|Creator:||Macrobius, Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius|
[between 1450 and 1475]
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Watermarks, in gutter: unidentified mountain; a dragon perhaps similar in design to those produced in Ferrara in 1440s-50s, cf. Piccard Drache II.538-72.
Script: Copied in humanistic cursive by a single scribe, above top line.
Headings and some plain initials in red.
Ink has corroded through many leaves; minor loss of text.
Binding: Nineteenth century, Italy. Brick red goatskin, blind-tooled. Bound in the same style as MS 450 and Marston MSS 72, 86, 181, 182 for the Guarnieri-Balleani library (Iesi), with the first three probably by the same binder. Written in ink on tail edge: "MACROB". Two front parchment endleaves, presumably reused from the early binding given the patterns of rust stains and wormholes, consist of undated ecclesiastical records from the diocese of Cesena.
Manuscript on paper (thick) of Macrobius, Saturnalia.
ff. i + ii + 110 + i : paper ; 295 x 216 (210 x 125) mm.
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