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Bod-Inc: V-118

Versor, Johannes

Commentum super Donatum minorem, sive Resolutio octo partium orationis.


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.] ‘Versor super Donato'.

A2r Versor, Johannes: Commentum super Donatum minorem, sive Resolutio octo partium orationis. ‘Octo partium orationis explanatio accomodatissima'. Incipit: ‘Incipit editio prima Donati grammatici urbis Rome . . .’ Explicit: causatur affectus in anima


Imprint: Heidelberg: [Friedrich Misch], 1489. 4°.


Collation: A8 B–K6 L8.


ISTC: iv00242500

Hain: H 16058;

Proctor: Pr 3138;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑148; Oates 1318; Sheppard 2205.

LCN: 14696344


Copy number: V-118(1)

Wanting sheet L1.8 (the last leaf blank). Gathering H is misbound in the order: H2,1,4,3,6,5.

Binding: Nineteenth-century paper boards coloured dark blue; German prints from this period visible in the spine, now detached. ‘19' in black ink across the fore-edge, the 9 only partially visible, indicates that the volume was previouly bound with other texts. ‘106' in red ink on a circular paper label at the tail of the spine.

Size: 195 × 140 × 19 mm.

Size of leaf: 188 × 128 mm.

Some notes relating to the text in a contemporary German hand on A1r, including an early press mark ‘Q[/O?] 66', and L7v. Throughout, marginal notes, mainly extracting key words and structuring the text, in the same early German hand. Also scribbles and initials with human faces in ink.

Initials, paragraph marks, and underlining of chapter headings are supplied in red; capital strokes in red. After the colophon the rubricator's note: ‘Et sic est finis in die Magdalene 1494'.

Provenance: Anonymous sale (30 May 1840), lot 196 [lot number no longer on the spine]. Purchased for £0. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1840), 31.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 6.22.

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