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Bod-Inc: P-458


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.] 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.

E2r Priscianus Caesariensis: [Institutiones grammaticae (Institutiones XVII–XVIII).] ‘De constructione siue ordinatione partium orationis'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 106-377.

I6v Priscianus Caesariensis: Partitiones XII versuum Aeneidos principalium. ‘De duodecim carminibus'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 459-515; Priscianus, Opuscula, ed. Passalacqua, II 43-128.

L4r Priscianus Caesariensis [pseudo-]: De accentibus. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 519-28.

L7r Priscianus Caesariensis: De figuris numerorum. ‘De ponderibus et mensuris'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 404-17; Passalacqua I 4-18.

L9r 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.

L10v Hermogenes [pseudo-]: Praeexercitamina. Translated from Greek by Priscianus. ‘De praeexercitamentis rhetoricae'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 430-40; Passalacqua I 33-49.

M4r Priscianus Caesariensis: De metris fabularum Terentii. ‘De versibus comicis ratio'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 418-29; Passalacqua I 19-32.

M7r Rufinus [Antiochensis]: Commentarium in metra Terentiana. ‘Commentarium de metris comicis'. Keil, Grammatici latini, VI 554-65.

N1r Rufinus [Antiochensis]: De compositione et metris oratorum. Keil, Grammatici latini, VI 565-578.

N4v 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.

O1r 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.

P5v Pincius, Philippus: [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 Pincius 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: Philippus Pincius, 20 June 1492. Folio.


Collation: a–c8 d e6 f–n8 o–z & A–K8 L10 M–O8 P6.


ISTC: ip00969000

Hain: HC 13362;

Goff: Goff P‑969;

BMC: BMC V 493;

Proctor: Pr 5293;

Others: Hillard 1686; Rhodes 1470; Sheppard 4387.

LCN: 14086759


Copy number: P-458(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf; bound for Kloß.

Size: 324 × 227 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 313 × 207 mm.

On a1r 17 lines of text in an early sixteenth-century hand, brown ink: ‘Homo differt a ceteris animantibus(?) ratione et sermone . . . Homines preterea in concionibus utuntur et rationibus et exemplis . . . legentium hortantes'. A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in an early sixteenth-century hand in red ink. On x6r (book XI ‘de participio') the following note in an early sixteenth-century hand, brown ink: ‘Hanc opinionem tenet diuus Thomas super prohemium primi libri pro hiermenie(?) Aristotelis'.

Provenance: Alessandro Padoani (sixteenth century); inscription on a2r: ‘Di Alessandro Padoani'. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 3310; purchased for £3. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 23.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 3.10.

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