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Terentianus, Maurus

De litteris syllabis et metris Horatii (ed. Georgius Galbiatus, Georgius Merula, and Johannes Crastonus).


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Title-page.]

[a2v] Sforza, Ludovicus Maria, Dux Mediolani: [Privilege.] G. Morelli, ‘Le liste degli autori scoperti a Bobbio nel 1493', Rivista di filologia e di istruzione classica, 117 (1989), 5-33, at 9-10; Keil, Grammatici latini, VI 315. A five-year privilege for the printing of the present edition, Fortunatianus' De Carminibus Horatii, Velius Longus' De orthographia, Adamantius' De orthographia, ‘Catholica Probi', and Cornelius Fronto's Elegantiae (at 25 aureai per volume), granted to Georgius Galbiatus by Ludovicus Maria Sforza, countersigned by his secretary Bartolomaeus Chalcus and dated Vigevano, 5 Sept. 1496; see Morelli, Autori scoperti, 9 n. 3, for the suggestion that it was drafted late in 1494 after Merula's death.

[a3r] Galbiatus, Georgius: [Prefatory letter addressed to] Jacobus Andreae. Keil, Grammatici latini, VI 316. On this letter and the privilege on [a2v] as testimonies of the texts that Merula and Galbiatus discovered at the convent of S. Columbanus, Bobbio, at the end of 1493, see Morelli, Autori scoperti, especially at 7, 9, 30-1.

[a3v] Terentianus, Maurus: ‘Praefatio.’ Edited by Georgius Galbiatus, Georgius Merula, and Johannes [Crastonus] Placentinus as stated in the preface. Keil, Grammatici latini, VI 325-7. On this edition of Galbiatus as a continuation of Merula's work see G. Resta, ‘La cultura umanistica a Milano alla fine del Quattrocento', in C. Leonardi, Milano nell'età di Ludovico il Moro (Milan, 1983), 201-14, at 209-10; on the edition as the only textual source see L. Holz, ‘La recherche des témoins', in La critica del testo Mediolatino, ed. C. Leonardi (Florence, 1994), 31-59, at 33.

b1r Terentianus, Maurus: [De litteris syllabis et metris Horatii]. Edited by Galbiatus, Merula, and Johannes [Crastonus] Placentinus as stated in the preface. Keil, Grammatici latini, VI 327-413. On Terentianus see OCD 1486.


Imprint: Milan: Uldericus Scinzenzeler, 4 Feb. 1497. Folio.


Collation: [a4] b8 c–g6.


ISTC: it00063000

Hain: CR 5729;

Goff: Goff T‑63;

BMC: BMC VI 771;

Proctor: Pr 6034;

Others: BSB‑Ink T‑84; CIBN T‑54; Oates 2309; Sheppard 5008.

LCN: 14098329


Copy number: T-020(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold- and blind-tooled crushed red morocco; the blind-tooled stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; gilt-edged leaves; brown pastedowns; black silk bookmark.

Size: 288 × 202 × 14 mm.

Size of leaf: 284 × 193 mm.

Provenance: Purchased for £18. 18. 0; see Books Purchased (1803), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 3.22.

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