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Opera, et al. (ed. Benedictus Brognolus).


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Priscianus Caesariensis: [Institutiones grammaticae (Institutiones I–XVI).] ‘De octo partibus orationis'. Keil, Grammatici latini, II–III 1-105.

[r9v] Priscianus Caesariensis: [Institutiones grammaticae (Institutiones XVII–XVIII).] ‘Liber Prisciani Minoris'; ‘De constructione' (in explicit). Keil, Grammatici latini, III 106-377.

[aa1r] Priscianus Caesariensis: Partitiones XII versuum Aeneidos principalium. ‘De duodecim carminibus'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 459-515; Priscianus, Opuscula, ed. M. Passalacqua, 2 vols, Sussidi eruditi, 40, 48 (Rome, 1987-99), II 43-128.

[dd2r] Priscianus Caesariensis [pseudo-]: De accentibus. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 519-28.

[dd6r] Priscianus Caesariensis: De figuris numerorum. ‘De ponderibus et mensuris'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 404-17; Passalacqua I 4-18.

[dd9v] Priscianus Caesariensis [pseudo-; Remmius Flavianus: Carmen de ponderibus et mensuris.] Incipit: ‘[P]ondera Peoriis(!) ueterum memorata libellis | Nosse iuuat pondus rebus natura locauit'; hexameters. Riese I‑II no. 486; on authorship see also George B. Parks and F. Edward Cranz, ‘Dionysius Periegetes', CTC III 31.

[ee1v] [Colophon.]

[ee2r] Hermogenes [pseudo-]: Praeexercitamina. Translated from Greek by Priscianus. ‘De preexercitamentis rhetorice'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 430-40; Passalacqua I 33-49.

[ee6v] Priscianus Caesariensis: De metris fabularum Terentii. ‘De versibus comicis ratio'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 418-29; Passalacqua I 19-32.

[ff1r] Rufinus [Antiochensis]: Commentarium in metra Terentiana. ‘Commentarium de metris comicis'. Keil, Grammatici latini, VI 554-65.

[ff3v] Rufinus [Antiochensis]: De compositione et metris oratorum. Keil, Grammatici latini, VI 565-78.

[gg1r] Priscianus Caesariensis: [Institutio de nomine et pronomine et verbo.] Keil, Grammatici latini, III 440-56; Passalacqua II 3-41; see also Colette Jeudy, ‘L'Institutio de nomine, pronomine et verbo de Priscien: manuscrits et commentaires médiévaux', Revue d'Histoire des Textes, 2 (1972), 73-144.

[gg7r] Dionysius [Periegetes]: De situ orbis or Periegesis. A shorter paraphrase of the text translated from Greek by Priscianus. ‘De orbis situ'. ‘[N]ature genitor que mundum continet omnem | Annue rex celi positum telluris et vnde'; hexameters. La Périégèse de Priscien, ed. Paul van de Woestijne, Rijksuniversiteit te Gent, Werken uitgegeven door de Faculteit van de Wijsbegeerte en Letteren, 116 (Bruges, 1953), 37-99; see also Parks and Cranz, ‘Dionysius Periegetes', CTC III 31-5. The volume was edited by Benedictus Brognolus, as acknowledged in the edition by Hannibal Foxius, Venice 1485 (Pr 5007), the structure of which is exactly like this one. Ultimately, all subsequent editions are based on it. See M. Gibson, ‘The Collected Works of Priscian: the Printed Editions 1470-1859', Studi Medievali, 3rd ser., 18 (1977), 249-60, at 251-2.


Imprint: [Venice: Vindelinus de Spira], 1470. Folio.


Collation: [a–d10 e–g8 h–k10 l m12 n10 o p8 q–x10 y8 z6+1 aa bb8 cc4 dd–hh10], not as BMC.


ISTC: ip00960000

Hain: HCR 13355;

Goff: Goff P‑960;

BMC: BMC V 156;

Proctor: Pr 4025;

Others: CIBN P‑592; Essling 113; Sheppard 3199. Microfiche: Unit 8: Printing in Italy before 1472: Part II.

LCN: 14089533


Copy number: P-449(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [a1], [a2], [d3], and gathering [ff]. The last leaf is mutilated.

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf, for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 330 × 240 × 55 mm.

Size of leaf: 321 × 222 mm.

On [a3r] ‘Prisciani gramaticalia | I' in a sixteenth-century hand in brown ink. A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in a humanist hand. Early signatures mostly visible.

Large initials are supplied in red, blue, green, or burgundy; other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Italy (sixteenth century); on [hh9v] the following inscription in a sixteenth-century hand : ‘Al molto illustre Cardinal Pietro Aldo mio padrone osmo’. John Mordaunt Johnson (1776?–1815); sale (1817), lot 126. Purchased by Heber for £2. 12. 0, according to a note in Heber's hand on front endleaf. Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 5 (1835), lot 3731, sold for £1. 11. 6. Purchased for £8. 8. 0 according to Books Purchased (1836), 27.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 5.32.

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