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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.

[t2r] Priscianus Caesariensis: [Institutiones grammaticae (Institutiones XVII–XVIII).] ‘Liber Prisciani Minoris'; ‘De constructione' (in explicit). Keil, Grammatici latini, III 106-377.

[A1r] Priscianus Caesariensis: Partitiones XII versuum Aeneidos principalium. ‘De duodecim carminibus'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 459-515; Priscianus, Opuscula, ed. Passalacqua, II 43-128.

[D1v] Priscianus Caesariensis [pseudo-]: De accentibus. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 519-28.

[D6r] Priscianus Caesariensis: De figuris numerorum. ‘De ponderibus et mensuris'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 404-17; Passalacqua I 4-18.

[D9v] 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, Anthologia latina, I‑II no. 486; on authorship see also Parks and Cranz, ‘Dionysius Periegetes', CTC III 31.

[E2r] Hermogenes [pseudo-]: Praeexercitamina. Translated from Greek by Priscianus. ‘De preexercitamentis rhetorice'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 430-40; Passalacqua I 33-49.

[E6v] Priscianus Caesariensis: De metris fabularum Terentii. ‘De versibus comicis ratio'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 418-29; Passalacqua I 19-32.

[F1r] Priscianus Caesariensis: [Institutio de nomine et pronomine et verbo.] Keil, Grammatici latini, III 440-56; Passalacqua II 3-41; see also Jeudy, ‘L'Institutio de nomine', 73-144.

[G1r] 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 unde'; hexameters. See P‑449. 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 P‑449.


Imprint: [Rome: Ulrich Han, c.1470-1]. Folio.

Remarks: Printed in the same types as Servius Maurus, Commentarii in Vergilii opera (Goff S‑478), signed by Ulrich Han (CIBN). IGI dates [c.1475].


Collation: [a–h10 i8 k10 l12 m6 n–q10 r8 s6 t–x10 y12 z [et] A B8 C4 D E10 F6 G H8].


ISTC: ip00960500

Hain: HCR 13353;

Goff: Goff P‑962;


Proctor: Pr 3378;

Others: CIBN P‑593; IGI 8048; Sheppard 2691. Microfiche: Unit 8: Printing in Italy before 1472: Part II.

LCN: 14086749


Copy number: P-450(1)

Wanting leaves [a1], [t1], and [H7] all blank, and [H8] containing the Register.

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf, with the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Yellow-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns, and green silk bookmark.

Size: 322 × 218 × 55 mm.

Size of leaf: 310 × 193 mm.

Some marginal notes, mainly extracting key words and names of authors, some pointing hands and titles in two different early hands, in red and brown ink.

Provenance: Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); printed label of the sale (1789), part III, lot 3057; in the annotated catalogue marked down to Thomas Payne for Fl. 30. Purchased [through Payne?] for £2. 12. 6: see Books Purchased (1790), 7.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 4.2.

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