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  • M6430 Alexander of Villa Die, Doctrinale Puerorum (a Latin grammar in verse), Low Countries, 14th c.

Near-compete bifolium, reused as a binding, each leaf with remains of single column, 29 lines in a good and legible gothic hand in leonine hexameters, capitals touched in red and set off in margin in medieval fashion for verse, two larger red initials with crude foliate infill in black pen, some early marginalia in Flemish or Dutch, 210 x 163 mm.  (written space: 180 x 100 mm.)

From the collection of Johan Arnold Dortmund (1912-88), founder of the Schriftmuseum, University of Amsterdam. 

Alexander of Villedieu (,. 1170-1240) was a Norman, who rose to prominence in the University of Paris.  The present work was his magnum opus, a grammar of Latin, drawing on Priscian and Donatus, entirely set in verse.  It was written in 1199 while he was a private tutor to the young relatives of the bishop of Dol.
  • M6430 Alexander of Villa Dei, Doctrinale Puerorum (a Latin grammar in verse), Low Countries, 14th c.

Near-compete bifolium, reused as a binding, each leaf with remains of single column, 29 lines in a good and legible gothic hand in leonine hexameters, capitals touched in red and set off in margin in medieval fashion for verse, two larger red initials with crude foliate infill in black pen, some early marginalia in Flemish or Dutch, 210 x 163 mm.  (written space: 180 x 100 mm.)

From the collection of Johan Arnold Dortmund (1912-88), founder of the Schriftmuseum, University of Amsterdam. 

Alexander of Villedieu (,. 1170-1240) was a Norman, who rose to prominence in the University of Paris.  The present work was his magnum opus, a grammar of Latin, drawing on Priscian and Donatus, entirely set in verse.  It was written in 1199 while he was a private tutor to the young relatives of the bishop of Dol.

M6430 Alexander of Villa Dei, Doctrinale Puerorum (a Latin grammar in verse), Low Countries, 14th c

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M6430 Alexander of Villa Dei, Doctrinale Puerorum (a Latin grammar in verse), Low Countries, 14th c.

Near-compete bifolium, reused as a binding, each leaf with remains of single column, 29 lines in a good and legible gothic hand in leonine hexameters, capitals touched in red and set off in margin in medieval fashion for verse, two larger red initials with crude foliate infill in black pen, some early marginalia in Flemish or Dutch, 210 x 163 mm.  (written space: 180 x 100 mm.)

From the collection of Johan Arnold Dortmund (1912-88), founder of the Schriftmuseum, University of Amsterdam. 

Alexander of Villedieu (,. 1170-1240) was a Norman, who rose to prominence in the University of Paris.  The present work was his magnum opus, a grammar of Latin, drawing on Priscian and Donatus, entirely set in verse.  It was written in 1199 while he was a private tutor to the young relatives of the bishop of Dol.

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