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Priapea

Priapea

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Date: 1778.
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Script: Three hands, all three writing Humanistica Cursiva: in the main part (artt. 2-3) the script (hand A) is vertical; the numbering and the headings of the various texts are in a large and calligraphic form of the same script; in art. 1 (hand B) the execution is sloping and more cursive, and in art. 4 (hand C, resembling hand B) it is even more cursive.
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Binding: Modern. The covers are two 13th-century parchment manuscript fragments over pasteboard, the spine consisting of a modern blank strip of parchment with the inscription in handwriting imitating early Roman type: “1778. Liber Priapeorum”. The fragments are complete leaves from one manuscript, written in small Gothica Textualis Libraria (Littera Parisiensis); they contain a scholastic treatise in Latin on virtues. The decoration consists of paragraph marks and 2-line flourished initials alternately in red and blue.
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Manuscript on paper of Priapea. With an Introductory note on Priapus and the Priapea. The author quoted at the end is the German Catholic polemic and classical philologist Gaspar Scioppius (Schoppe, 1576-1649). Followed by Ps.-Apuleius. Anthologia Latina, 114 and De Philomela (poem on the sounds of animals).
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ff. i + 20 : paper ; 215 x 155 mm.
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Object ID: 10985759
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