Humanistic commonplace book
- Humanistic commonplace book
- Published / Created
- [after 1457]
- Publication Place
Manuscript on paper of excerpts from works of Greek and Roman history and philosophy (Greek works translated into Latin); religious tracts; and Italian strambotti.
Binding: Nineteenth century, Italy. Rigid vellum case; paper label with title on spine: "Excerpta De Vetustioribus script. Latinis et Grecis, Saecul. XV".
Headings and initials often highlighted in red or ochre; some paragraph marks in same colors.
Imperfect: Some worming at end of volume with slight loss of text.
In Latin, with Greek headings and Italian poems.
Script: Written by a single scribe in a neat humanistic script with many cursive elements; later additions by several hands.
Watermarks, in gutter: unidentified hunting horn, crossbow, animal (?); in outer margin, trimmed: unidentified mountain in a circle surmounted by cross.
- ff. i + 249 + i : paper ; 290 x 107 (ca. 240 x 85) mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
- Call Number
- Marston MS 48
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Humanistic Commonplace Book. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Marston MS 48.
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