Partitiones oratoriae; Topica, etc.

Creator:
Aquila, Romanus
Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Martianus Capella
Priscian, fl. ca. 500-530
Rutilius Lupus, Publius
Published/Created:
Florence,
[ca. 1425-30]
Physical Description:
ff. iii + ii + i + 114 + ii + iii : parchment ; 189 x 117 mm.
Notes:
Script: Part I (ff. 1-64): Written in a well formed round humanistic script by a single scribe, above top line. Part II (ff. 65-114): Scribe 1 wrote arts. 3-4 in a neat round humanistic script, above top line. Scribe 2 added arts. 5-6 in an upright humanistic script bordering on cursive; he also added the Greek words in the margins for arts. 3-4.
Part I: Illumination in the early style of Bartolomeo di Antonio Varnucci (1410-79). Two large illuminated initials (ff. 1r and 37v), 5-line, gold on blue, green and peach ground with white vine-stem ornament, touched with green and white dots. On f. 1r a partial border incorporating a butterfly, grasshopper, moth, and a flying putto with bow and arrow who appears to be propelled by lozenge-shaped blue clouds. 25 small initials, 2-line, gold on blue, green and peach ground with white vine-stem ornament and white dots. Headings in pale red, the first on f. 1r partially obscured by the decoration. Part II: Display headings and key grammar words in majuscules; no decoration or rubrication.
Binding: Nineteenth century, France. Bound in red goatskin, blind- and gold-tooled, by L. Guetant. Gilt edges.
Abstract:
Manuscript on parchment, composed of two distinct parts. Part I: 1) Cicero, Partitiones oratoriae. 2) Cicero, Topica. Part II: 3) P. Rutilius Lupus, De figuris sententiarum et elocutionis. 4) Aquila Romanus, De figuris sententiarum et elocutionis. 5) Martianus Capella, De figuris sententiarum et elocutionis, extracts. 6) Priscian, De figuris numerorum (quos antiquissimi habent codices), sections 1-10 only and omitting portions of the long Greek quotations.
Topics:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Rhetoric
Speeches, addresses, etc., Latin
Language:
Latin
Genre:
Manuscripts
Format:
Text
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Marston MS 278
Orbis Record:
9855508
Orbis Barcode:
39002104685483
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
1002927
Citation:
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Marston MS 278.
Cicero, Partitiones Oratoriae; Topica, etc. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Partial work digitized.
OID:
10269828
PID:
digcoll:3751349

Number of Pages: 1
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