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The Resource Aldi Pij Manutij Institutionum grammaticarum libri quatvor. Erasmi Roterodami opusculum de octo orationis partium constructione : quae quoq[ue] libro continentur hanc uoluenti chartam statim se offerunt

Aldi Pij Manutij Institutionum grammaticarum libri quatvor. Erasmi Roterodami opusculum de octo orationis partium constructione : quae quoq[ue] libro continentur hanc uoluenti chartam statim se offerunt

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Aldi Pij Manutij Institutionum grammaticarum libri quatvor. Erasmi Roterodami opusculum de octo orationis partium constructione : quae quoq[ue] libro continentur hanc uoluenti chartam statim se offerunt
Title
Aldi Pij Manutij Institutionum grammaticarum libri quatvor. Erasmi Roterodami opusculum de octo orationis partium constructione
Title remainder
quae quoq[ue] libro continentur hanc uoluenti chartam statim se offerunt
Title variation
Aldi Pii Manutii Institvtionvm grammaticarvm libri qvatvor
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Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
lat
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Cataloging source
IXA
Citation location within source
  • page 98, no. 7
  • no. 224
  • M-429
  • page 411
  • no. 205
Citation source
  • Renouard, A.A. Annales de l'imprimerie des Alde
  • UCLA Library. Aldine Press
  • Adams, H.M. Catalogue of books printed on the continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Cambridge libraries
  • Short-title catalogue of books printed in Italy and of Italian books printed in other countries from 1465 to 1600 now in the British Museum
  • Aldine press books at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, the University of Texas at Austin
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Aldi Pij Manutij Institutionum grammaticarum libri quatvor. Erasmi Roterodami opusculum de octo orationis partium constructione : quae quoq[ue] libro continentur hanc uoluenti chartam statim se offerunt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Written during the 1480s when Aldus the Elder was teaching at Carpi, the Institutiones grammaticae was revised and first published in 1493 by Andrea Torresani. After establishing his own printing press, Aldus published the Latin grammar three more times before he died. However, none of these four editions enjoyed very great success, and the "Doctrinale puerorum" by Alexander de Villa Dei continued to be the grammar of choice. In the epilogue to the 1493 edition, Aldus notes that he wrote his own grammar because he was so dissatisfied with the available textbooks which he found unsuitable for teaching young children quickly and effectively. The 1523 edition is notable for its use of red ink. As in the previous edition of 1514, the Aldine device on the title-page, and the headings and initials in the first gathering a8 are printed in red, typographic features Aldus had introduced earlier in a 1497 Book of Hours. These typographic features were usually reserved for liturgical texts, rare in Aldine printing. In addition to the Institutionum grammaticarum, only seven other Aldine press imprints contain "red printing:" Books of Hours of 1497, 1505 and 1521, the 1516 Gregory Nazanzenus, 1516 Strabus, 1516 Bible and 1516 Rhodiginus
  • Imprint from colophon
  • Signatures: a-y8 z4 aa-dd8 chi4
  • Woodcuts: Aldine anchor-and-dolphin device on title-page printed in red; repeated in black on verso of leaves z4 (leaf 172) and dd8 (leaf 204)
  • First eight leaves (a8) printed in red and black; text printed in roman type; spaces left for capitals, with guide letters
  • Leaves 189-204: De octo orationis partium constructione libellus, tum elegans in primis, tum dilucida breuitate copiosissimus, Erasmo Roterodamo authore. In the UCLA copy, Erasmus's name has been inked over by hand (leaf 189r)
  • Four last leaves (chi4) contain a Hebrew alphabet and notes on common combinations of Hebrew letters
Dimensions
22 cm. (4to in 8s)
Extent
[8], 204, [4] leaves
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy 1: imperfect, leaf cc2 (leaf 190) wanting, which contains letter from Erasmus to readers; an additional Roman numeral "L" has been hand-stamped in imprint date in colophon on recto of leaf 204. On leaf 189, the title-page to "De octo orationis partium constructione libellus...." Erasmus's name has been inked out. Bound in (18th-century?) vellum boards; old manuscript spine title "Manut. Gram[m]at;" edges sprinkled blue. Red ownership stamp on title page featuring initials "C.O.G." Shelf mark in Italian on front endleaf in an 18th-century [?] hand. Housed in modern mustard yellow cloth phase box and matching slipcase; gold-stamped brown leather case title "Manuzio. Institutionum Grammaticarum Libri Quatuor 1523." Purchase, William Salloch, Catalogue 374 (1981), no. 110.
  • Spec. Coll. copy 2: complete copy, including leaf 190 containing the Erasmus letter, in which Erasmus's name has been redacted in ink by the censors; his name is also inked out on the first title-page; on leaf 189, the title-page to "De octo orationis partium constructione libellus...." only a few letters of Erasmus's name are printed, spaced widely apart: R M O E O A V H R; the missing letters have been added in pencil to spell "ERASMO ROTERODAMO AVTHORE." Colophon date is printed correctly as "M. D. XXIII." Bound in contemporary Venetian brown leather over pasteboards, 2 concentric blind-ruled panels on both boards, enclosing a large blind-ruled and -rolled center lozenge. Contemporary ownership inscription on title-page of Donato Giannotti ("Donati Iannochi"). Purchase, Guido Bortolani, 2017.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)09014141
  • ucoclc9014141
Label
Aldi Pij Manutij Institutionum grammaticarum libri quatvor. Erasmi Roterodami opusculum de octo orationis partium constructione : quae quoq[ue] libro continentur hanc uoluenti chartam statim se offerunt
Publication
Note
  • Written during the 1480s when Aldus the Elder was teaching at Carpi, the Institutiones grammaticae was revised and first published in 1493 by Andrea Torresani. After establishing his own printing press, Aldus published the Latin grammar three more times before he died. However, none of these four editions enjoyed very great success, and the "Doctrinale puerorum" by Alexander de Villa Dei continued to be the grammar of choice. In the epilogue to the 1493 edition, Aldus notes that he wrote his own grammar because he was so dissatisfied with the available textbooks which he found unsuitable for teaching young children quickly and effectively. The 1523 edition is notable for its use of red ink. As in the previous edition of 1514, the Aldine device on the title-page, and the headings and initials in the first gathering a8 are printed in red, typographic features Aldus had introduced earlier in a 1497 Book of Hours. These typographic features were usually reserved for liturgical texts, rare in Aldine printing. In addition to the Institutionum grammaticarum, only seven other Aldine press imprints contain "red printing:" Books of Hours of 1497, 1505 and 1521, the 1516 Gregory Nazanzenus, 1516 Strabus, 1516 Bible and 1516 Rhodiginus
  • Imprint from colophon
  • Signatures: a-y8 z4 aa-dd8 chi4
  • Woodcuts: Aldine anchor-and-dolphin device on title-page printed in red; repeated in black on verso of leaves z4 (leaf 172) and dd8 (leaf 204)
  • First eight leaves (a8) printed in red and black; text printed in roman type; spaces left for capitals, with guide letters
  • Leaves 189-204: De octo orationis partium constructione libellus, tum elegans in primis, tum dilucida breuitate copiosissimus, Erasmo Roterodamo authore. In the UCLA copy, Erasmus's name has been inked over by hand (leaf 189r)
  • Four last leaves (chi4) contain a Hebrew alphabet and notes on common combinations of Hebrew letters
Dimensions
22 cm. (4to in 8s)
Extent
[8], 204, [4] leaves
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy 1: imperfect, leaf cc2 (leaf 190) wanting, which contains letter from Erasmus to readers; an additional Roman numeral "L" has been hand-stamped in imprint date in colophon on recto of leaf 204. On leaf 189, the title-page to "De octo orationis partium constructione libellus...." Erasmus's name has been inked out. Bound in (18th-century?) vellum boards; old manuscript spine title "Manut. Gram[m]at;" edges sprinkled blue. Red ownership stamp on title page featuring initials "C.O.G." Shelf mark in Italian on front endleaf in an 18th-century [?] hand. Housed in modern mustard yellow cloth phase box and matching slipcase; gold-stamped brown leather case title "Manuzio. Institutionum Grammaticarum Libri Quatuor 1523." Purchase, William Salloch, Catalogue 374 (1981), no. 110.
  • Spec. Coll. copy 2: complete copy, including leaf 190 containing the Erasmus letter, in which Erasmus's name has been redacted in ink by the censors; his name is also inked out on the first title-page; on leaf 189, the title-page to "De octo orationis partium constructione libellus...." only a few letters of Erasmus's name are printed, spaced widely apart: R M O E O A V H R; the missing letters have been added in pencil to spell "ERASMO ROTERODAMO AVTHORE." Colophon date is printed correctly as "M. D. XXIII." Bound in contemporary Venetian brown leather over pasteboards, 2 concentric blind-ruled panels on both boards, enclosing a large blind-ruled and -rolled center lozenge. Contemporary ownership inscription on title-page of Donato Giannotti ("Donati Iannochi"). Purchase, Guido Bortolani, 2017.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)09014141
  • ucoclc9014141

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