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Orationes, etc.

Orationes, etc.

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Creator: Cicero, Marcus Tullius
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Date: [between 1400 and 1410]
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Script: The manuscript was copied by two scribes who exhibit distinct formats and scripts reflecting the transition from gothic to humanistic types of book production. Scribe I) ff. 1-107r, line 14. Written in a very fine early humanistic bookhand, above top line. Scribe II) ff. 107r, line 15-135r. Written in a semi-gothic script, below top line, in a style of writing similar to that used by Coluccio Salutati; strong gothic influence in forms of majuscules.
Twenty-three illuminated intials of fine quality, 6- to 2-line, yellow on rectangular bright blue grounds with narrow black frames. Grounds filled with restrained and stylized thin white vine-stem ornament and intricate white filigree. Most spaces for rubrics left unfilled.
Binding: Nineteenth century, England. Bound by Zaehnsdorf (London, 1842-1930) in brown goatskin, blind-tooled, with gold-tooled spine "Cicero" and "MS". Yellow edges. Discoloration on early parchment endleaves reveal traces of corner tongues.
Blanks at end not digitzed.
Abstract:
Manuscript on parchment of Cicero, Orations.
Physical Description:
ff. iii + ii + 137 + i + iii : parchment ; 270 x 183 mm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Object ID: 10171234
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