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Bod-Inc: P-452


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.

u2v Priscianus Caesariensis: [Institutiones grammaticae (Institutiones XVII–XVIII).] ‘Liber Prisciani Minoris uel de constructione'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 106-377.

1r Priscianus Caesariensis: Partitiones XII versuum Aeneidos principalium. ‘De duodecim carminibus'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 459-515; Priscianus, Opuscula, ed. Passalacqua, II 43-128.

cc5v Priscianus Caesariensis [pseudo-]: De accentibus. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 519-28.

dd1v Priscianus Caesariensis: De figuris numerorum. ‘De ponderibus et mensuris'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 404-17; Passalacqua I 4-18.

dd5r 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 no. 486; on authorship see also Parks and Cranz, ‘Dionysius Periegetes', CTC III 31.

dd7v Hermogenes [pseudo-]: Praeexercitamina. Translated from Greek by Priscianus. ‘De praeexercitamentis rhetoricae'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 430-40; Passalacqua I 33-49.

ee3v Priscianus Caesariensis: De metris fabularum Terentii. ‘De versibus comicis ratio'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 418-29; Passalacqua I 19-32.

ee7v Rufinus [Antiochensis]: Commentarium in metra Terentiana. ‘Commentarium de meris(!) comicis'. Keil, Grammatici latini, VI 554-65.

ff2r Rufinus [Antiochensis]: De compositione et metris oratorum. Keil, Grammatici latini, VI 565-578.

P1r 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.

P7r Dionysius [Periegetes]: De situ orbis or Periegesis. A shorter paraphrase of the text translated from Greek by Priscianus. ‘De orbis situ'. ‘[N]aturae genitor quae mundum continet omnem | Annuae 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 and ultimately goes back to Vindelinus de Spira's 1470 Venice edition (Pr 4025). See P‑449.


Imprint: [Milan: Printer of Servius, ‘Commentarius in Vergilium', 1475 (Dominicus de Vespolate), for Boninus Mombritius, c.1475]. Folio.


Collation: A10 b–h [i]8 l6 s k L m n O aa bb q8 [r2] t–z & ⁊ cc–ee8 ff6 P8 q [qq6].


ISTC: ip00963000

Hain: HCR *13354;

Goff: Goff P‑963;

BMC: BMC VI 730;

Proctor: Pr 5887;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑763; CIBN P‑595; Sheppard 4897-8.

LCN: 14086805


Copy number: P-452(1)

Wanting the blank leaf A1.

Binding: Early nineteenth-century(?) gold-tooled diced russia; the tools are a floral and foliate roll and stamps: a veiled woman beside a fire (probably Vesta), a seated figure with flowers (probably Flora), a reaper seated next to a sheaf of corn (probably Ceres), a Bacchante with a wine goblet, a comic mask hung with ivy, and a tragic mask hung with a string of fruit(?); the spine is tooled in gilt and blind; gilt-edged leaves and green pastedowns.

Size: 328 × 238 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 320 × 225 mm.

Some marginal notes, mainly extracting key words and correcting the text, in an early hand, now washed.

Initials are supplied in red, sometimes with reserved white decoration.

Provenance: Richard Heber (1773-1833); stamp: ‘Bibliotheca Heberiana'; see Catalogue, 2 (1834), lot 4990 (bookseller's label at the tail of the spine); purchased for £10. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1834), 24.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 2.5.

Copy number: P-452(2)

Wanting the blank leaf A1.

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled diced russia.

Size: 344 × 245 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 335 × 222 mm.

Occasional corrections and pointing hands in an early hand.

Provenance: Fifteenth-century inscription on A2r, brown ink: ‘Io[hannes?]: Cos[imus/ma?]: Ant.s fil s’. Purchased for £26. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1834), 24.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q inf. 2.14.

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