Epitoma historiarum Pompei Trogi, etc.
|Creator:||Justinus, Marcus Junianus Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D|
[between 1430 and 1440]
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Script: Part I (ff. 1-2, palimpsest): Written by several scribes in humanistic bookhand; for the passages from Seneca, the initial letter for each verse is set between vertical bounding lines. Part II (ff. 3-130): Written by a single scribe, below top line, in humanistic bookhand that sits somewhat above the ruled line; the conclusion of the text on ff. 129v-130r was added by a different hand.
One large illuminated initial, f. 3r, 9-line, pink with white highlights on irregular angular ground, blue with white filigree and a thin white line outlining the ground. Filled with a stylized interlacing pattern of white vine-stem, white with green and yellow shading against gold ground. Numerous small initials, 3-line, yellow, on blue or blue and pink grounds with white filigree. Initial heading in gold; running headlines for book numbers in red.
Binding: Nineteenth century, Italy. Rigid vellum binding, gold-tooled. Traces of turn-ins and bosses from earlier binding on f. 130 and possibly on f. 1.
Acquired from L. C. Witten in 1954 by Thomas E. Marston.
Contemporary inscription, in gold, in upper margin of f. 2r was apparently added by Genevra Nogarola (1419-1465?).
Manuscript on parchment of Part I: Excerpts from Seneca, Phaedra. Part II: Justinus, Epitoma historiarum Pompei Trogi.
ff. i + ii + 128 + i : parchment ; 245 x 169 (163 x 100) mm.
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