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Bod-Inc: P-451


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. Passalacqua, 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 Parks and 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 565-578.

[gg1r] 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.

[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. 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 and ultimately goes back to Vindelinus de Spira's 1470 Venice edition (Pr 4025). See P‑449.


Imprint: [Venice: Vindelinus de Spira], 1472. Folio.


Collation: [a–d10 e–g8 h–k10 l m12 n10 o p8 q–x10 y z aa bb8 cc4 dd ee10 ff8 gg hh10].


ISTC: ip00961000

Hain: HCR 13356;

Goff: Goff P‑961;

BMC: BMC V 160;

Proctor: Pr 4041;

Others: CIBN P‑594; Rhodes 1466; Sheppard 3216.

LCN: 14086765, 14089572


Copy number: P-451(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [ff8].

Binding: Nineteenth-century(?) Italian gold-tooled blue morocco, with gilt-edged leaves and fuchsia silk pastedowns; bound by Lodigiani. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 340 × 235 × 55 mm.

Size of leaf: 326 × 213 mm.

In the lower margin of the verso of the last folio of each gathering are manuscript catchwords. Some early manuscript signatures visible. Occasional marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in an early hand, erased.

On [a2r] and [r9v] seven-line initials ‘C' and ‘Q' are supplied in gold within a ground made of white vine-stem decoration on a blue, red, and green ground, decorated with groups of three white dots; see Pächt and Alexander II, 110 no. pr. 68 (Venice). Other initials are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Padua, Benedictines, S. Justina (fifteenth century); erased inscriptions on [a1v] and [hh10v]: ‘Iste liber est Monachorum Congregationis Sanctae Justinae de Padua, ipsi monasterio sanctae Iustinae Patauij deputatus ac signatus in Inuentario nro. 639'; see the fifteenth-century inventory published in Giovanna Cantoni Alzati, La biblioteca di S. Giustina di Padova: libri e cultura presso i benedettini padovani in età umanistica, Medioevo e umanesimo, 48 (Padua, 1982), 135 no. 639; Bodleian Library, MS. Add. C 143 is a twelfth-century Priscian also owned by the Congregation of S. Justina and with the same inscription on f. 1r; see M. Passalacqua, I codici di Prisciano (Rome, 1978), 202 no. 449. Luigi Celotti (c.1768-c.1846); sale (14 Feb. 1825), lot 1513. Purchased for £12. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1825), 21.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N inf. 2.8.

Copy number: P-451(2)

Bound in a collection of Italian fragments.

One leaf only, hh5, removed from Auct. 7Q inf. 2.18 (Bod-inc. J‑140(1)); see there for details of binding and provenance.

Not in Sheppard.

Size of fragment: 290 × c.175 mm.

SHELFMARK: Inc. b. I97.1(1).

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