Watermarks, in gutter: unidentified hunting horn, crossbow, animal (?); in outer margin, trimmed: unidentified mountain in a circle surmounted by cross. Script: Written by a single scribe in a neat humanistic script with many cursive elements; later additions by several hands. Headings and initials often highlighted in red or ochre; some paragraph marks in same colors. Binding: Nineteenth century, Italy. Rigid vellum case; paper label with title on spine: "Excerpta De Vetustioribus script. Latinis et Grecis, Saecul. XV". In Latin, with Greek headings and Italian poems. Imperfect: Some worming at end of volume with slight loss of text.
Manuscript on paper of excerpts from works of Greek and Roman history and philosophy (Greek works translated into Latin); religious tracts; and Italian strambotti.
Education, Humanistic Literature, Medieval--Translations Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library Strambotto
Greek, Ancient (to 1453) Italian Latin
Commonplace books Historiography Manuscripts
Archives or Manuscripts
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Teaching resource: Barbara A. Shailor, Medieval Studies
Marston MS 48
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Marston MS 48. Humanistic Commonplace Book. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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Complete work digitized.
Number of Pages: 510
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