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Collection of rhetorical texts on theology, rhetoric, diplomacy, astrology, and literature

Collection of rhetorical texts on theology, rhetoric, diplomacy, astrology, and literature

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Date: [ca. 1355-1365?,1374]
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Script: except article 1 (and 26?) copied by a single hand writing Gothica Cursiva Currens (Mercantesca); the orthography is very incorrect.
A collection of texts, including: 1) Albertano da Brescia, De doctrina dicendi et tacendi, Liber consolationis et consilii, De amore et dilectione Dei et proximi et aliarum rerum et de forma vitae, a sermon delivered before a congregation of Genoese notaries and causidici 1243 December 6, and Sermo. 2) Petrus Damiani, De omnibus ordinibus hominum in saeculo viventium. 3) Pantaleon Barbo, Sermon on the Incarnation and Nativity. 4) Robertus Grosseteste, Templum Dei. 5) Laurence of Aquileia, Practica sive usus dictaminis. (In tabular form, each table covering two facing pages). 6) Iohannes Bondi de Aquilegia or Laurentius de Aquilegia, Theorica sive ars dictaminis. 7) Charles of Anjou (1226-1285), Letter to Peter III, King of Aragon 1276-1285, after the latter's conquest of Sicily, 1282, and a response by Peter III, King of Aragon, to Charles of Anjou. 8) Letter of the cardinals to the newly elected pope Bertrand de Got, archbishop of Bordeaux (pope Clemens VI, 1305-1314). 9) Henry VII, Emperor (1308-1313), Letter to the citizens of Bologna, 1311. 10) Astrological treatise ascribed to Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy, 2nd century) with extensive gloss. 11) Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375), Historia Griseldis, Latin translation by Franciscus Petrarca (Petrarch, 1304-1374). 12) A number of other letters, poems, and treatises.
Binding: parchment wrappers over pasteboard made from leaves of a 15th or 16th century printed book; three white leather straps preserved.
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Manuscript on paper of a collection of texts, including: 1) A number of works by Albertano da Brescia, 2) Robertus Grosseteste's Templum De, 3) Laurence of Aquileia's Practica sive usus dictaminis, 4) Correspondence between Charles of Anjou and Peter III, King of Aragon, 5) Henry VII, Emperor, Letter to the citizens of Bologna. Manuscript also includes a number of other works.
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ff. iv + i + 155 + i + v : paper; 295 x 220 mm.
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