Noctes Atticae

Creator:
Gellius, Aulus
Published/Created:
Venice (?),
[between 1400 and 1430, 1450 and 1500]
Physical Description:
ff. ii + 100 + ii : parchment ; 233 x 140 (174 x 94) mm.
Notes:
Script: Written in fere-humanistic script by a single scribe, below top line.
Folio 1r with partial border in inner and lower margin (rubbed). Inner margin has scrolling vine, yellow, on parchment ground with red dots, with stylized foliage, flowers and fruit in green, red, purple and dove grey. Illuminated initial, 3-line, purple on dark green ground, is incorporated into border. In lower margin, wreathed medallion (unidentified mutilated arms: per pale, or and sable?) on pink ground, supported by two heraldic dragons, parchment colored (unfinished) against red ground. All of this decoration appears to be a later addition. Plain initials and headings in red.
Binding: Fifteenth century, Italy. Sewn on three tawed skin, kermes pink slit straps nailed in channels on the outside of the wooden boards. Yellow edges. The plain wound endbands may have been resewn. The spine is lined with cloth. Covered in brown, originally tan, sheepskin with corner tongues. Blind-tooled with two rope interlace stars in a central panel bordered with concentric frames. Spine: bands outlined with double fillets; panels diapered with triple fillets. Two truncated diamond fastenings, the catches on the lower board (one wanting), the upper board cut in for straps attached with star-headed nails.
Abstract:
Manuscript on parchment of Aulus Gellius, Noctes Atticae (abridged).
Associated Names:
Gellius, Aulus [Author]
Gellius, Aulus [Author]
Topics:
Commonplace-books
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Latin literature
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Language:
Latin
Genre:
Hand coloring
Historiated initials
Manuscripts
Marginalia
Format:
Mixed Material
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Marston MS 83
Orbis Record:
9807677
Orbis Barcode:
39002104684049
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
11535484
Citation:
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Marston MS 83.
Aulus Gellius, Noctes Atticae. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
11403219
PID:
digcoll:3976871

Number of Pages: 212
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