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De miseriis curialium

De miseriis curialium

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Creator: Pius, II, Pope, 1405-1464, creator
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Date: 22 April 1464
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Manuscript on paper of 1) Will of Guglielmo di Montiglio, councillor of Guglielmo X (VIII) Palaeologus, Margrave of Montferrato, 1464-1483, dated Casale Montferrato, 8 Febr. 1469. 2) Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini (afterwards Pope Pius II, 1458-1464), De miseriis curialium, a letter addressed to the German courtier Iohannes von Eich, written 1444. Art. 1 is copied in a rapid Humanistica Cursiva Libraria; in light brown ink. Art. 2, by another hand, is in Humanistica Textualis Formata.
The will of Guglielmo di Montiglio (art. 1), who may have been the owner of the manuscript, is an addition, copied in or after 1469, to the main part of the manuscript which was finished 22 April 1464, i.e. still during the lifetime of the author. There are a few marginal notes and pointing hands.
Watermark: flower (?).
Art. 1 is undecorated. Art. 2 opens with a 3-line plain initial in red and blue, followed by a line in Capitals. In the lower margin of f. 5r a coat of arms gules, with a head (?) azure and a heart-shield gold. Initial and coat of arms, of mediocre execution, are by the same hand.
Binding: Nineteenth-century de luxe binding by Chambolle-Duru. Brown morocco over pasteboard, the turn-ins gold-tooled; marbled endpapers. Spine with five raised bands and gold-tooled inscription: AENEAS / SYLVIUS / DE / MISERIIS / CURIALIUM. Gilt edges.
Pope Pius II, De Miseriis Curialium. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Modern blanks not digitized.
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ff. i + 46 + iii : paper ; 220 x 160 mm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.
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Object ID: 9998942
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