Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1122 Topica ... etc.
TitleTopica ... etc.
- Cicero, Marcus Tullius
- Boethius, d. 524
- Cicero, Marcus Tullius,
Other related names
- Lessi, P, artist
- Michelassi, engraver
Call numberMs. Codex 1122
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4261005
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
- between 1475 and 1499
A treatise on rhetorical theory written for C. Trebatius Testa in 44 B.C. Cicero's work is based on the work of the same name by Aristotle. Several pages (f. 3r-5v) of annotations have been added, which come from Boethius's In Ciceronis topica. The treatise is prefaced in this codex by a letter to Trebatius (which can be found in the collection of Cicero's letters as Ad familiares 7.19) explaining Cicero's reasons for writing and instructions for reading.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from caption heading for predominant work (f. 2r).
WatermarkBriquet Couronne 4862 (1483-4).
Extent24 leaves : 296 x 225 (150 x 87) mm. bound to 302 x 228 mm
CollationPaper, iii (modern paper) + 24 + iii (modern paper); 1-2²⁴; [1-24]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. Catchword, lower right verso (f. 12v).
- Armorial bookplate with Florence skyline inside upper cover with motto, "Quo pulchrius lumine trino ex libris Petri Ginori Conti," artist's name P. Lessi and engraver's name Michelassi.
- Collector's stamp on various pages with crown and letters "P. T."
- Appears in Bernard M. Rosenthal's, cat. 15 (1964), no. 10; sold by Rosenthal in 1965.
- Rhetoric, Ancient--Early works to 1800
- Manuscripts, Latin--15th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
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