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Formerly owned by Alessandro dale Carte; Sir Edward Dering. Phillipps MS 23252 On deposit from the collection of Toshiyuki Takamiya, 2013-.
Ownership inscription and drawing of arms of Alessandro dale Carte on rear flyleaf.
Bookplate of Sir Thomas Phillipps on front pastedown; Phillipps MS number inscribed on recto of f1.
Layout: single columns of variable length.
Script: Italian cursive bookhand.
Decoration: Rubricated (ff. 1-91 only).
Binding: nineteenth-century half-calf, rebacked.
Modern binder's blanks at front  and back  not digitized.
Manuscript volume, on paper, containing two secular vernacular romances attributed in the dedication to a single unidentified author. The first, I Nobili Fatti di Alessandro Magno, is an Italian translation of the Latin version of the life of Alexander the Great by Pseudo-Callisthenes. The second text is The Romance of Troas. Troas, a descendant of Hector, is the king of Thessaly; his son Troiano journeys to Britain and joins the army of King Arthur's father, Uther Pendragon, who is leading an army of Britons, Trojans and Romans against the Greeks.
148 + ix + i : paper ; 207 x 146 mm.
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