|Creator:||Pseudo-Augustinus Innocent I, Pope, d. 417|
[between 1490 and 1500]
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Script: Two hands, both writing a very small Humanistica hesitating between Semitextualis Currens and Cursiva Currens. A, the main scribe, copied ff. 1r-60v; B, an inexperienced hand, marked by the use of d with ascender curving to the right, i longa and round s in all positions, added the prayers on ff. 61r-63r.
Headings in purplish red. Spaces for 1- or 2-line initials have been reserved throughout the codex (in artt. 1-3 with guide letters), but these have not been executed, except in artt. 8-10, where they have been clumsily written in black ink in the left margin. At the opening of art. 1, 3-line half inset Humanistic dentelle initial on a square background in green and blue decorated with silver and gold penwork. It has floral extensions with gold balls in the upper and inner margin. In the lower margin of the same f. 1r, between three similar floral decorations, a circular medallion containing the coat of arms of the Ugolini family of Florence (parti per bend, or on azure, with two lions passant counter changed, surmounting).
Binding: Original Italian reddish brown leather over pasteboard with a flap at the rear cover closing over the front cover with leather ties. Covers and flap are blind-tooled with frames and lozenges of quadruple fillets, decorated with small circular tools either single or in clusters, and a full border consisting of a scroll motif. At the top of the front cover, in black ink, Capitalis ca. 1500: “Aur. (?) Augustini opus”. Parchment flyleaves. On the front flyleaf verso a Table of Content written in red by hand A, recording artt. 1-7 only, under the title “Que in hoc libello inserte sunt”.
Manuscript on paper of 1) Ps.-Cyprianus Carthaginensis (Pseudo-Cyprian of Carthage or Pseudo-Augustine), De singularitate clericorum. 2) Ps.-Augustinus Hipponensis (Pseudo-Augustine), De incarnatione Verbi ad Ianuarium. 3) Pseudo-Augustine, De essentia divinitatis. 4) Letter from the bishops assembled at the council of Carthage, A.D. 416, to pope Innocentius I. 5) Letter of pope Innocentius I to the bishops at the council of Carthage A.D. 416. 6) Letter from the bishops assembled at the council of Mileve A.D. 416 to pope Innocent I. 7) Innocentius I, letter to the bishops assembled at the council of Mileve A.D. 416. 8) Prayer to be said before the image of Corpus Christi. 9) Prayer to Jesus Christ. 10) Prayer to Jesus Christ ascribed to Thomas Aquinas.
ff. i + 63 + i : paper ; 205 x 135 mm.
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