Humanistic commonplace book
- Humanistic commonplace book
- Published / Created
- [between 1460 and 1470]
- Publication Place
- Manuscript on paper of a collection of extracts primarily on virtues and vices.
Binding: Fifteenth century, Italy. Strips cut from a parchment manuscript (text washed) are adhered around the fold of each quire. Original sewing on three kermes pink, slit straps. The parchment sides are sewn with the first and last quires.
Large decorated initial, f. 2r, 16-line. Body of initial formed of intricate interlace bands, yellow and brown washes, against paper and yellow and brown ground; exhibits strong shading. Display script in red and blue. Rubrics (pale red) in text in humanistic bookhand.
Script: Written in a calligraphic and sometimes flamboyant humanistic cursive script by a single scribe, below top line.
Watermarks: unidentified letter (?), in gutter.
- ff. 96 : paper ; 305 x 105 (250 x 62) mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Partially digitized
- Call Number
- Marston MS 201
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- Humanistic Commonplace Book. 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 201.
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