Folio, 313x225 mm; Contemporary blind-tooled brown leather over wooden bds with geometric ornaments and studs on the covers. 346 un-numbered leaves, a1 blank. Spaces for guide letters, text and gloss printed in black, initials in red, Roman, Greek and Italic types. Contemporary handwritten note on the first white leaf and marginalia of the same hand, sepia ink. Restoration to the back, small wormhole at the beginning and at the end of the volume that occasionally touches a few letters. Good specimen largely uncut in beautiful Renaissance binding.
Rare first edition with commentary by Jean d'Aingre. In addition to the famous Institutiones grammaticae in eighteen books, there are other works on grammatical, metrological and metric subjects such as the Partitiones duodecim versuum Aeneidos (ie the grammatical exegesis of the first verse of each of the twelve books of the poem) and the De accentibus. In the end even the paraphrase of the De situ orbis Dionysius Periegetes in the translation from the greek Priscianus. The commentary Jean d'Aingre, 60 lines surrounding text, covers the first sixteen books of the Institutiones. GW M35371; IGI 8053; BSB-Ink P-765; Goff P968; HCR 13361. For the original text and its alterations by Arrivabenus see Gibson, 'Collected Works of Priscian', 252-3.