Phaedo

Creator:
Bruni, Leonardo, 1369-1444
Plato
Xenophon
Published/Created:
Florence,
[ca. 1440-50]
Physical Description:
ff. i + 77 + i : parchment ; 225 x 152 (148 x 85) mm.
Notes:
Script: Written by a single scribe in a somewhat angular humanistic bookhand.
Decorated in the early style of Gioacchino de' Gigantibus. On f. 1r a partial border in upper, lower and inner margins, white vine-stem ornament on blue, green and dark pink with grey dots on blue grounds, blue dots on pink grounds, and gold balls. In lower border, medallion framed by gold interlace bands and supported by two putti wearing red necklaces, with a coat of arms, now erased, on green ground. Four illuminated initials, 7- to 5-line, in gold, framed in yellow, on blue, green and red grounds, with dots as above. Initial on f. 1r, inhabited by standing putto wearing a red necklace, is joined to the border. Other initials have vine-stem decoration extending into the margins and terminating with groups of three gold balls. Headings and names of interlocutors in red.
Binding: Between 1800 and 1810, Italy. Rigid vellum case with the title gold-tooled on a label on the spine: "Leon. Aret. Opus". Gilt edges and faint lettering on the head edge.
Purchased from L. C. Witten in 1954 by Thomas E. Marston.
Abstract:
Manuscript on parchment of 1) Plato, Phaedo, translated into Latin by Leonardo Bruni and preceded by his prefatory letter to Pope Innocent VII. 2) Xenophon, Hiero (Tyrannus), translated into Latin by Leonardo Bruni and preceded by his prefatory letter to Niccolo Niccoli.
Topics:
Biography--To 500
Dialogues, Greek
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Literature, Medieval--Translations
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Philosophy, Ancient
Topics:
Hieron--I,--Tyrant of Syracuse,--d. 467 or 466 B.C
Innocent--VII,--Pope,--1336-1406
Niccoli, Niccolò€,--ca. 1364-1437
Plato
Language:
Latin
Genre:
Manuscripts
Format:
Mixed Material
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Marston MS 78
Orbis Record:
9807584
Orbis Barcode:
39002104683991
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
11539137
Citation:
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Marston MS 78.
Plato, Phaedo. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
11403216
PID:
digcoll:3977357

Number of Pages: 166
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