Script: the main text is copied by one hand in Gothica Semitextualis Libraria. Article 4 is copied by a similar hand writing Gothica Hybrida Libraria/Currens. The Italian headings to the tables of articles 2-3 are written in very small Gothica Semitextualis Libraria. Article 5 is an addition in large Southern Gothica Textualis Libraria. The texts are undecorated. The tables of article 23 are traced in black ink. Recipies, in mediocre Latin, for the preparation and application of gold, silver and colours, dyeing leather, removal of stains, etc. The manuscript also includes an Easter Table for the years 1431-1530, a Lunar Table for the Nineteen Years Cycle 1432-1450 and following Cycles, and prophecies on the pope and the emperor by the unrecorded Iacobus de Cantone de Bononia (Giacomo Cantone of Bologna) and (probably) others. Binding: 20th century grey paper binding. On the front cover an 18th century label with the inscription “Insegnamento per pictori ed doratori”.
Manuscript on paper of recipes for the preparation and application of gold, silver and colours, dyeing leather, and removal of stains. The manuscript also includes an Easter Table, a Lunar Table, and a number of prophecies on the pope and the emperor.
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Beinecke MS 986
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Insegnamento per Pictori ed Doratori. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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Complete work digitized.
Number of Pages: 28
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