|Creator:||Seuse, Heinrich, 1295-1366|
[between 1450 and 1500]
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[Notes on back pastedown refer to the Venetian monastery for Benedictine nuns, San Zaccaria]
Script: Main text written in gothic bookhand, below top line.
For main text divisions good blue initials with plain parchment designs and red penwork flourishes; elsewhere 2-line initials alternate red with blue harping designs and blue with red. On f. 11r red rectangular page filler at bottom of text space. Small plain 1-line initials alternate red and blue. Headings and paragraph marks in red. Majuscules stroked with yellow. Remains of guide letters.
Binding: Fifteenth century, Italy. Original sewing on four tawed skin, kermes pink slit straps laced through tunnels in the edge of wooden boards to channels on the outside and nailed. A tawed skin endband core is laid in grooves and covered with plain, wound primary and red secondary embroidery. Spine: supports outlined and panels diapered with triple fillets. Covered in light brown goatskin with corner tongues, and decorated with interlace squares on their points within concentric frames. Trace of one fastening, the catch on the lower board and the upper one cut in for a red fabric strap attached with star-headed nails. The cover has been varnished.
Manuscript on parchment of Henry Suso, Horologium Sapientiae, translated into Italian. With Office of Eternal Wisdom (Cursus de aeterna sapientia), composed by Henry Suso; and several anonymous, miscellaneous texts.
ff. 252 : parchment ; 185 x 125 mm.
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