|Creator:||George, of Trebizond, 1396-1486 Filetico, Martino, ca. 1430-ca. 1490|
[between 1450 and 1475]
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Script: Art. 1 in a small and regular Greek minuscule script; arts. 2-6 in humanistic cursive script, below top line, by a single scribe who also added marginalia; art. 7 in humanistic cursive by a different scribe.
One illuminated initial of poor quality, gold, 3-line, on blue, green, and pink ground. Rubrics and marginal key words (for ff. 1r-6r, 31r only) in pale red. Plain blue intials in art. 2; red or blue elsewhere.
Binding: Fifteenth century, Italy. Original sewing on three tawed skin, slit straps laid in channels on the outside of wooden boards and nailed. The spine is lined with leather between sewing supports. Covered in brown sheepskin with corner tongues and blind-tooled with concentric frames, one filled with rope interlace, and a rope interlace square on a point in the central panel. Annular dots are colored with gold or copper, now green. Spine: very faint diapering with triple fillets. There are five round bosses on each board and two fastenings, leaf-shaped catches on the lower board and the upper one cut in for fabric straps. The front board is detached; one boss wanting.
Purchased from C. A. Stonehill in 1955 by Thomas E. Marston.
Manuscript on parchment (speckled) of George of Trebizond, Isagoge dialectica. With Extracts from Aristotle, De sophisticis elenchis, in an unidentified Latin translation; logical and syllogistic diagrams; Martinus Phileticus (ca. 1430-ca. 1490), 14-line poem to Federico da Montefeltro of Urbino, written in the hand of the author.
ff. iv (two contemporary parchment bifolia; i = front pastedown) + 40 + iv (including ff. 41-42; two contemporary parchment bifolia; iii is missing, iv = back pastedown)
196 x 133 (128 x 83) mm.
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