|Creator:||Varro, Marcus Terentius|
[between 1450 and 1500]
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Watermarks, in gutter: similar to Briquet Chapeau 3373, Main 10637; unidentified mountain surmounted by a cross and five-pointed star in a circle.
Script: Written in humanistic cursive script, above top line, by a single scribe who added marginalia, foliation (1-52 only), and Roman numerals for running headlines (ff. 1-30).
Plain blue initial, 3-line, on f. 1r; plain red initials, 2-line, at beginning of books; headings in red, ff. 25r, 83v only. Remains of guide letters for rubricator.
Binding: Fifteenth century, Italy. Parchment stays adhered to inner and outer conjugate leaves of quires. Original sewing on three tawed skin, slit straps laid in channels on the outside of boards and nailed. Plain wound, natural color endbands are sewn on tawed skin cores laid in grooves on the outside of the boards and are tied down over strips of green tawed skin. Quarter bound in dark brown leather over beech boards with a leather strip nailed along the edge. One fastening, the leaf-shaped catch on the lower board, the upper board cut in for the clasp strap. Title, in ink, on fore edge: "Marcus Varo. De Lingua Latina".
Belonged to the library of the Princes of Liechtenstein. Purchased from H. P. Kraus in 1955 by Thomas E. Marston.
Manuscript on paper (coarse, some deckle edges) of Varro, De lingua latina. The scribe of Marston MS 82 carefully recorded in the margins the lacunae by giving the number of missing leaves in the exemplar.
ff. i + 94 + i : paper ; 216 x 147 (140 x 75) mm.
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