Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1206 De Merles
- Merles, Francois de
Call numberMs. Codex 1206
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4322629
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageLatin, with marginal notes and accounts in French
- between 1475 and 1525
Memoirs and accounts of Francois de Merles. The author writes of his time spent in Rome, along with his studies in Avignon and Pavia. Frequent mentions of the plague can be found throughout. Also refers to such contemporaries as Pope Alexander VI (f. 5r), his son Cesare Borgia (f. 7v), and Palamede de Forbin (f. 10v). Biographical entries end around the year 1510 (f. 12r). Much of the remainder of the book is a combination of biographical notes alongside accounts. Many of the entries after this point have been crossed out, but are still fully legible. Contains one loose leaf with contemporary notes on it.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from upper cover.
WatermarkThe majority of the book (through f. 78) contains a watermark of a tri-towered castle within a coat of arms, topped with a six-pointed star. The rest consist of a goose-like bird within a circle (f. 82-102), and a tulip-like shape within an oval coat of arms, topped with a six-pointed star or flower (f. 107-118).
Extent118 leaves : 385 x 210 mm. bound to 390 x 222 mm. +
FoliationPaper, 118 leaves; [i], 1-12, 14-15, 58-68, 80-90, [i], 91-103, 105-115, 117-132, 175-198, 272, 275, 280-287, 290-292, 291, [i]; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto.
BindingContemporary vellum (Zacour-Hirsch), with three brown leather straps tied with white leather strips on binding. Middle leather strap attaches with metal buckle to leather strap on lower cover.
Coat of arms with three birds in a single band (f. 7r); pointing hand in margin (f. 8v); hand in coat of arms (f. 59v); coat of arms with two bands and 3 small decorations (f. 69v).
- Sold by Emil Offenbacher (New York), 1956.
- Plague--France--Early works to 1800
- Manuscripts, Latin--15th century
- Manuscripts, Latin--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
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