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Watermarks: unidentified bull's head concealed by script.
Script: Written by a single scribe in well spaced gothic bookhand, above top line. Marginalia in several contemporary hands.
Crudely executed penwork initials in red, f. 1r only; spaces for decorative initials at beginning of each book have sketches in brown ink (contemporary?) or are left unfilled. Headings in red. Some guide letters for decorator.
Binding: Fifteenth century, Italy. Vellum stays in and outside the quires. Original sewing on three tawed skin, slit straps which are laced through tunnels in the edges of wooden boards to channels on the outside and pegged. Plain, wound endbands are sewn on tawed skin cores laced or laid in grooves on the outside of the boards. Quarter bound with brown leather, probably a later addition, as perhaps are the clasp straps. Two leaf-shaped catches and inscription in ink on the lower board: "Lucanus [?]". Front pastedown and flyleaf from a lectionary (Italy, 1050-1100); back flyleaf and pastedown from a homiliary (Northern Italy, 950-1000); on the pastedown, a homily on submission to the will of God, probably a continuation of the same text as on the flyleaf.
Purchased from H. P. Kraus in 1956 by Thomas E. Marston.
Manuscript on paper of Lucan, Pharsalia. With commentary, verse summary, and verse argumenta of each book.
ff. i + 136 + i : paper ; 310 x 209 (225 x 98) mm.
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