De bello punico
|Creator:||Bruni, Leonardo, 1369-1444 Lebegue, Jean|
[between 1450 and 1500]
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Watermarks: closest to Briquet Armoiries-Trois fleurs de lis 1686.
Script: Written by a single scribe in an elegant batarde script that sits above the line, rather than on it.
Red and blue divided initials, 5-line, on ff. 1r, 2v, 4v, and for major text divisions thereafter. 3- to 2-line plain red or blue initials throughout. Initials alternate red and blue for tables on ff. 1r-2v. Multi-line headings in red sharply indented toward right. Guideletters for illuminator.
Binding: Sixteenth century, France. Olive green goatskin, roughly gold-tooled with the arms of Claude d'Urfe in the center and a monogram of his initial (C) with that of his wife, Jeanne de Balzac (I) in the corners, together with cornucopiae, caducei, laurel and flaming altars. Gilt edges. Corners repaired.
Belonged to Lucius Wilmerding; purchased at the sale of his estate by H. P. Kraus, who sold it in 1960 to Thomas E. Marston.
Inscription along upper edge of f. iii verso indicates that Louis Malet de Graville, admiral de France (1441/50-1516) bequeathed the volume to his daughter Anne Malet de Graville.
Manuscript on paper of Leonardo Bruni, De bello punico, translated into French by Jean Lebegue; made, and presented in 1445, for Charles VII of France (1422-1461).
ff. ii + 76 : paper ; 285 x 193 (199 x 125) mm.
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