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Bod-Inc: R-055

Reuchlin, Johannes

Vocabularius breviloquus, et al.


Analysis of Content

[*1v] [Amerbach, Johannes(?): Address to the reader and list of contents.] Incipit: ‘Sunt qui sibi iam plurima comparare volumina statuerunt . . .’ The text refers to emendations and printing in Basel.

[*2r] Guarinus Veronensis: [Letter addressed to] Valerius Florus. Incipit: ‘[N]on sine causa factum esse certo scio quod diphthonganda vocabula . . .’

[*2r] Guarinus Veronensis: De diphthongis. Incipit: ‘Diphthongus est duarum vocalium . . .’ See Sabbadini 48-49.

[*3v] [Heynlin, de Lapide, Johannes, pseudo-; Fichetus, Guilelmus]: De arte punctandi. ‘Compendiosus de arte punctandi dialogus'. Incipit: ‘[D]iscipulus. Salue magister egregie. Magister. Et tu charissime adolescens . . .’ For the attribution of the ‘De arte punctandi' to Guillaume Fichet rather than to Johannes de Lapide, see E. Beltran, ‘Un traité inconnu de Guillaume Fichet sur la ponctuation', Scriptorium, 39 (1985), 284-91.

[*3v] ‘Tractatus de accentu'. Incipit: ‘[A]ccentus est artificiosa modulatio vocis in significatiua prolatione . . .’ Explicit: ut Bersabee Gelboe etcetera huiusmodi

a1r [Reuchlin, Johannes]: Vocabularius breviloquus. Incipit: ‘  “[A]aa domine deus ecce nescio . . .” Hieremie primo [Ier 1,6]. Licet istud verbum propheticum ab ipso propheta alio fine sit enarratum . . .’ See L. Geiger, Johann Reuchlin sein Leben und seine Werke (Leipzig, 1871), 68-77.


Imprint: Basel: [Johann Amerbach], 1480. Folio.


Collation: [*6] a–r10 ſ8 s10 t8 u v vv x10 y12 1–510 6 78 810.


ISTC: ir00157000

Hain: C 6286;

Goff: Goff R‑157;

Proctor: Pr 7558;

Others: J. Benzing, Bibliographie der Schriften Johannes Reuchlins im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert, Bibliotheca Bibliographica, 18 (Bad Bocklet, 1955), 3; BSB‑Ink R‑145; CIBN R‑102; Polain 3340; Sack, Freiburg, 3051; Sheppard 2408.

LCN: 14062940


Copy number: R-055(1)

Leaf [*3v], col. 2, l. 43: ‘vocis in significatiua prolatiōe' (not as Polain).

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled calf, very worn, over wooden boards, with remains of two metal clasps; rebacked. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Red-edged leaves. Scars of index tabs. Triple fillets form a triple frame. Within the outer frame possibly a floral roll; within the following frame, a different floral roll. The inner rectangle is decorated with a lozenge-shaped dragon stamp at each corner and with scattered small lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis and small circular floral stamps.

Size: 310 × 225 × 70 mm.

Size of leaf: 305 × 201 mm.

A bibliographical note in French on the front pastedown.

On a1r and i1r the principal initials ‘A' and ‘P' are supplied, perhaps in a later hand. Other initials, paragraph marks, and capital strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Anonymous sale, possibly of Halbach (13 Jan. 1825), lot 598; ‘purchased 1825' on front pastedown; not identified in Books Purchased (1825).

SHELFMARK: Auct. N inf. 2.10.

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