principaliter explicatorum summaria collectio'.’


Imprint: Paris: Félix Baligault, 18 Feb. 1493/4. 4°.


Collation: a–r8 s4.

Types: Type: 75 GA.

Leaves: 140 leaves, 3-129 so numbered.

Line number: 39 lines and headline (a3v).

Type area: Type area: 145 (149) ×95 mm (a3v).

Remarks: Capital spaces. Leaf a2r: ‘Paulus Malleolus Andelocenſis: Egidio delfo Oratori di= | ſertiſſimo Sacras litteras ſtudioſe interpretanti S. D. || [Q]uum primi artiū inuentores vir eruditiſſime / maximā inter | mortalis gloriā . . .'; a3r: ‘¶ Nicolai Perotti pontificis Sypontini: ad Pyrrhum Perottuƺ | nepotem ex fratre ſuauiſſimū: rudimenta grammatices.'; r1r: ‘¶ Guarinus Veronenſis floro ſuo S. P. D. | [N]On ſine cauſa factū eē certo ſcio . . .'; r3r, colophon: ‘Nicolai [per] otti opuſculum Rudi | mentorum grammatices [et] artis metrice eiuſdē. ceterorūqƺ in titu | lo libri poſitorū. Impreſſū Pari | ſii per Felicem balligault ex die | xviii. februarii. M.cccc.xciii.'; r3v: ‘¶ Sequitur vocabulorum in Ni | colai perotti rudimentis principa | liter explicatorū ſummaria colle= | ctio . . .'; s3v: ‘Finis tabule.’


ISTC: ip00327800

Hain: H 12684;

Proctor: Pr 8248;

Others: Sheppard 6423-4.

LCN: 14493909


Copy number: P-128(1)

Wanting a1 and s4, of which no description appears to be available.

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled (fillets only) calf; rebacked, the original spine retained; yellow-edged leaves.

Size: 211 × 148 × 24 mm.

Size of leaf: 145(149) × 95 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, and ‘nota' marks in an early hand.

Provenance: John Brand (1744-1806); his sale (1807), lot 6682; purchased by Heber for £0. 2. 6, according to the price in red ink in Heber's sale catalogue and Heber's note on front endleaf. Richard Heber (1773-1833); stamp, ‘Bibliotheca Heberiana' on front endleaf; see Catalogue, 2 (1834), lot 4554, marked down for £0. 1. 0 according to the Bodleian's annotated copy of the sale catalogue. Not listed in Books Purchased (1834), therefore presumably acquired after that date.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.73.

Go to top of page