Grammatical miscellany

Accession number: 
MS M.413
Grammatical miscellany
Italy, ca. 1480.
Calf, ca. 1790, with the arms of Pope Pius VI.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1910.
337 leaves (1 column, 18 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 170 x 120 mm
Apparently written for an Ambrosi-Rossi of Rovigno (arms on fol. 1: party per pale; gules a lion or, and argent 4 fesses sable); Pope Pius VI (1717-1799; papacy 1775-1799); probably Marchese Taccone of Naples collection; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Alexandre Imbert in July 1910; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).

Ms. grammatical miscellany; written and illuminated in northern Italy, ca. 1480.
Texts: De nota aspirationis, attributed to Apuleius Minor (fol. 1-20v); De dipthongis, attributed to Apuleius Minor (fol. 21-34v); De accentibus, by Priscian (fol. 35-57); De figuris numerorum, by Priscian (fol. 57-78); Institutio de nomine pronomine et verbo, by Priscian (fol. 79-111v); Ars grammtica (Ars major partes) 2, 1, 3, by Donatus (fol. 112-177); De nomine et verbo, by Phocas (fol. 177v-229v); De finalibus, by Servius (fol. 230-239v); De arte metrica, by Venerable Bede (fol. 239v-289v); De schematis et tropis, by Venerable Bede (fol. 289v-310); De ratione metrorum, by Maximus Victorianus (fol. 310v-326v); De finalibus metrorum, by Maximus Victorianus (fol. 326v-337); an inscription from the marble gate at Ancona and Latin proverbs (fol. 337v).
Scribe: Henricus Albi; apparently copying from a manuscript written by Antonius Veronensis.
Decoration: illuminated title page, with initial and full border in white vine; Ambrosi-Rossi arms in medallion at center lower border.

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