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Bod-Inc: S-190

Servius Honoratus, Maurus

De finalibus, et al (ed. Laurentius Abstemius).


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Abstemius, Laurentius: [Letter addressed] to Octavianus Ubaldinus, Prince of Mercatelli. Incipit: ‘[N]otus communi studiosorum utilitate, tum hortatu tuo, Princeps illustris . . .’ Abstemius introduces himself as editor of the Servian works in the volume. This edition is a reprint of the one printed in Cagli by Robertus de Fano and Bernardinus de Bergamo, 15 Oct. 1476 (H 14709); see P. Casciano, ‘Il Servius viterbese (H. 14710), Ottavio Cleofilo e Lorenzo Astemio', in Cultura umanistica a Viterbo: Atti della Giornata di studio per il V centenario della stampa a Viterbo, 12 novembre 1998, ed. T. Sampieri and G. Lombardi (Viterbo, 1991), 153-62, at 155 Casciano suggests that this edition was commissioned from the unknown printer by Franciscus Octavius de Fano, known as Cleophilus (†1490), who was the teacher of the Comune of Viterbo 1486-9, and a friend of Robertus de Fano.

[a2r] Servius Honoratus, [Maurus: De finalibus.] ‘Libellus de ultimis syllabis ad Aquilinum'. Edited by Laurentius Abstemius; see prefatory letter. Keil, Grammatici Latini, IV, 449-55.

[b3v] Servius Honoratus [Maurus]: ‘Centimetrum ad Albinum'. Edited by Laurentius Abstemius; see prefatory letter. Keil, Grammatici Latini, IV, 456-67.

[c5v] [Abstemius, Laurentius: Note] to the reader. Incipit: ‘Abes lector in compendio discendi manualem libellum, quem magis probabis si tibi usus scribendi precium uoluntatis exoluat'.


Imprint: Viterbo: [Printer of Servius, ‘De ultimis syllabis', for Franciscus Octavius de Fano], 12 Jan. ‘1488' [i. e. 1478?]. 4°.

Remarks: BMC VII p. lxxxvi, and Rhodes argue that the date ‘1488' must be a misprint for ‘1478'; see, however, A. Carosi, Librai cartai e tipografi in Viterbo e nella provincia del patrimonio di S. Pietro in Tuscia nel secoli XV e XVI (Viterbo, 1988), 23-7.


Collation: [a b8 c6].


ISTC: is00484000

Hain: HC 14710;

Goff: Goff S‑484;

BMC: BMC VII 1114;

Proctor: Pr 7324;

Others: D. E. Rhodes, La stampa a Viterbo. “1488"–1800. Catalogo descrittivo (Florence, 1983), 11; Sheppard 6060.

LCN: 14052758


Copy number: S-190(1)

Leaf [c6], which should be blank, here contains the text of [c1v], the type having been used as bearers and inked in error.

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf.

Size: 217 × 142 × 12 mm.

Size of leaf: 212 × 137 mm.

One note in a sixteenth-century Italian hand.

Provenance: Purchased for £2. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 36.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 5.26.

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