Diomedes: Ars grammatica.

Add:  Phocas:  De nomine et verbo.  Priscianus:  Institutio de nomine, pronomine, et verbo.  [Pseudo-] Flavius Caper:  De orthographia et latinitate verborum.  Agroecius:  De orthographia et proprietate et differentia sermonis.  Aelius Donatus:  [Ars Maior, partes 2-3] De octo partibus orationis et de barbarismo.  Honoratus Servius Maurus:  Commentarius in artem Donati.

Paris:  Thielman Kerver, for Jean Petit, 26 May 1498.
4to. a-p8.  [120] leaves.
Woodcut printer’s device.
ISTC id00238400;  GW 8405;  Polain(B) 1297;  CIBN D-144.

GIP number: D18
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bw.3.34 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: N.S. (16th/17th century):  initials "N S." stamped in blind on both covers.
H.W. (18th century?):  initials “H:W” on a1r (title-page).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum book-plate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “As.7.20”.
Binding: 16th-century blind-tooled calf over wooden boards;  both covers decorated with fillets to form a centre panel, which is divided diagonally by intersecting fillets into lozenge-shaped compartments filled with lattice stamps;  initials "N S" added in blind on both covers;  remains of a single brass clasp (catch plate on rear board);  manuscript title on fore-edge running from head to tail;  rebacked in the 19th or early 20th century;  modern paper flyleaves;  original pastedowns lost.  Size:  218 x 142 mm.
Leaf size: 208 x 140 mm.
Annotations: Occasional marginal annotations (mainly extracting keywords) in 16th-century hands in brown ink and in red;  deleted (ownership?) inscription on p8v followed by a quotation/motto “A cader va qui troppo sale” - cf. Petrarch, Canzionere, 307 “A cader va chi troppo sale”;  paginated with errors in a 17th/18th-century hand (with references to that pagination in the Index on a1v);  number “27” in ink at inner lower corner of a1r.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

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