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Bod-Inc: P-454


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.

aa1r Priscianus Caesariensis: [Institutiones grammaticae (Institutiones XVII–XVIII).] ‘Liber Prisciani Minoris'; ‘De constructione' (in explicit). Keil, Grammatici latini, III 106-377.

ii7r Priscianus Caesariensis: Partitiones XII versuum Aeneidos principalium. ‘De duodecim carminibus'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 459-515; Priscianus, Opuscula, ed. Passalacqua, II 43-128.

mm4r Priscianus Caesariensis [pseudo-]: De accentibus. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 519-28.

mm9r Priscianus Caesariensis: De figuris numerorum. ‘De ponderibus et mensuris'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 404-17; Passalacqua I 4-18.

nn3v Priscianus Caesariensis [pseudo-; Remmius Flavianus: Carmen de ponderibus et mensuris.] Incipit: ‘[P]ondera Praeoriis(!) 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.

nn5v [Colophon.]

nn5v Hermogenes [pseudo-]: Praeexercitamina. Translated from Greek by Priscianus. ‘De praeexercitamentis rhetoricae'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 430-40; Passalacqua I 33-49.

oo1r Priscianus Caesariensis: De metris fabularum Terentii. ‘De versibus comicis ratio'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 418-29; Passalacqua I 19-32.

oo5r Rufinus [Antiochensis]: Commentarium in metra Terentiana. ‘Commentarium de metris comicis'. Keil, Grammatici latini, VI 554-65.

oo8r Rufinus [Antiochensis]: De compositione et metris oratorum. Keil, Grammatici latini, VI 565-578.

pp3r 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.

qq2v 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 | Annue rex caeli positum telluris et undae'; 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: [Jacobus de Fivizano, Lunensis] for Marcus de Comitibus and Gerardus Alexandrinus, 1476. Folio.


Collation: a–n10 o–y aa–ii8 kk–oo10 pp qq8 rr10.


ISTC: ip00965000

Hain: HCR 13358;

Goff: Goff P‑965;

BMC: BMC V 242;

Proctor: Pr 4361;

Others: CIBN P‑597; Oates 1736; Sheppard 3525.

LCN: 14086785


Copy number: P-454(1)

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century (Italian?) gold-tooled calf.

Size: 278 × 200 × 75 mm.

Size of leaf: 272 × 185 mm.

With a manuscript index occupying 16 leaves now bound at the front, but originally at the back, as showed by the manuscript page numbers: index: 350-364; text: 1-349. On a sheet inserted into the book a bibliographical description of this edition in French, eighteenth-century. Occasional corrections to the text and paragraph numbering throughout, in the same early hand that has provided the rest of the rubrication and page numbering. On cc2v, corresponding to the paragraph ‘De Impersonalibus' of book XVII, the following note in the same early hand: Hinc mihi uidetur Sipontinus elacere que contra Laurentium Uallensem de his verbis edisserit'.

On a2r a seven-line initial ‘C' is supplied in blue with reserved white decoration on a square ground made of red pen-work decoration with extension into the margin. Other initials, paragraph marks, and headlines are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); armorial book-plate and shelfmark no. 157; see Catalogue (1831); purchased at his sale for £1. 10. 0; see sale catalogue (1839), lot 878, and Books Purchased (1840), 25.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 4.2.

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