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Opera, et al. (ed. Benedictus Brognolus).


Analysis of Content

a2r Priscianus Caesariensis: [Institutiones grammaticae (Institutiones I–XVI).] Keil, Grammatici latini, II–III 1-105.

a2r Johannes de Aingre: [Commentary.] ‘Commentum super magno Prisciani volumine'. Incipit: ‘[C]um omnis eloquentiae doctrinam et omne studiorum genus. Exequitur morem recte scribentium in prologo suo . . .’ See Gibson, ‘Collected Works of Priscian', 252-3.

A1r Priscianus Caesariensis: [Institutiones grammaticae (Institutiones XVII–XVIII).] ‘Liber Prisciani Minoris'; ‘De constructione' (in explicit). Keil, Grammatici latini, III 106-377.

F2r Priscianus Caesariensis: Partitiones XII versuum Aeneidos principalium. ‘De duodecim carminibus'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 459-515; Priscianus, Opuscula, ed. Passalacqua, II 43-128.

H1v Priscianus Caesariensis [pseudo-]: De accentibus. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 519-28.

H4v Priscianus Caesariensis: De figuris numerorum. ‘De ponderibus et mensuris'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 404-17; Passalacqua I 4-18.

H6v 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.

H8v Hermogenes [pseudo-]: Praeexercitamina. Translated from Greek by Priscianus. ‘De praeexercitamentis rhetoricae'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 430-40; Passalacqua I 33-49.

I4v Priscianus Caesariensis: De metris fabularum Terentii. ‘De versibus comicis ratio'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 418-29; Passalacqua I 19-32.

I7r Rufinus [Antiochensis]: Commentarium in metra Terentiana. ‘Commentarium de metris comicis'. Keil, Grammatici latini, VI 554-65.

K1r Rufinus [Antiochensis]: De compositione et metris oratorum. Keil, Grammatici latini, VI 565-578.

K4v 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.

L1r 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 unde'; hexameters. See P‑449.

M5v Arrivabenus, Georgius: [Address to the reader and colophon.] A modification of Cyprianus Cornelius Parmensis's address to the reader in the 1485 edition printed by Foxius (Pr 5007); for the original text and its alterations by Arrivabenus see Gibson, ‘Collected Works of Priscian', 253. Edited by Benedictus Brugnolus, as acknowledged in the address to the reader. The structure of this edition ultimately goes back to Vindelinus de Spira's 1470 Venice edition (Pr 4025).


Imprint: Venice: Georgius Arrivabenus, 4 Dec. 1488. Folio.


Collation: a–u8 x6 y z & [con] [rum] aa–ee8 ff6 A–L8 M6.


ISTC: ip00968000

Hain: HCR 13361;

Goff: Goff P‑968;

BMC: BMC V 383;

Proctor: Pr 4914;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑765; CIBN P‑599; Rhodes 1469; Sheppard 4019-20.

LCN: 14086782


Copy number: P-457(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf by Fargher and Lindner. Sprinkled red- and blue-edged leaves and green silk bookmark.

Size: 312 × 225 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 306 × 205 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words and names of authors, in a sixteenth-century hand.

Provenance: John Mitford (1781-1859); inscription on a1r: ‘Mitford. Oriel Coll: Oxon.'; sale (17 Dec. 1859), lot 1519. Purchased for £0. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1860), 71.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q inf. 2.23.

Copy number: P-457(2)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) parchment, with the title gold-tooled at head of the spine, orange-edged leaves, and with manuscript name of the author along the fore-edge. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. ‘N. 548' in brown ink on a small lozenge-shaped paper label edged in red pasted onto the upper cover.

Size: 324 × 225 × 55 mm.

Size of leaf: 315 × 213 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in Hieronymus della Casa's hand.

Provenance: Hieronymus della Casa (fifteenth/sixteenth century); inscription on a2r: ‘Hieronymi Case καὶ τών φίλων no xviiiR'. Ippolito della Casa; inscription on the same leaf: ‘d'Hippolito d' la Casa no xxx'. Purchased for £1. 16. 0; see Books Purchased (1826), 14.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N inf. 2.21.

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