[between 1450 and 1500]
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Script: Copied by two hands, both writing a similar Humanistica Cursiva under Gothic influence, Currens in artt. 1-2, Libraria in art. 3.
Space and guide letters for 2-line initials on ff. 1v and 2r, respectively at the beginning of the prologue and of the text proper of art. 2.
Collection of Bernard M. Rosenthal, Berkeley, CA, MS 164.
The first quire (artt. 1-2) was originally most probably composed as follows: ff. 1 2 3 8 // 6 4 7 5. It now consists of a bifolium with parchment stay in its center (ff. 1-2), 4 singletons with stubs(ff. 3 8 6 7) and a singleton without stub (f. 5). What remains of quire II now consists of two singletons, ff. 9 (with stub) and 10 (with half of a parchment stay). Horizontal catch word right of the center on f. 5v.
Manuscript fragments on paper of 1) Final page of a violent invective against a pope (Paul II, 1464-1471, or more probably Alexander VI, 1492-1503) by a woman (repeatedly referring to herself as "ipsa") who had been badly treated by him; it is addressed to another woman. Here attributed to the humanist Filippo Buonaccorsi ("Callimachus"), born 1437 in San Gemignano, d. 1496, a member of the Accademia Romana, who was among the accused of a conjuration against the life of Pope Paul II and had to flee Italy. 2) Francesco Pietrasanta from Milan, De opibus Christianae religionis, a treatise against the wealth of the clergy, addressed to the theologian Filippo Maineri. 3) Two fragments of a history of Florence.
ff. 10 : paper ; 290 x 215 mm.
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