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Rhetorica ad Herennium

Rhetorica ad Herennium

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Creator: Pseudo-Cicero., creator
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Date: between 1350 and 1400
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Manuscript on parchment (goatskin) of Ps.-Cicero, Rhetorica ad Herennium. The outer side of the quires is flesh side. Numerous wormholes in the covers and first and last leaves. Some irregular edges and corners. Copied by one hand in small Southern Gothica Textualis Libraria (Rotunda) in two sizes.
The irregular structure of quire I has no implications for the text. A few marginal notes and corrections (some in Greek). A long addition in clumsy late Humanistic Semitextualis in the lower margin of f. 6r. Annotations (pen trials) on the front cover by various hands in Humanistic script, 15th century, partly repeated several times. On the rear cover (f. 21v) praise of Venice (ca. 1500). The scribe wrote the invocation Ihesus in the upper margin of f. 1r.
Headings in red. Paragraph marks in red or blue. Plain initials (mostly 2-line) in red. Flourished initials of various sizes in blue with red penwork (a few have deviant colours). Each of the four books opens with a large flourished initial; the one at the beginning of Book II is a littera duplex (7 lines), the one at the beginning of Book I, of the same type, is more elaborate (14 lines). Both initials are followed by a line in fancy majuscules alternating with penwork.
Unbound.
Cite as: Pseudo-Cicero, Rhetorica ad Herennium. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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Manuscript on parchment (goatskin) of Ps.-Cicero, Rhetorica ad Herennium.
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ff. i + 21 (f. 21 is at the same time the rear cover) : parchment ; 290 x 200 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: 9998950
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