[between 1600 and 1700]
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Script: Many different hands writing Humanistica Cursiva or Gothica Cursiva, sometimes in careful, but mostly in rapid execution.
A few pen and ink drawings.
Composed of numerous detached pieces (numbered and occasionally annotated by an English hand (1890-1900)), in various hands, some original, but mostly copies of documents and manuscript books, and often almost illegible due to the use of acid ink or the cursivity of the script. Many blank pages; many (blank?) leaves got lost after the codex was foliated. Wanting ff. 68-83, 238-239, 333, 347-364.
Binding: Eighteenth century (?). Quarter parchment over pasteboard, the covers in marbled paper. Flat spine gold-tooled, with red leather label carrying gold-tooled inscription "MANUSCRIT. / 16. SIÈCLE".
Collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps (MS 25554). Purchased on the Edwin J. Beinecke Fund.
Manuscript on paper (various sizes and qualities) of a collection of notes and documents mostly related to Italian cities, dioceses and abbeys; Eastern churches and monasticism; and Central Europe; but containing also saints' lives, poetry, letters, archaeological treatises, etc.
iii + 339 + iii ; 297 x 217 mm.
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