Script: Written in humanistic bookhand below the top line by two persons: Scribe 1) ff. 1r-128r and 149r-191v; Scribe 2) ff. 129r-148v and 192r-207v. Initials, 5- to 2-line, ff. 1r, 39v, 71r (space for additional initials on ff. 105v and 149r), gold edged in black with white-vine ornament, against crimson, green and light blue; white-vine extensions in upper and inner margins. On f. 1r a coat of arms in lower margin surrounded by a wreath with a ribbon. 3-, 2-, and 1-line initials in red or blue. Rubrics throughout. Water damage has obliterated several words in the lower left of f. 1r. Binding: 17th-18th centuries. Brown/red calf, gold-tooled. Paste decorated edges. On spine, stamped in gold but nearly effaced: "Ciceronis et aliorum varia. MSS 1465".
Manuscript on parchment of works by Cicero, Plutarch, Petrus Diaconus, Marcus Valerius Probus, Leonardo Bruni, and Plato.
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Beinecke MS 313
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 313. Cicero, De Amicitia, etc. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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Number of Pages: 22
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