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Humanistic commonplace book

Humanistic commonplace book

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Date: [between 1460 and 1470]
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Watermarks: unidentified letter (?), in gutter.
Script: Written in a calligraphic and sometimes flamboyant humanistic cursive script by a single scribe, below top line.
Large decorated initial, f. 2r, 16-line. Body of initial formed of intricate interlace bands, yellow and brown washes, against paper and yellow and brown ground; exhibits strong shading. Display script in red and blue. Rubrics (pale red) in text in humanistic bookhand.
Binding: Fifteenth century, Italy. Strips cut from a parchment manuscript (text washed) are adhered around the fold of each quire. Original sewing on three kermes pink, slit straps. The parchment sides are sewn with the first and last quires.
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Manuscript on paper of a collection of extracts primarily on virtues and vices.
Physical Description:
ff. 96 : paper ; 305 x 105 (250 x 62) mm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Teaching resource: Barbara A. Shailor, Medieval Studies
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High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 10269810
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