[between 1450 and 1500]
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Watermarks, obscured by text: similar to Harlfinger Chapeau 17 and unidentified ladder.
Script: Written by several scribes in humanistic cursive script with gothic features, below top line; inital words of each section in gothic bookhand.
Decorated title page, f. 1r, with border, in black and red ink composed of various decorative devices: in the upper margin a bar border with a central semicircle flanked by stylized scrolls in black and red. In the outer margin, a roundel, black with red and black frame, filled with a flower of 6 petals in red; the roundel flanked by stylized scrolls. In center of lower margin a medallion framed in narrow black and red bands containing a flaming heart pierced by an arrow and an open book, also flanked by stylized scrolls. Numerous decorated initials, 30- to 4-line, black and red with interior designs of lozenges, small flowers, and wavy lines of paper ground. Plain initials and paragraph marks in red. Guide letters for rubricator throughout.
Worm-eaten; some minor loss of text.
Binding: Nineteenth century, England. Blind-tooled brown goatskin with the same gold-tooled title on the spine and both covers: "Summule Naturalium/ Paulus de Venetiis/ M. S. 1373". Bound by Riviere (London) before 1881. Red edges.
Purchased from C. A. Stonehill in 1953 by Thomas E. Marston.
Brittle. Acidic ink damage with some loss of text.
Manuscript on paper of Summulae naturalium, composed in 1408 by Paulus Nicolettus Venetus O.E.S.A. (1369/72-1429).
ff. ii + 171 + ii : paper ; 331 x 225 (229 x 145) mm.
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