Laurentii Vallensis Patricii romani co[m]mentarioR[um] gra[m]-maticorum secundu[m] elegantiam linguȩ latinȩ : liber primus de n-omine verboq[ue] et ex his duob[us] co[m]posito p[ar]ticipio i[n]cipit · prooemium.

Other titles
  • Elegantiae
  • Laurentii Vallensis patricii romani commentariorum grammaticorum secundum elegantiam linguae latinae
  • De linguae Latinae elegantia libri sex
  • Brescia : Statius Gallicus 23 March 1475
Physical description
[188] leaves ; 307 mm. (fol.)
  • Title from caption, with the name of the author in capitals, at incipit on leaf a3 recto.
  • Imprints from colophon on leaf y10 verso, which reads in full: Laurentii [in capitals] Vallensis de linguȩ latinȩ elegantia: Ed de Ego: Mei: Tui & Tui: Ad Ioannem Tortellium Aretinum: Per me Eustacium gallum Brixiȩ opus feliciter impressum est . Decimo kalendas Aprilis. // .M.CCCC.LXXV.
  • A close reprint of Jenson's edition, Venice 1471 (ISTC iv00051000)
  • Index in two columns on leaves [z1] recto - [z8] verso.
  • Spaces left blank for initials and Greek words.
  • Signatures: a-u⁸ x-y¹⁰ [z⁸]. Signatures individually stamped far down in the lower right corner of leaves.
  • Laurentius Valla. [Dedication letter addressed to] Johannes Tortellius, a1v-a2v; Laurentius Valla. Elegantiae linguae latinae, Books 1-6, each book preceded by a preface, a3r-y1v; Laurentius Valla. De pronomine sui [or De reciprocatione sui et suus], entitled "Laurentii [in capitals] Valle[n]sis de ego mei tui et sui ad Ioannem Torteli-um aretinu[m] liber incipit", y1v-y10v; colophon, y10v; [Table of contents in alphabetical order], [z1]r-[z8]v.
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University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: Order in Rare Books Room (Not borrowable) Inc.2.B.23.3b[4316]