Servius Honoratus, Maurus
Analysis of Content
a1v Biffus, Johannes: Epigramma [addressed] to Petrus Guarrinus. Incipit: ‘Hic tibi dictus erit noster Guarrine libellus | Sit pueris quamuis utilis iste labor'; 7 elegiac distichs.
a2r Servius Honoratus, [Maurus, pseudo-; Biffus, Johannes: Vocabula.] ‘Compendio Virgilii pro pueris ad disputandum'.’ Incipit: ‘[A]b integro denuo. Virgilius in bucolicis . . .’ Johannes Biffus is regarded as the author; see DBI X 384.
Imprint: [Milan: Uldericus Scinzenzeler, c.1490]. 4°.
Remarks: As dated by Sheppard; IGI dates [c.1480], as does BSB‑Ink, which also assigns to [Leonardus Pachel and Scinzenzeler].
Illustrations: Woodcut initials.
Hain: H 14712;
Goff: Goff S‑485;
Proctor: Pr 6047;
Others: BSB‑Ink B‑517; IGI 8952; Sheppard 4991-2.
Copy number: S-191(1)
Binding: Eighteenth-century calf, rebacked with the old spine laid down; gilt title on a red leather label on the spine; red-edged leaves.
Size: 196 × 148 × 13 mm.
Size of leaf: 190 × 140 mm.
Some underlining is supplied in red ink. Leaves formerly numbered in manuscript 1-47, and later renumbered 196-243.
Provenance: Thomas Rawlinson (1681-1725); see note ‘C&P' on front pastedown. Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 2 (1834), lot 5436. Purchased for £0. 1. 6; see Books Purchased (1834), 27.
SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 1.27.
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