Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 21 (S.2.11)
Title: De Partibvs Orationis
Images: [ MS Hunter 21 fol.1r ]
Date of Creation: Between 1199 and 1299
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Prisciani Caesariensis Grammatici, De Partibvs Orationis.
Priscian's Grammar: (Incomplete.)
Begins (1, 1 recto lines 1-4): C [illuminated initial containing miniature portrait in Byzantine style, possibly of the author] UM OMNIS ELOQUENTIE [coloured capitals] | doctrinam . et omne studiorum genus sa | pientie luce praefulgens . a grecorum fontibus | derivatum. = Ed. Hertz, i.p.1.
Ends (6, 8 verso line 33): enean et moenia pallantea ad quaerendum Videtur tamen hoc quoque ipsius rei esse accusatiuus et sine praepositione proferri [i.e. Bk. VIII. c. ix. [Section] 47, end vol. i. p. 395 of Krehl's edition of Priscian, Lipsiae, 1819]. = Ed. Hertz, i.p.412.
On i, 2 verso in XVII.-XVIII. Cent. hand: 260. On i, 6 verso: Petri Burmanni Secundi.
On 1, 1 recto, top, in the same hand: Prisciani Grammatici Caesariensis de partibus | orationis libri 8 (the 8 added by a later hand). 5, 7 verso [f. 39] is nearly filled with contemporary grammatical notes. 5, 8 [fol. 40] was cut out before the foliation, as the first folio of the sixth quire is paged 40 instead of 41.
On the verso of 6, 7, on top margin is a German scribble in XIII. Cent. hand: die ganze tugend ein adamant . von wangen ist der herre genannt . | got geb im heil vnn krafte . dar zve div gesellesaphte . div im wol gezen . vnn ein gut end geb. Greek quotations in the first quire have a line of yellow drawn through them (as in S.2.9). Some have a line of red. These quotations are also written in a hybrid character.
This MS. contains Bks. I-IV. ch. i. and about half of chi. ii. of Bk. V. and Bk. VIII. chaps. i.-ix. (about halfway). The last folios are worm-eaten.
For Peter Burmann, junr. (1714-1778), see S.1.1 (Description).
"Contains Inst. i-v. 10; viii. 1-47. See H. Keil, Gramm-Latin, ii-iii."
See letter from Dr. Margaret Gibson to Mr. Graham. Oxford, 15 August 1970.
Lot 2395 in the sale of Burmann's MSS, 1779
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 9 x 6, ff. 47, written probably in Germany (according to Dr. R. Priebsch), in single cols. of 33 lines, each 6 x 4, ruled and margined with bodkin, foliation XVI. century, no signatures, probably cropped off, catchwords framed in red flourishes, illuminated initials (on ff. 1-17, spaces only thereafter), capitals coloured red and blue, rubrics, corrections and marginalia, margins much reduced by cropping. The writing is excessively contracted and crowded at the end of quires, fol. sec. scribi. Early Cent. XIII.
Binding: Millboards, covered vellum, vellum back straps, open back. Cent. XVII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 22.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Treatise
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 21-22.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Priscian fl.500-530
provenance: Pieter Burmann 1714-1778
Dutch classical scholar.
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