Lexicon on the works of Virgil after Servius.
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- Lexicon on the works of Virgil after Servius.
- Servius, 4th cent
- Published / Created
- [between 1450 and 1463]
- Publication Place
- Northern Italy (Mantua?),
Manuscript on paper of Georgicorum, Aeneidos et Bucolicorum Vergilii vocabula, an alphabetical compilation of words used by Virgil (and other authors), with their explanations, based on the Virgil commentary by Servius (4th-5th centuries). With two Latin and two Italian proverbs, and an Italian poem (10 verses).
Binding: Original brown leather over wooden boards (worm-eaten), spine with three raised bands; both covers blind-tooled with a frame of strapwork; in its interior two horizontal rows of quadrangular stamps at the top and at the bottom (a rosette and a Pascal Lamb) and a lozenge-shaped central part of the same strapwork. Five pointed brass bosses on each cover (together eight of them are preserved) and remnants of two clasps attached to the front cover by means of two nails with engraved heads; the quadrangular brass catches on the rear cover are engraved with a Pascal Lamb.
In art. 3 the opening letter of each lemma is a pale red 1-line capital projecting into the left margin. Each new alphabetical section begins with a 2- or 3-line capital alternately in red and blue (with a guide letter in the left margin), placed within the text area and followed by a black capital. Between the sections a space of two or three lines is left free.
MS 108 in the collection of Bernard M. Rosenthal, Berkeley (CA). Purchased from him on the Edwin J. Beinecke Fund.
Script: Art. 3 copied by one hand in Humanistica Semitextualis Libraria. The title on the first front flyleaf (art. 1) is by another hand writing a bold Southern Gothica Textualis Formata (the same hand wrote the beginning of the alphabet on the facing pastedown). Art. 2 is copied by an unexperienced hand in Humanistica Cursiva Currens, but the date and the first line are by another hand writing Humanistica Cursiva Libraria.
- ff. ii + 73 : paper ; 230 x 160 mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- Beinecke MS 787
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- Manuscripts, Medieval--Italy--15th century.
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Name)
Servius,--active 4th century.
- Subject (Topic)
Latin language--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.
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- Lexicon on the Works of Virgil after Servius. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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