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Bod-Inc: P-469

Probus, Marcus Valerius

De notis (ed. Michael Ferrarinus).


Analysis of Content

a1v [Title-page within woodcut.]

a2r Ferrarinus, Michael: [Dedicatory preface addressed to] Albertinus Corrigius and Thomas Pinotus. Incipit: ‘[H]is proximis annis optumi grammatici Valerii Probi de notis antiquis libellus ad manus meas peruenit . . .’

a2v [Inscription within woodcut.] ‘Antiquitati inuestigandae opus necessarium.’

a3r Probus, [Marcus] Valerius: De notis: preface. Edited by Michael Ferrarinus, as noted in the dedicatory preface. ‘De litteris antiquis opusculum'. Incipit: ‘[E]st etiam circa perscribendas uel paucioribus litteris notandas uoces studium necesarium . . .’ See M. D. R[eeve], Texts and Transmission, 91. With extra text added by Ferrarinus; see Keil, Grammatici Latini, IV, 349 ff.

a3v [Dedication within woodcut]. ‘Aeterno immortalique maxumo deo gratiae agendae sunt et operi flendae uetustatis illuminato.’

a4r Probus, [Marcus] Valerius: [De notis]. Incipit: ‘A. Aulus | Aug. Augustus uel augur | . . .’ Keil, Grammatici Latini, IV 347-8.


Imprint: [Brescia]: Boninus de Boninis, de Ragusia, 27 Oct. 1486. 4°.


Collation: a–c6.

Illustrations: Woodcuts; see Sander 5899.


ISTC: ip00994000

Hain: HCR 13377;

Goff: Goff P‑994;


Proctor: Pr 6971;

Others: Sander 5899; Sheppard 5771.

LCN: 14088553


Copy number: P-469(1)

Binding: Early nineteenth-century quarter green morocco, the spine gold-tooled, with marbled pastedowns. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 201 × 141 × 7 mm.

Size of leaf: 195 × 129 mm.

Frequent interlinear and marginal notes in a contemporary humanist hand, providing additions and corrections to the text in Greek and Latin, and some underlining of headings and individual items.

Provenance: Baptista Panetius (1439/40-1497), 1493; inscription on c6v: ‘Reverendo S[acrae] Th[eologiae] doctori priori magistro Baptistae Panetio generali uicario ordinis Carmelitarum diuae Mariae maiori honorando'. Payne & Foss, A Catalogue of Books Printed upon Vellum (London, 1829), no. 391; purchased for £4. 4. 0; see Library Bills (1829-32), no. 93 and Books Purchased (1829), 17.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 1.4.

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