Watermarks: similar to Briquet Tete de boeuf 14330, 14338, Piccard Ochsenkopf I.701, Briquet Main 11092. Script: Written in semi-gothic cursive script by a single scribe, above top line; headings in gothic bookhand. Red and/or deep aquamarine blue initials, 10- to 5-line, with penwork flourished in same color(s), mark beginning of each play. On f. 1r head of bearded man peeps out from behind foliage in interior of letter; on other initials penwork designs extend into margins to form borders (e. g., 170r). Plain initials, 5- to 2-line, paragraph marks, headings, in red. Many leaves stained and crumbling along edges; no loss of text. Binding: Date? The backs of the quires are cut in, some in a W shape. Resewn on two tawed skin, slit straps. Endband sewn on a tawed skin core laid in grooves on the outside of the boards and nailed. The back oak board was previously covered with leather; front board is of unidentified wood. This seems to be a patched together binding using boards from different, possibly 15th-century, books. Presently quarter bound with brown sheepskin, blind-tooled, with radiant IHS in circles. Spine: supports defined with triple (?) fillets; an X with a central cross bar in the panels. Two fastenings, with the catches on the lower board. The upper board cut in for straps fastened with star-headed nails. Remains of title, in ink, on tail edge.
Manuscript on paper of Nicolas Trevet, Commentarius in tragoedias Senecae.
Latin drama (Tragedy) Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library Scholia
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus,--ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D Trivet, Nicholas,--1258?-1328
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Marston MS 150
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Marston MS 150. Nicolas Trevet, Commentarius in Tragoedias Senecae. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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Number of Pages: 522
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