|Creator:||Cecco, d'Ascoli, 1269-1327|
[between 1400 and 1450]
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Watermarks: unidentified cherries (?) in upper margin, trimmed.
Script: Written by a single scribe in mercantesca script, above top line.
Blue initial, 6-line, with nice penwork designs, f. 1r. Smaller initials, 2-line, red with purple designs or blue with red designs, alternate throughout. Headings in pale red. Paragraph marks alternate red and blue. Later addition of arms in lower margin, f. 1r, effaced and covered with mending strips.
Binding: Nineteenth century, Italy. Vellum stays adhered inside and outside of quires. Backs of quires cut in for original sewing. Bookblock tacketed to a semi-limp paper case, reinforced at the spine. Handwritten paper label with title and a printed medallion with Flora (?) standing on an anchor and globe (?), both on spine.
Purchased from B. M. Rosenthal in 1959 by Thomas E. Marston.
Manuscript on paper (polished) of Cecco d'Ascoli (Francesco Stabili), L'Acerba, Bks. 1-4 with the final 214 lines of Bk. 4 and all of the fragmentary Bk. 5 missing.
ff. ii + 120 + ii : paper ; 206 x 138 (110 x 76) mm.
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