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Saints' lives

Saints' lives

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Date: 1465
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Watermarks: similar in design to Briquet Ciseaux 3708 dated Genoa, 1465.
Script: Written by several scribes in unruly mercantesca script, above top line. Script becomes smaller and tighter toward end of codex.
Crudely executed title page, f. 1r, consisting of floral and foliage motifs in upper margin, scroll around column in inner margin, and, in outer margin, scroll around column terminating in elongated arm with text on the scroll (much rubbed and stained). In lower margin a coat of arms (damaged; probably: or, two columns gules); the letters B and C on either side in the bases of columns in inner and outer margins. The decoration of title page in bright red and green. Plain initials (some with simple foliage designs), headings, paragraph marks, pointing hands, and hands holding crosses or symbols of passions of martyrs (e. g., gridiron for Laurence), all in bright red, green, and/or black.
Folio 1 damaged; no loss of text.
Binding: Nineteenth century, Italy. Rigid vellum case with two red labels on spine: "Trattati di storia sacra" and "Manuscritto 1360".
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Manuscript on paper (thick, coarse) of Lives of the Saints, preceded by accounts of events in the Bible from both the Old and New Testaments. Folios 51 and 61 interchanged in rebinding.
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ff. i + ii + 187 : paper ; 332 x 236 (242 x 162) mm.
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Object ID: 2065207
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