|Creator:||Cato, Marcus Porcius, 95-46 B.C|
[between 1375 and 1400]
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Script: Written in round gothic bookhand by a single scribe.
Historiated initial, f. 1r, 11-line, pink against blue ground with a half-length portrait in profile of the author, dressed in red and green robes and a red hat against parchment ground with brown penwork. Foliage serifs, green, blue and red extending into inner and upper margin to form partial border. In center of lower margin, blank shield for coat of arms, flanked by stylized foliage, blue and red. In outer margin, small patch of green with boy or man sitting under a tree (visible under ultra-violet light). One illuminated initial on f. 11r, 8-line, pink against blue ground filled with stylized foliage, blue, green and red. Plain initials in red. Small initials touched with yellow.
The entire manuscript is well worn, affecting the text; f. 1r is badly rubbed and stained.
Binding: Twentieth century, England (?). Quarter bound in brown, blind-tooled calf over wooden boards.
Purchased from H. P. Kraus in 1955 by Thomas E. Marston.
Manuscript on parchment of 1) Rudimenta grammatices (Grammatica latina secundum Donatum). 2) Disticha Catonis.
ff. i + 16 + i : parchment ; 256 x 181 (192 x ca. 128) mm.
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