|Creator:||Nonius Marcellus, 4th cent|
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Script: Written in a small upright humanistic cursive script by a single scribe who began copying the text with a single line of majuscules; written below top line.
Folio 1r with partial border in upper and inner margins; white vine-stem ornament on blue, green and pink ground with grey and pale yellow dots, terminating in penwork with gold balls. At the left upper corner vine-stem ornament is inhabited by a red-winged putto being attacked by a bird. Historiated initial, 9-line, gold, against a blue, green and pink ground with white vine-stem ornament, and a medallion with the profile of a man, dressed in a red and green cap and red robes against blue ground. Numerous small initials, 4-line, gold on blue, pink and green or blue and pink rectangular grounds with white and pale yellow filigree.
Binding: Twentieth century, after 1926, England. Dark green pigskin, gold-tooled with the arms of C. H. St. John Hornby on the upper side; title on spine. Edges gilt.
Purchased from Davis and Orioli in 1955 by L. C. Witten, who sold it that same year to Thomas E. Marston.
Manuscript on parchment of Nonius Marcellus, De compendiosa doctrina.
ff. iii + 130 + iii : parchment ; 283 x 195 (179 x 115) mm.
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