33 leaves : 285 x 197 (208 x 115) mm. bound to 293 x 201 mm

Paper, i (modern paper) + 33 + i (modern paper); 1¹²(+1), 2⁵, 3⁵; 1-33; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto.

Written in 46 long lines; ruled in lead; some prickings visible.Written in a humanistic script by a single hand.Contains 46 large decorated initials throughout, in a variety of colors; decorated with complicated interlacings of serrated branchwork with cone-like fruit; two of the initials have a small coat of arms in the center (f. 1r, 15v); headings to the prologue and the various sections written in red, purple and green; capitals touched with yellow.Decorated initial, Initial O, f. 1rDecorated initial, Initial A, f. 2rDecorated initial, Initial B, f. 2rDecorated initial, Initial N, f. 2vDecorated initial, Initial L, f. 3rDecorated initial, Initial E, f. 4rZoomorphic initial, Initial C, Dragons, f. 4vDecorated initial, Initial T, f. 5rDecorated initial, Initial B, f. 5vDecorated initial, Initial Q, f. 5vDecorated initial, Initial A, f. 6rDecorated initial, Initial N, f. 6rDecorated initial, Initial L, f. 6vDecorated initial, Initial S, f. 7vZoomorphic initial, Initial S, Dragons, f. 8rDecorated initial, Initial F, 10rDecorated initial, Initial L, f. 11rDecorated initial, Initial A, f. 11vDecorated initial, Initial L, f. 12rDecorated initial, Initial D, f. 12vDecorated initial, Initial N, f. 13vDecorated catchword, f. 13vDecorated initial, Initial D, f. 14rDecorated initial, Initial N, f. 14vDecorated initial, Initial P, f. 15rDecorated initial, Initial G, f. 15vDecorated initial, Initial L, f. 16vDecorated initial, Initial D, f. 18rDecorated initial, Initial N, f. 18vDecorated initial, Initial F, f. 19rDecorated initial, Initial C, f. 19vDecorated initial, Initial M, f. 20rDecorated initial, Initial L, f. 20rDecorated initial, Initial L, f. 20vDecorated initial, Initial S, f. 20vDecorated initial, Initial Q, f. 21rZoomorphic initial, Initial S, Dragons, f. 22rDecorated initial, Initial S, f. 22vDecorated catchword, f. 23vDecorated initial, Initial L, f. 24rDecorated initial, Initial T, f. 24rDecorated initial, Initial A, f. 24vDecorated initial, Initial T, f. 26rDecorated initial, Initial D, f. 28rDecorated initial, Initial L, f. 29vDecorated initial, Initial L, f. 30vDecorated initial, Initial D, f. 32rDecorated catchword[?], f. 33v

Modern half vellum.

Written in Italy, ca. 1500 (Zacour-Hirsch).

ca. 1500ItalyGift of Charles W. Burr, 1938 (bookplate, inside upper cover).Ethics--Early works to 1800Manuscripts, Italian--16th centuryManuscripts, RenaissanceCodicesCompendiumsTranslations