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Bod-Inc: S-358

Sulpitius Verulanus, Johannes

De versuum scansione, et al.


Analysis of Content

[a1v] Sulpitius [Verulanus, Johannes: Verse addressed to] the reader. Incipit: ‘Auctior ecce redit tibi lector amice libellus | Ex quo discebas syllaba quanta foret'; 9 elegiac distichs.

[a2r] Sulpitius Verulanus, [Johannes]: De versuum scansione. ‘De versuum scansione, de syllabarum quantitate, de heroici carminis decoro et uitiis, de pedibus et diuersis generibus carminum precepta, deque illorum conexionibus obseruationes [addressed to] Cyprianus Homagius. Incipit: ‘Castalios latices et amena uireta sororum | Si peragrare cupis iam tibi pando fores'; 2 elegiac distichs followed by prose, with explicit ‘Sulpitium plectra lyramque gero'. See Leonhardt, no. B155.1.

[f1r] Servius Honoratus, Maurus: De centum metris [Extracts]. ‘Sumpta ex Seruii centimetro'. Incipit: ‘[M]etra uel a pedibus uel a rebus nomen accepere . . .’ See S‑351.

[f10r] Sulpitius [Verulanus, Johannes: Letter addressed to] the reader. Incipit: ‘Lector, imprimenda post hec erat Sulpitiana illa a Claudio scripta defensio . . .’

[g1r] Sulpitius [Verulanus], Johannes: De scansione et syllabarum quantitate epitome [addressed to] Alexander Farnesius. Incipit: ‘[V]ersus hexametri qui sex habet dimensiones . . .’ Explicit: omne genus See Leonhardt, no. B155.2.

[g5v] Vallatus, Claudius: In Nestorem recriminatio. Incipit: ‘Nestor Nouariensis Alexandri uersificatoris ut profitetur ipse confrater . . .’ Explicit: dimitterem An answer to Nestor's criticism of Sulpicius; see Leonhardt, no. B155.4.

[g8r] Priscianus Caesariensis [pseudo-]: De accentibus. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 519-28.

[h8r] [Errata.]

[h8r] [Register.]

[h8v] Sulpitius Verulanus, Johannes: [Address to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Adolescens nihil tibi iam ad Latinam musicam . . .’ NO EDITION


Imprint: [Rome: Stephan Plannck, after 4 Jan. 1483]. 4°.


Collation: [a–e8 f10 g h8].


ISTC: is00856000

Hain: H 15163 = 15161?; C 5677;

Goff: Goff S‑856;

BMC: BMC IV 102;

Proctor: Pr 3628;

Others: Sheppard 2995.

LCN: 14006836


Copy number: S-358(1)

Leaf [a1v] (wanting in BL copy): ‘Sulpitius ad lectorem. || Auctior ecce redit tibi lector amice libellus | . . . | (l. 18) Prefer nec dubia perlege queqƺ fide'.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century Italian gold-tooled half red morocco over marbled pasteboards; bound for Boutourlin. Green-edged leaves.

Size: 195 × 135 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 190 × 124 mm.

Some of the initial leaves have the syllables of the text marked in brown ink, with dots and lines (measuring the quantities). A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in a sixteenth-century hand in brown ink.

Provenance: Sargiano, Tuscany, near Arezzo, Franciscans. ‘Pertinet ad locum Sargiani B[ ]t. no. 9' on [a2r]; also shelfmark ‘K no. 31'. Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); armorial book-plate and shelfmark no. 803; Catalogue (1831); sale catalogue (1841), lot 667; purchased at his sale for £0. 8. 0; see Books Purchased (1842), 41.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 5.47.

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