Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 296 (U.6.14)
Title: De Constrvctionibvs
Images: [ MS Hunter 296 fol. 1r ]
Date of Creation: Between 1199 and 1299
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Prisciani Grammatici, De Constrvctionibvs.
Priscian's Treatise on Grammatical Construction: (Incomplete.)
Begins (1, 1 recto lines 1, 2): Incipit liber prisciani De constructionibus. [rubric] | Q [large gilt illuminated initial with an issuing dragon] VONIAM [blue and red capitals alternately] | In ante expositis libris de
Ends (6, 10 verso lines 15, 16): ne gloriari student doctrine . amen. | Explicit priscianus de constructionibus. = Krehl, ii. p. 173, l. 14.
Remarks: On i, 2 verso in an XVIII. Cent. hand: Priscianus de Constructionibus.
On 1, 1 recto between the rubric and the beginning of the text in a XVII. Cent. hand (the same autograph as in U.6.10): Ioannes Carpentinus Decanus et canonicus Abbatisuille
This MS. contains a little more than three-fifths of Priscian's "Constructions," ending abruptly (in spite of the colophon) just after the beginning of c. xx. in Bk. II. (Book XVIII. Inst. Gram.).
[Formerly R.7.20; R.7.102].
"Contains Inst. xvii. 1-74 i xviii, 35-157. See H. Kiel, Grammatici Latini, ii-iii" - Ex. inf. Dr. Margaret Gibson, Oxford. 15/8/1970 (letter).
Foulis catalogue, 1771, no. 11: £2.2.0
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 8˝ x 5 3/4, ff. 50, beautifully written in single cols. of 26 lines, each 4 7/8 x 2˝ (the last two folios 4˝ x 2 5/8, with 24, 25 lines), margined and ruled with brown crayon, no signatures, catchwords, or foliation, one large gilt and illuminated initial (at the beginning), red and blue initials, red and blue paragraph marks, one rubric, initials of sentences touched with red (all except the last two folios), marginalia (numerous at the beginning), much cropped, with the exception of the outer margin of 3, 1. being cut off, in good condition, fol. sec. Tunc duos. Cent. XIII.
Binding: Millboards, covered brown (faded crimson) grained Russia, saffron edges (the same binding as U.6.10). Cent. XVIII.
[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. 238.]
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 237-238.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: Priscian fl.500-530
provenance: Joannes Carpentinus 16th cent.
Canon, Abbéville.
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