269 leaves : 162 x 106 (112 x 72) mm. bound to 170 x 112 mm

Parchment, 269; 1-25¹⁰ 26-27⁸ 28⁴(-1, last leaf is pastedown); 1-184, 190-274.

Written in 27 long lines; ruled in drypoint with vertical bounding lines.Written in Greek minuscule script by Isidore of Kiev.4-line initials at the beginning of sections in pale red ink; rubrics and headings in pale red ink.Decorated initial, Initial Tau, f. 1rDecorated initial, Initial Tau, f. 1vDecorated initial, Initial, Kappa, f. 2rDecorated initial, Initial Tau, f. 4rDecorated initial, Initial Kappa, f. 4vDecorated initial, Initial Alpha, f. 5rDecorated initial, Initial Gamma, f. 5rDecorated initial, Initial Epsilon, f. 6vDecorated initial, Initial Pi, f. 10rDecorated initial, Initial Delta, f. 11rDecorated initial, Initial Alpha, f. 16vDecorated initial, Initial Epsilon, f. 18rDecorated initial, Initial Tau, f. 19vDecorated initial, Initial Omicron, f. 20rDecorated initial, Initial Omicron, f. 27rDecorated initial, Initial Eta, f. 29vDecorated initial, Initial Tau, f. 35vDecorated initial, Initial Epsilon, f. 46vDiagram, f. 48rDiagram, f. 50vDecorated initial, Initial Epsilon, f. 57vDecorated initial, Initial Pi, f. 60vDiagram, f. 64rDecorated Initial, Initial Eta, f. 69vDecorated initial, Initial Omicron, f. 75vDecorated initial, Initial Eta, f. 78rDecorated initial, Initial Omicron, f. 119vDecorated initial, Initial Epsilon, f. 133rDecorated initial, Initial Tau, f. 133rDecorated initial, Initial Tau, f. 149rDecorated initial, Initial Tau, f. 150vDecorated initial, Initial Pi, f. 152vDecorated initial, Initial Tau, f. 167vDecorated initial, Initial Tau, f. 169vDecorated initial, Initial Epsilon, f. 171vDecorated initial, Initial Pi, f. 190r [=185r]Decorated initial, Initial Eta, f. 202r [=197r]Decorated initial, Initial Pi, f. 204v [=199v]Decorated initial, Initial Tau, f. 211r [=206r]Decorated initial, Initial Tau, f. 211v [=206v]Decorated initial, Initial Omicron, f. 215r [=210r]Decorated initial, Initial Tau, f. 228r [=223r]Decorated initial, Initial Epsilon, f. 234v [=229v]Decorated initial, Initial Eta, f. 240v [=235v]Decorated initial, Initial Tau, f. 244r [=239r]Decorated initial, Initial Pi, f. 244r [=239r]Decorated initial, Initial Tau, f. 246r [=241r]Decorated initial, Initial Omicron, f. 248r [=244r]Decorated initial, Initial Pi, f. 254v [=249v]Decorated initial, Initial Epsilon, f. 257r [=252r]Decorated initial, Initial Omicron, f. 259r [=254r]Decorated initial, Initial Alpha, f. 263v [=258v]Decorated initial, Initial Alpha, f. 267r [=262r]Decorated initial, Initial Delta, f. 269v [=264v]

Mid-16th-century gilt morocco.

Written in Italy, probably Ferrara, Florence, or Rome, during Isidore's participation in the Council of Florence, 1438-1445.

between 1430 and 1450ItalyProbably entered the Vatican Library with a collection of Isidore's papers and books, Vat. Lat. 3951 (as recorded in inventories up to 1518 and not thereafter; probably taken during the sack of Rome in 1527).Formerly owned by Nicholai von Bodeck of Danzig, 1652 or 1657 (inscription on lost front flyleaf, documented by Hermann Mutschmann, "Die Überlieferung der Schriften der Sextus Empiricus," Hermes 64 (1909), p. 281).Sold by Sam Fogg Ltd. (London) to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, May 2000.Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2012.Education, Greek--Controversial literatureSkepticism--Early works to 1800CodicesTreatisesManuscripts, Greek (Medieval and modern)--15th centuryManuscripts, Renaissance