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Bod-Inc: P-459


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


Analysis of Content

a1r [Pincius, Philippus: Address to the reader.] 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.

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

a2r Johannes de Aingre: [Commentary on Institutiones I–XVI.] 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.

[rum]6v Priscianus Caesariensis: [Institutiones grammaticae (Institutiones XVII–XVIII).] ‘De constructione siue ordinatione partium orationis'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 106-377.

C5r Priscianus Caesariensis: Partitiones XII versuum Aeneidos principalium. ‘De duodecim carminibus'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 459-515; Priscianus, Opuscula, ed. Passalacqua, II 43-128.

D6r Priscianus Caesariensis [pseudo-]: De accentibus. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 519-28.

D7v Priscianus Caesariensis: De figuris numerorum. ‘De ponderibus et mensuris'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 404-17; Passalacqua I 4-18.

E1r Priscianus Caesariensis [pseudo-; Remmius Flavianus: Carmen de ponderibus et mensuris.] Incipit: ‘[P]ondera Praeoriis(!) ueterum memoria libellis | Nosse iuuat pondus rebus natura locauit'; hexameters. Riese no. 486; on authorship see also Parks and Cranz, ‘Dionysius Periegetes', CTC III 31.

E2r Hermogenes [pseudo-]: Praeexercitamina. Translated from Greek by Priscianus. ‘De praeexercitamentis rhetoricae'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 430-40; Passalacqua I 33-49.

E3v Priscianus Caesariensis: De metris fabularum Terentii. ‘De versibus comicis ratio'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 418-29; Passalacqua I 19-32.

E5r Rufinus [Antiochensis]: Commentarium in metra Terentiana. ‘Commentarium de metris comicis'. Keil, Grammatici latini, VI 554-65.

E6r Rufinus [Antiochensis]: De compositione et metris oratorum. Keil, Grammatici latini, VI 565-578.

E7v 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.

F2r 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. 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 Oct. 1495. Folio.


Collation: a–z & [con] [rum] A–E8 F6.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: ip00970000

Hain: HR 13363;

Goff: Goff P‑970;

BMC: BMC V 496;

Proctor: Pr 5307;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑766; Sack, Freiburg, 2958; Sheppard 4396.

LCN: 14086799


Copy number: P-459(1)

Binding: Seventeenth/eighteenth-century parchment, with manuscript title at head of the spine. ‘19' in black ink at tail of the spine. ‘60' in black ink on an octagonal paper label edged in blue at head of the spine.

Size: 320 × 227 × 35 mm.

Size of leaf: 314 × 207 mm.

On the front endleaf an 18-line note in Italian, in Francesco Bongi's hand: ‘Vocabli dichiarati oportuni sapersi. Problema, proponere cosa da farsi. Teorema, proponer cose fatte da dimostrarsi . . .' Marginal notes, mainly extracting key words and names of authors, in a sixteenth-century and a seventeenth-century hand.

Provenance: Bernardino Baroni (sixteenth century); Luigi Baroni, servite (eighteenth/nineteenth century); inscription on a1r: ‘Ex libris Bernardini Baroni . . . B(?)ol. 20'; on F6r: ‘Ex libris Bernardini (overwritten: Frat Aloysij) Baroni Lucensis, Ord: Serv.' Francesco Bongi (seventeenth/eighteenth century); inscription on front endleaf: ‘Di Francesco Bongi vale f(?) 18-'; Giovanni Bendinelli (eighteenth century); inscription on the same leaf: ‘D. Joannis Bendinellij'. Purchased from Simmel on 15 Dec. 1890 for 6 Marks; see Library Bills.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P inf. 2.19.

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