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Opera, with glosses

Opera, with glosses

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Creator: Virgil., creator
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Date: 12--
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Manuscript on parchment (goatskin) of 2) Bucolica. 3) Georgica. 4) Aeneis. With commentaries, pseudo-Virgilian tracts, and a miscellany of treatises, many anonymous. Quires I-IV are from the first half of the thirteenth century; the remaining ones and the decoration were added half a century later. The outer side of the quires is flesh side. Quires I-IV (ff. 1-31) appear to be palimpsest, with very irregular edges, sometimes repaired by sewing strips of parchment onto them, which are now lost. Two scribes: A copied ff. 1-31 (quires I-IV) in Southern Praegothica close to late Carolingian script; B copied the remaining quires, starting with the text of Book 5 of Aeneis, in more rapid early Southern Textualis/Semitextualis; his spelling is marked by italianisms. Corrections and glosses from various periods.
The headings in red are not executed; some added later in Gothica Cursiva Formata (Cancelleresca); instructions for the rubricator are seen ff. 70v-75r. Numerous paragraph marks alternately in red and blue, sometimes black. Plain and flourished initials of various sizes in red and blue (other colours are also used in quires I-IV). Seventeen painted initials decorated with gold balls except in quires I-IV. From f. 70v onwards there are guide-letters, but all initials and other decoration are missing. A rectangular space of the width of one column was reserved for a miniature on f. 1ra, which was not executed.
Binding: Seventeenth-century. White parchment over pasteboard. On the spine with five slightly raised bands red leather label with gold-tooled inscription VIRGI-/LIUS / M.S. (this title has been completed in black ink with P(ublius) , Eneidos etc. and membr); below the label the handwritten date saec. XIV. Marbled endpapers.
Cite as: Virgil, Opera, with Glosses. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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ff. ii + 83 + ii : parchment.
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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: 9998965
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