Script: Written in an elegant, upright mercantesca script by a single scribe, below top line. Spaces for headings and decorative initials remain unfilled. Initial on f. 1r later addition. Binding: Fifteenth century, Italy. Sewn on four tawed skin, slit straps nailed in channels on the outside of wooden boards. Yellow edges. Pink, green and cream endbands sewn on five cores. Covered in dark red goatskin with corner tongues, blind-tooled with a central ornament in a panel bordered with rope interlace in concentric frames. Two fastenings, leaf-shaped catches on the lower board and the upper board cut in for the clasp straps. Rebacked twice. Purchased from L. C. Witten in 1955 by Thomas E. Marston.
Manuscript on parchment of Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca Historica, Books I (parts 1 and 2)-II, in an unidentified and freely adapted Italian translation (e.g., the opening portion of Book II is greatly abbreviated).
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Marston MS 73
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Marston MS 73. Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca Historica. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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