|Creator:||Curlo, Giacomo Griffolini, Francesco, 1418-1483 Phalaris, Tyrant of Agrigentum, 6th cent. B.C Pliny, the Younger Plutarch|
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Watermarks: ff. 1-112, similar to Briquet Lettre R 8941; ff. 113-160 and 209-256, similar to Briquet Echelle 5904, 5908; ff. 161-208, 257-265, similar to Piccard Kreuz II.616, 619, 622.
Script: Written in an unusual style of loose and sloping humanistic script with cursive features; angular, little shading of letters, well spaced.
Plain lumpy initials, 3- to 2-line, alternate blue and red. Headings and paragraph marks in red.
Binding: Fifteenth century, Spain (?). Original wound sewing on four tawed skin, slit straps laced through tunnels in the edges of wooden boards to channels on the outside and pegged. Yellow edges. The beaded chevron endbands are sewn with red and yellow thread on tawed skin cores laid in grooves in the boards. Covered in brown sheepskin with the surface mostly worn off; decorated with concentric frames, the central panel and one frame filled in with square goat (?) and flower tools standing on a point. Title in ink on a paper label, now mostly wanting. Four truncated diamond-shaped catches on the lower board have a raised design of the Virgin and child and a flower.
Acquired from C. A. Stonehill in 1954 by Thomas E. Marston.
F. 140 lacking.
Manuscript on paper (slightly polished) of 1) Giacomo Curlo, Preface addressed to Ferdinand I of Naples. 2) Giacomo Curlo, Epitoma Donati in Terentium. 3) Antonio Cassarino, Preface addressed to Giacomo Curlo. 4) Plutarch, Apophthegmata, Latin translation by Antonio Cassarino. 5) Phalaris, Epistolae, translated by Francesco Griffolini of Arezzo and dedicated to Malatesta Novella of Cesena. 6) Phalaris, four additional Epistolae, translated into Latin by Francesco Griffolini of Arezzo and dedicated to King Alfonso I of Naples. 7) Pliny, Epistolae I.1-III.15.
ff. ii + 265 : paper ; 293 x 212 (176 x 100) mm.
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