Rudimenta grammatices; Disticha Catonis
- Rudimenta grammatices; Disticha Catonis
- Cato, Marcus Porcius, 95-46 B.C
- Published / Created
- [between 1375 and 1400]
- Publication Place
- Northeastern Italy,
- Manuscript on parchment of 1) Rudimenta grammatices (Grammatica latina secundum Donatum). 2) Disticha Catonis.
Binding: Twentieth century, England (?). Quarter bound in brown, blind-tooled calf over wooden boards.
Historiated initial, f. 1r, 11-line, pink against blue ground with a half-length portrait in profile of the author, dressed in red and green robes and a red hat against parchment ground with brown penwork. Foliage serifs, green, blue and red extending into inner and upper margin to form partial border. In center of lower margin, blank shield for coat of arms, flanked by stylized foliage, blue and red. In outer margin, small patch of green with boy or man sitting under a tree (visible under ultra-violet light). One illuminated initial on f. 11r, 8-line, pink against blue ground filled with stylized foliage, blue, green and red. Plain initials in red. Small initials touched with yellow.
Purchased from H. P. Kraus in 1955 by Thomas E. Marston.
Script: Written in round gothic bookhand by a single scribe.
The entire manuscript is well worn, affecting the text; f. 1r is badly rubbed and stained.
- ff. i + 16 + i : parchment ; 256 x 181 (192 x ca. 128) mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Marston MS 70
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- mixed material
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Name)
- Donatus, Aelius
- Subject (Topic)
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
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- Rudimenta Grammatices; Disticha Catonis. 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 70.
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