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Bod-Inc: R-057

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 comparere volumina statuerunt . . .’ The text refers to emendations and printing in Basel; it therefore reproduces the address to the reader, probably by Amerbach, of the 1478 edition, printed in Basel by Amerbach.

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

[*2r] Guarinus Veronensis: De diphthongis. Incipit: ‘Dipthongus est duarum vocalium . . .’ See Sabbadini 48-9.

[*3v] [Johannes de Lapide pseudo-; Fichetus, Guilelmus]: De arte punctandi. ‘Compendiosus de arte punctandi dialogus'. Incipit: ‘[D]iscipulus. Salue magister egregie. Magister. Et tu charissime adolescens . . .’ On authorship see R‑055.

[*3v] ‘Tractatus de accentu'. Incipit: ‘[A]ccentus est artificiosa modulatio vocis in significatiua prolatione . . .’

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 R‑055.


Imprint: Lyons: Petrus Ungarus, 1482. Folio.


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


ISTC: ir00160000

Hain: C 6289 = 2817;

Goff: Goff R‑160;


Proctor: Pr 8572A;

Others: Benzing 6; CIBN R‑104; Claudin III 329; Sheppard 6623.

LCN: 14062959


Copy number: R-057(1)

Wanting the blank leaf 810. Leaves p8-10, and q1,2 are slightly damaged, apparently by fire.

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled purple morocco. Gilt-edged leaves, violet pastedowns, and two green silk bookmarks. Scars of index tabs corresponding to most letters of the alphabet.

Size: 294 × 217 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 285 × 203 mm.

Occasional early ‘nota' marks in brown ink.

On a1r a 16-line German initial ‘A' is supplied in interlocked red and blue with reserved white decoration and red and blue pen-work decoration with extension into the margin. Similarly decorated initial ‘P' on 11r and ‘C' on 76v. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; chapter heading underlining and capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Louvain, Brabant, Augustinian Canons, priory of Val-Saint-Martin; inscription on [*1r]: ‘Pertinet Monasterio Canonicorum Regularium vallis sancti Martini in Louanio'. Sir John Hayford Thorold (1773-1831); monogram, armorial book-plate of Syston Park Library. Rt Hon. William Henry Smith (1825-1891); armorial book-plate with the motto: ‘Deo non fortuna fretus'. Pearson, Cambridge. Purchased in 1954 from Pearson for £28.

SHELFMARK: Inc. d. F2.1482.2.

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