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Bod-Inc: P-478

Promptorius Puerorum


Analysis of Content

a1v [Galfridus Grammaticus(?)]: ‘Prologus'. The Promptorium Paruulorum, ed. A. L. Mayhew, Early English Text Society, Extra Series, 102 (London, 1908), 1-3. The author states in the preface that he is a Dominican from King's Lynn, Norfolk.

a2r [Galfridus Grammaticus(?)]: Promptorius puerorum. ‘Liber qui dicitur Promptorium paruulorum siue clericorum'. ed. Mayhew, 3-552; incunable contains a final note by the author. See also Kaeppeli no. 1222; Sharpe, Latin Writers, no. 324. Nouns and verbs are listed separately within each alphabetical entry.

t3r [Colophon.] The title given in the colophon is ‘Medulla grammatice'; this should not be confused wih the different work by that name also attributed to Galfridus Grammaticus; see Kaeppeli no. 1223.


Imprint: London: Richard Pynson for Frederick Egmondt and Petrus, ‘post Pascha', 15 May 1499. Folio.


Collation: a b8 c–s6 t4.


ISTC: ip01011000

GW: GW 10483;

Hain: HC 13399;

Goff: Goff P‑1011;


Proctor: Pr 9793.

Others: Duff 352; Oates 4199; Sheppard 7556; STC 20434. Facsimile: ed. R. C. Alston (Menston: Scolar Press, 1968).

LCN: 14828571


Copy number: P-478(1)

Bibliotheca Eliotae. London: Thomas Berthelet, 1542 was removed in June 1928 and is now Arch. G d.25*.

Binding: Late seventeenth-/early eighteenth-century blind-tooled calf, with sprinkled red-edged leaves. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at head of upper cover. ‘17' in brown ink and ‘25' in black ink across the head and the middle of the fore-edge respectively.

Size: 276 × 203 × 28 mm.

Size of leaf: 268 × 187 mm.

A few marginal notes, extracting keywords, in a sixteenth-century English hand. On t3v and t4r copious notes in Latin in the same hand.

Provenance: Bernard Mould (1683-after 1735); inscription on t3r: ‘Bernard Mould 1701 ex aula ceruina Oxon'. Listed in the Benefactors' Register II 92, as given c.1710 by Mould; see Fysher, Catalogus, II 366.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: MM 25 Th.; R 1. 17 Th.; Auct. QQ sup. 2.10.

SHELFMARK: Arch. G d.25.

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