Modestus [pseudo-]: De vocabulis rei militaris.

Edited by Johannes Sulpitius Verulanus.

Rome: Eucharius Silber, 7 June 1487.
4to. [16]. [6] leaves.
ISTC im00738100; Goff S343 (D); BMC IV 108 (IA. 18869); Bod-inc M-287.

In the same year Silber printed also Vegetius (29 Jan.), Aelianus Tacticus (15 Feb.), and Frontinus (1 June). The four works were conceived as a unit. They are found both separately and, in varying arrangements, bound together. They are treated separately by ISTC, Bod-inc and GW. Goff, CIBN and others list the books under the common heading 'Scriptores rei militaris'.
Note: The 'De vocabulis rei militaris' attributed to Modestus consists of excerpts from Vegetius, 'De re militari' - see L. Dalmasso ‘La storia di un estratto di Vegezio saggio sulla fortuna dell’ Epitoma rei militaris’ in 'Rendiconti Istituto Lombardo di scienze e lettere', ser. 2, 40 (1907), 805-814.

Acccession number: E.1939.65.1438
Bound with: The fourth of four incunabula bound together. Bound with: (1) Flavius Renatus Vegetius, De re militari. Rome: Eucharius Silber, 29 Jan. 1487; (2) Sextus Julius Frontinus, Strategematicon liber. Rome: Eucharius Silber, 1 June 1487; (3) Aelianus Tacticus, De instruendis aciebus. Rome: Eucharius Silber, 15 Feb. 1487.
Provenance: Robert Lyons Scott (1871-1939), shipbuilder and collector of armour, Greenock: owner; source unknown.
Glasgow, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum: bookplate on verso of first front flyleaf “Glasgow Museums & Art Galleries R.L. Scott Collection”; R.L. Scott bequest, 1939
Binding: 16th-century bevelled wooden boards, quarter calf (undecorated) with outer edges of the leather additionally secured on each board by three nails; remains of a brass clasp, with catch plate on rear board; modern flyleaves; original vellum pastedown from front board, which is now tipped onto first front flyleaf, is a leaf with rubricated text in double columns from a manuscript of Thomas Aquinas, Commentaria in libros 'Perihermenias et posteriorum Aristotelis et eiusdem fallaciarum opus' (cap. XV-XVI). Size: 223 x 150 mm.
Leaf size: 212 x 145 mm.
Annotations: Two marginal annotations in a 16th-century hand on 1/1r extracting keywords; 19th-century shelfmark “15.F.8” in pencil and letter “S” in ink on verso of first front flyleaf.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

Modestus [pseudo-]: De vocabulis rei militaris - Marginal annotations