|Creator:||Cicero, Marcus Tullius|
[between 1450 and 1475]
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Script: Scribe 1) ff. 2r-4r, sloping humanistic cursive script with gothic features; above top line. Scribe 2) ff. 5r-61v, well spaced and well formed gothic script. Scribe 3) ff. 61v-82r, upright English gothic bookhand; below top line. Scribe 4) ff. 85r-119v, upright English gothic bookhand; below top line. Interlinear and marginal glosses in art. 6 in at least two contemporary or slightly later annotating hands.
Spaces for decorative intials and most headings remain unfilled; remains of guide letters for arts. 1-5.
Binding: 19th-20th centuries, England. Half bound in dark brown goatskin, gold-tooled, with dark pink cloth sides. Edges spattered red. Title on spine: "Cicero/ De Officiis/ MS./ Saec. XV".
Purchased from C. A. Stonehill in 1948 by Thomas E. Marston.
Manuscript on parchment of 1-4) Excerpts from an 11th- or early 12th-century supplement to Curtius Rufus, Historia Alexandri Magni. 5) Ps.-Alexander the Great, Oratio. 6) Cicero, De officiis, with annotations in Middle English. 7) Cicero, De oratore.
ff. i + 123 + i : parchment ; 221 x 168 (ff. 3-83: 152 x 98; ff. 85-119: 160 x 95) mm.
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