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LJS 381 Crispi Sallustii de Catheline conjuracione liber
TitleCrispi Sallustii de Catheline conjuracione liber
- Sallust, 86-34 B.C
Other related names
- Maffei, Mario, 1463-1537 (former owner)
- Carilli, Clemente (former owner)
- Saccardini, Giuseppe Antonio (former owner)
Call numberLJS 381
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4649182
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
- between 1455 and 1465?
Humanist copy of Sallust's works on the history of Rome, with contemporary and later annotations, including alternate readings, some of which were incorporated into the text as corrections.
Extent160 leaves : 172 x 112 (111 x 72) mm. bound to 184 x 120 mm
FoliationParchment, i + 160 + i; 1-160 ; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto.
BindingContemporary Italian blind-tooled goatskin over wooden boards; remnants of three clasps and red silk straps, one in the center of each edge; spine largely gone; pastedowns and conjugate flyleaves from a 14th-century manuscript, possibly a grammatical text, written in littera bononiensis with red or blue initials with contrasting flourishing, very faded.
LayoutWritten in 22 long lines ; frame-ruled in drypoint.
1 6-line illuminated initial in blue, red, and green on gold (f. 1r); 1 5-line initial in gold on a shaped ground of white vine work filled with red, green, and blue (f. 53v); partially effaced coat of arms (f. 1r); 2- and 3-line initials alternately in red or blue; rubrics and some annotations in faded red ink.
ScriptWritten in a humanistic book script.
- Copied for and owned by members of the Maffei family of Volterra, west of Siena (coat of arms, f. 1r; erased inscription of Mario Maffei and possible 16th-century reference to his descendents, verso of back flyleaf).
- Formerly owned by Clemented Carilli da Volterra, 17th century (inscription, f. 155v).
- Formerly owned by Giuseppe Antonio Saccardini di Volterra dated 1666 (verso of back flyleaf).
- Sold at auction at Christie's, 7 June 2000, lot 9, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.
- Jugurthine War, 111-105 B.C
- Manuscripts, Latin--15th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
Table of contents
Inside front cover
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Decoration: Reused manuscript leaf, Inside front cover
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Section: De Catheline conjuracione liber, f. 1r
Decoration: Illuminated initial, Initial O, f. 1r
Decoration: Illustration, Coat of arms, f. 1r
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Section: Jugurtinum bellum, f. 53r
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Decoration: Illuminated initial, Initial F, f. 53v
Inside back cover
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Decoration: Reused manuscript leaf, Inside back cover