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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.

r5v 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.

cc2r Priscianus Caesariensis [pseudo-]: De accentibus. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 519-28.

cc6r Priscianus Caesariensis: De figuris numerorum. ‘De ponderibus et mensuris'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 404-17; Passalacqua I 4-18.

dd1r Priscianus Caesariensis [pseudo-; Remmius Flavianus: Carmen de ponderibus et mensuris.] Incipit: ‘[P]ondera Preoriis(!) 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.

dd3r [Colophon.]

dd3v Hermogenes [pseudo-]: Praeexercitamina. Translated from Greek by Priscianus. ‘De preexercitamentis rhetorice'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 430-40; Passalacqua I 33-49.

dd7v Priscianus Caesariensis: De metris fabularum Terentii. ‘De versibus comicis ratio'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 418-29; Passalacqua I 19-32.

ee1r Rufinus [Antiochensis]: Commentarium in metra Terentiana. ‘Commentarium de metris comicis'. Keil, Grammatici latini, VI 554-65.

ee3v Rufinus [Antiochensis]: De compositione et metris oratorum. Keil, Grammatici latini, VI 565-578.

ff1r 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', 2 (1972), 73-144.

ff7r 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: Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 1475-6. Folio.

Remarks: In two parts, dated: (I) 1475; (II) 1476.


Collation: a12 b8 c10 d–h8 i–l10 m12 n–p10 q8 r–x10 y8 aa–ff8.10 gg10.


ISTC: ip00964000

Hain: HC *13357;

Goff: Goff P‑964;

BMC: BMC V 231;

Proctor: Pr 4306;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑762; CIBN P‑596; Oates 1720; Sack, Freiburg, 2955; Sheppard 3473-4.

LCN: 14086728


Copy number: P-453(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) parchment, with the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Marbled pastedowns.

Size: 340 × 240 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 329 × 225 mm.

Marginal notes, washed, mainly extracting key words, in a humanist hand, brown ink.

On a2r a seven-line initial ‘C' is supplied in gold within a ground made of white vine-stem decoration on a blue, red, and green ground, with foliate extensions with some gold dotting; see Pächt and Alexander II, 111 no. pr. 81 (Venice?). Other initials are supplied in red or blue, sometimes with purple decoration.

Provenance: Unidentified coat of arms, per bend, argent and azure, in chief a cock sable, crested and wattled gules. Unidentified circular stamp, in black ink, on the front endleaf. Purchased from S. and J. Luchtmans for 42 Florins; see Books Purchased (1824), 32 (‘Purchased of M. Luchtmans'), purchased along with the Meerman books.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 1.20.

Copy number: P-453(2)

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

Size: 336 × 240 × 67 mm.

Size of leaf: 327 × 227 mm.

Extensively annotated in an early hand. On gg10r, below the colophon, the note: ‘comparatum preter illigationem duobus florenis', in the same hand.

Running titles and book numbers are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Antoine Augustin Renouard (1765-1853); sale (1830), lot 874. Purchased at the Renouard sale for £1. 16. 0; see Books Purchased (1830), 19.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N inf. 2.24.

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