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Humanistic commonplace book

Humanistic commonplace book

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Date: [after 1457]
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Watermarks, in gutter: unidentified hunting horn, crossbow, animal (?); in outer margin, trimmed: unidentified mountain in a circle surmounted by cross.
Script: Written by a single scribe in a neat humanistic script with many cursive elements; later additions by several hands.
Headings and initials often highlighted in red or ochre; some paragraph marks in same colors.
Binding: Nineteenth century, Italy. Rigid vellum case; paper label with title on spine: "Excerpta De Vetustioribus script. Latinis et Grecis, Saecul. XV".
In Latin, with Greek headings and Italian poems.
Imperfect: Some worming at end of volume with slight loss of text.
Abstract:
Manuscript on paper of excerpts from works of Greek and Roman history and philosophy (Greek works translated into Latin); religious tracts; and Italian strambotti.
Physical Description:
ff. i + 249 + i : paper ; 290 x 107 (ca. 240 x 85) mm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Teaching resource: Barbara A. Shailor, Medieval Studies
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Object ID: 10269819
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