[Grammatica latina] [manuscript].

[Germany], 1460.
38 leaves : paper ; 205 x 145 (148 x 96) mm. bound to 211 x 153 mm.
Latin language -- Grammar -- Early works to 1500.
Rhetoric, Ancient -- Study and teaching -- To 1500.
Latin language -- Rhetoric -- Early works to 1800.
Latin language -- Study and teaching -- Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 15th century.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Treatise on Latin grammar, based on the teachings of Aristotle. Such a work is typical of medieval and Renaissance education theory, which combined topics like logic and rhetoric as well as syntax and grammar under the label of grammatica.
Incipit (f. 1r): Gramatica sic diffinitur ab Aristotle gramatica ... accidentia largo animo[?] bene post variari.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch).
Collation: Paper, i + 38 + i; 1-2¹⁰ 3⁸ 4¹⁰; 1-5, [v], 6-10, [v], 11-14, [iv], 15-19, [v]; contemporary foliation in ink, lower right recto; quires signed a-d on numbered pages.
Layout: Written in 30 long lines, ruled in light ink.
Script: Written in a semigothic cursive script.
Decoration: Sprinkled edges; guide letters in margins for missing decorated initials.
Binding: Modern boards.
Origin: Written in Germany in 1460 (Zacour-Hirsch).
Penn Provenance:
Sold by Luigi Celotti at auction at Sotheby's, 14 Mar. 1825, lot 256.
Sold in the collection of Richard Heber at auction by Evans (London), 10 Feb. 1836, lot 1358.
Sold in the collection of Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (London, 1773-1843, engraved bookplate bearing coat-of-arms inside upper cover, with shelfmark VI. B. c. 7; engraved bookplate bearing the Maltese cross of the Order of Bath on the recto of the first flyleaf) at auction by Evans (London), 31 July 1844, lot 408.
Sold in the Boyle collection at auction by Stan. V. Henkels (Philadelphia), 17 Feb. 1930, lot 486.
Sold by William H. Allen (Philadelphia), 1965.
Cited in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800, Supplement A (1). The Library Chronicle 35 (1969), p. 6 (Ms. Latin 207)
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 920
Petrus, de Luno, scribe.
Celotti, Luigi, ca. 1789-ca. 1846, former owner.
Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, 1773-1843, former owner.
Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner.
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