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Bod-Inc: P-129

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. 102; 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]ichil 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, 25 Mar. 1495. 4°.

Remarks: A page-for-page reprint of Baligault's edition of 18 Feb. 1493/4 (Bod-inc P‑128).


Collation: a–r8 s4.

Types: Types: 180 G, 96 G, 75 GA.

Leaves: 140 leaves, 3-129 so numbered.

Line number: 39 lines and headline (a3v).

Type area: Type area: 148 (152) ×94 mm (a3v).

Illustrations: On a1r initial G; lombard initials.

Remarks: Leaf a1r, title: ‘(red) G (black) rammatica Nycolai | Perotti cū arte metrica eiuſdē nuper | emēdata īpreſſa: cū ſumma orthogra | phie et dipthongorum obſeruatione: ab aliis prorſus neglecta. | (red) Item (black) Regule de creſcentiis genitiuorum.' | (red) [Device (Polain, Marques, no. 90), within borders, black] ‘Felix quem faciunt aliena pe | ricula cautum. | Eſt fortunatus felix diueſqƺ | beatus.'; s3v, colophon: ‘¶ Nicolai perotti opuſculum ru= | dimentorum grammatices et ar= | tis metrice eiuſdem. ceterorumqƺ | in titulo libri poſitorū īpreſſuƺ pa | riſij per magiſtrum felicem bali= | gault prope collegiuƺ remenſe cō | morantem ad interſinium ſancti | ſtephani ex die vigeſimaquinta | martij. M.cccc.xcv.’


ISTC: ip00328900

Proctor: Pr 8254;

Others: Sheppard 6435-6.

LCN: 14493890


Copy number: P-129(1)

Wanting the last leaf (blank?).

Binding: Nineteenth-century parchment, with manuscript title at head of the spine.

Size: 203 × 144 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 194 × 132 mm.

Some marginal notes, washed, mainly extracting key words, in a humanist hand.

Capital strokes and a few initials are supplied by Laguillier in red up to c8r and on o2v –o3r.

Provenance: Laguillier (sixteenth century); name in red ink on a6r, o2v, and o3r. Purchased for £1. 11. 6; see Books Purchased (1847), 27.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 5.41.

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