Historia Alexandri Magni, etc.

Creator:
Rufus, Curtius
Published/Created:
Florence,
[ca. 1460-65]
Physical Description:
ff. ii + 216 + ii : parchment ; 292 x 215 (176 x 114) mm.
Materials:
parchment
Notes:
Script: Written by a single scribe in a slightly rounded humanistic bookhand with many cursive elements, below top line.
One illuminated intial, 6-line, gold against blue, green and pink ground with white vine-stem ornament, extending into inner margin to form a partial border; terminating at top and bottom in pen inkspray with buds in green and pink and gold balls with hair-line extensions. Plain initials, 3- to 2-line, in blue, mark text divisions; headings in pale red.
Binding: 15th-16th centuries, Italy. Sewn on four tawed skin, slit straps laid in channels on the outside of wooden boards and pegged. Gilt edges. Covered in brown goatskin with corner tongues, and blind-tooled with a ropework star inside painted (red) and blind-tooled circles inside a floral border, all with metallic annular dots. There are traces of four leaf-shaped fastenings, the catches on the lower board, the upper one cut in for fabric straps attached with star-headed nails. Rebacked twice.
Purchased from Lathrop C. Harper in 1949 by Thomas E. Marston.
Abstract:
Manuscript on parchment of 1) Curtius Rufus, Historia Alexandri Magni, translated into Italian and supplemented with material from Plutarch by Pier Candido Decembrio. 2) Pier Candido Decembrio, Comparazione di Cesare e d'Alessandro Magno.
Topics:
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Italian literature--15th century
Literature, Medieval--Translations
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Topics:
Caesar, Julius
Decembrio, Pier Candido,--1399-1477
Plutarch
Rufus, Curtius
Language:
Italian
Genre:
Decorated initials
Manuscripts
Rubrics
Format:
Text
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Marston MS 9
Orbis Record:
9805622
Orbis Barcode:
39002091599721
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
11354885
Citation:
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Marston MS 9.
Curtius Rufus, Historia Alexandri Magni, etc. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
11173515
PID:
digcoll:3957046

Number of Pages: 446
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