Commentarius in tragoedias Senecae
- Commentarius in tragoedias Senecae
- Trivet, Nicholas, 1258?-1328
- Published / Created
- [between 1450 and 1500]
- Publication Place
- Northern Italy or Southern France,
- Manuscript on paper of Nicolas Trevet, Commentarius in tragoedias Senecae.
Binding: Date? The backs of the quires are cut in, some in a W shape. Resewn on two tawed skin, slit straps. Endband sewn on a tawed skin core laid in grooves on the outside of the boards and nailed. The back oak board was previously covered with leather; front board is of unidentified wood. This seems to be a patched together binding using boards from different, possibly 15th-century, books. Presently quarter bound with brown sheepskin, blind-tooled, with radiant IHS in circles. Spine: supports defined with triple (?) fillets; an X with a central cross bar in the panels. Two fastenings, with the catches on the lower board. The upper board cut in for straps fastened with star-headed nails. Remains of title, in ink, on tail edge.
Many leaves stained and crumbling along edges; no loss of text.
Red and/or deep aquamarine blue initials, 10- to 5-line, with penwork flourished in same color(s), mark beginning of each play. On f. 1r head of bearded man peeps out from behind foliage in interior of letter; on other initials penwork designs extend into margins to form borders (e. g., 170r). Plain initials, 5- to 2-line, paragraph marks, headings, in red.
Script: Written in semi-gothic cursive script by a single scribe, above top line; headings in gothic bookhand.
Watermarks: similar to Briquet Tete de boeuf 14330, 14338, Piccard Ochsenkopf I.701, Briquet Main 11092.
- ff. ii + i + 254 : paper ; 282 x 206 (183 x 135) mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Marston MS 150
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Name)
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus,--ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D
- Subject (Topic)
Latin drama (Tragedy)
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
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- Nicolas Trevet, Commentarius in Tragoedias Senecae. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. and Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Marston MS 150.
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