|Creator:||Aquila, Romanus Martianus Capella Priscian, fl. ca. 500-530 Rutilius Lupus, Publius Cicero, Marcus Tullius|
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Script: Part I (ff. 1-64): Written in a well formed round humanistic script by a single scribe, above top line. Part II (ff. 65-114): Scribe 1 wrote arts. 3-4 in a neat round humanistic script, above top line. Scribe 2 added arts. 5-6 in an upright humanistic script bordering on cursive; he also added the Greek words in the margins for arts. 3-4.
Part I: Illumination in the early style of Bartolomeo di Antonio Varnucci (1410-79). Two large illuminated initials (ff. 1r and 37v), 5-line, gold on blue, green and peach ground with white vine-stem ornament, touched with green and white dots. On f. 1r a partial border incorporating a butterfly, grasshopper, moth, and a flying putto with bow and arrow who appears to be propelled by lozenge-shaped blue clouds. 25 small initials, 2-line, gold on blue, green and peach ground with white vine-stem ornament and white dots. Headings in pale red, the first on f. 1r partially obscured by the decoration. Part II: Display headings and key grammar words in majuscules; no decoration or rubrication.
Binding: Nineteenth century, France. Bound in red goatskin, blind- and gold-tooled, by L. Guetant. Gilt edges.
Manuscript on parchment, composed of two distinct parts. Part I: 1) Cicero, Partitiones oratoriae. 2) Cicero, Topica. Part II: 3) P. Rutilius Lupus, De figuris sententiarum et elocutionis. 4) Aquila Romanus, De figuris sententiarum et elocutionis. 5) Martianus Capella, De figuris sententiarum et elocutionis, extracts. 6) Priscian, De figuris numerorum (quos antiquissimi habent codices), sections 1-10 only and omitting portions of the long Greek quotations.
ff. iii + ii + i + 114 + ii + iii : parchment ; 189 x 117 mm.
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