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Author Name    Nonius Marcellus

Title   Nonius Marcellus, De proprietate latini sermonis Incunabula 1480

Binding   Vellum

Book Condition   Good with no dust jacket

Publisher   Parma [Printer of Hieronymus] 1480

Seller ID   7342

The book is a quarto (in 8s) measuring 11.25” x 8”, bound in old vellum with some old repairs, new morocco spine label, end papers and blanks renewed. This copy is lacking the index leaves at the front but the text is complete, pages numbered 2-132, collation b2-8, c-q8, r6, s6, with author and date at the colophon. (a1-b1 are the missing index and blanks). First leaf has some staining and worming, occasional mild foxing or aging throughout, leaf o2 is darkened, marginal notes in an old hand throughout, a few pages trimmed at the margin affecting the notes. Roman type, 37 lines with initial spaces. In Latin with occasional Greek. Goff N 267, istc in00267000. Binding is firm, quite a lovely copy. Nonius Marcellus was a Roman grammarian of the 4th or 5th century AD. His only surviving work is the De compendiosa doctrina, which has been printed under a number of titles, including De proprietate latini sermonis (as here) It is a dictionary or encyclopedia in 20 books that shows Nonius’s interests in antiquarianism and Latin literature from Plautus to Apuleius.The De proprietate latini sermonis is one of the major sources for lost works of the Roman Republic, including the tragedies of Accius and Pacuvius, the satires of Lucilius, and the history of Sisenna. It consists of words, a short definition, and then quotations of authors using the word. It is one of three major Latin dictionaries preserved from antiquity. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall

Price = 4500.00 USD


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