De primo bello punico

Creator:
Bruni, Leonardo, 1369-1444
Published/Created:
Florence or Rome,
[between 1450 and 1475]
Physical Description:
ff. ii + i + 58 + i + ii : parchment ; 220 x 141 (151 x 80) mm.
Materials:
parchment
Notes:
Script: Text written by a single scribe in humanistic cursive script, above top line. Marginal notes (mostly proper names and events) added by at least two hands, 15th-16th centuries, with one set added throughout in red by a scribe who also placed Roman numerals for each book in upper margin.
One large illuminated initial, 4-line, gold on blue, light green and pink ground with white vine-stem ornament. Initial joined to partial border, white vine-stem ornament on blue, light green and pink ground with white dots and gold balls with penwork extensions in brown ink. Two smaller initials on ff. 23v and 38r, 4-line, gold, outlined in yellow on blue grounds with white highlights. Plain initial, f. 1v, and headings in pale red.
Binding: Nineteenth century, England (?). Quarter bound in red, hard-grained goatskin, gold-tooled, with printed marbled paper sides. Edges spattered yellow and black. Title on spine: "Leonardi Aretini, Commentarii. MS. in membranis".
Purchased from Maggs Bros., London, in 1955 by L. C. Witten, who sold it in the same year in 1954 by Thomas E. Marston.
Abstract:
Manuscript on parchment (poor quality) of Leonardo Bruni, De primo bello punico, compiled largely from Polybius.
Topics:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Latin literature, Medieval and modern
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Topics:
Rome--History, Military--265-30 B.C
Language:
Latin
Genre:
Manuscripts
Format:
Text
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Marston MS 90
Orbis Record:
9807844
Orbis Barcode:
39002104684114
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
11170097
Citation:
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Marston MS 90.
Leonardo Bruni, De Primo Bello Punico. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
11007529
PID:
digcoll:3949121

Number of Pages: 136
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