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Bod-Inc: V-030

Valla, Laurentius

Elegantiae linguae latinae, et al. (ed. Petrus Paulus Senilis).


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Introduction to the list of contents.] Incipit: ‘[V]niuersum hoc Elegantiarum opus sex libris distinctum est . . .’

[a1r] [Alphabetical list of chapters.]

[a8r] Senilis, Petrus Paulus: [Letter addressed to] Johannes Heynlin de Lapide. Incipit: ‘Quom his proximis diebus mecum ageres uir humanitate . . .’ See V‑027.

[a8v] Senilis, Petrus Paulus: [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Rhetora quisquis amas uates linguamue latinam | Laurenti hoc Valle perlege semper opus'; 4 elegiac distichs. See V‑027.

[b1r] Valla, Laurentius: Elegantiae linguae latinae. Edited by Petrus Paulus Senilis. [Preface to book I.] See V‑026.

[b2v] Valla, Laurentius: Elegantiae linguae latinae. See V‑026; Ijsewijn–Tournoy 31 [group A].

[r1r] Valla, Laurentius: De reciprocatione ‘sui' et ‘suus' [dedicated to] Johannes Tortellius. ‘De reciprocuratione sue et suus'. ed. Sandström 4-74, 77: this edition belongs to the Venice tradition.

[r10r] Valla, Laurentius: Raudensianae notae. ‘Liber in errores Antonii Raudensis'. Incipit: ‘[A] ab abs praepositiones sunt . . .’ See V‑027.

[u6r] [Alphabetical list of words.]

[x9r] Heynlin, Johannes: [Letter addressed to] Petrus Paulus Senilis. Incipit: ‘Etsi me iamdudum multis officiis tibi deuinxeras . . .’ Dated Sorbonne, 28 Sept. 1476. See V‑027.


Imprint: [Louvain: Johann Veldener, 1475-6]. Folio.


Collation: [a8 b–o10 p q8 r–x10].


ISTC: iv00054500

Hain: C 5936 = HC 15805;

Proctor: Pr 9205;

Others: Campbell 1701a; HPT I 17-21, II 432; ILC 2125; Oates 3694; Rhodes 1791; Sheppard 7072.

LCN: 14800550


Copy number: V-030(1)

Wanting sheet [x1.10]. Leaves [a1] and [x9] damaged and mounted.

Four paper leaves containing bibliographical information and a transcription of the letter to Petrus Paulus Senilis in Latin in an eighteenth/nineteenth-century English hand in brown ink, are pasted on the front endleaves.

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled diced russia; bound by T. Barratt (stamp); yellow-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns; green silk bookmark.

Size: 273 × 200 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 260 × 176 mm.

A few marginal notes, extracting key words, and a number of phrases, often deleted, and scribbles, in the margins and blank spaces of the book in one or more early English hands.

Provenance: John Millet (fl. c.1500?); ‘Jo. Millet' on [a1r]. Edmund Hughes (sixteenth century?). William Hughes (sixteenth century?). Morris Roberts (sixteenth century); inscription on [o2v]: ‘This booke is morys Roberts booke wich wyllyam hughes recevede from Edmunde hughes of magdalen colege'. Date of acquisition unknown, and not evident from the shelfmark.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. P 2.5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 4.5.

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