Manuscript on paper of Girolamo Morlini (c. 1480-after 1528), Novellae. The manuscript is a line per line copy of the edition Naples, Giovanni Pasquet de Sallo, 1520. Except for the handwriting, it reproduces all the features of its printed model, including frontispiece woodcut, foliation and signatures. Soon after its publication the book was suppressed because of the obscenities many Novellae contain. Numerous pages are damaged by the acid ink. Copied by one hand in clear Humanistica Cursiva; titles in Capitalis. Collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps, MS 22347. Purchased 1989 from H.P. Kraus (New York) on the Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper Fund in memory of Lathrop Colgate Harper, litt. d. 2-line initials (Capitalis) in black ink. Renaissance initial in pen and ink on f. 2r; space for an initial, with guide-letter, on f. 4r. The frontispiece is a pen-and-ink copy of the original woodcut, showing the author in his study, seated at his desk, with a clock and an armillary sphere, under a starry sky with sun and moon. Binding: Paper (or thin parchment) over pasteboard; on the spine gold-tooled bordeaux leather label with the title MORLINI. / NOVEL.. Mark of a red seal on the rear cover. Cite as: Girolamo Morlini, Novellae. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval Latin literature, Medieval and modern Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven
Morlini, Girolamo, 16th cent
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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.
Beinecke MS 723
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
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