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MS 47 De miseria conditionis humanae
TitleDe miseria conditionis humanae
- Bracciolini, Poggio, 1380-1459 (https://lccn.loc.gov/n50043172)
Other related names
- Gordon, Phyllis Goodhart, former owner
- Gordan, John Dozier Jr., former owner
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberMS 47
(Bryn Mawr, United States, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr College Library)
PublisherBryn Mawr College Library
This is a late fifteenth-century Italian manuscript of Poggio Bracciolini's De miseria conditionis humanae (usually called De miseria humanae conditionis). The work is a type of socratic reflection, inspired by the sack of Constantinople, which Bracciolini wrote in his retirement in Florence.
- Previously called Gordan MS 50
WatermarkWatermark similar to Briquet Monts 11726
ExtentIi+ 48+ii; 255 x 207 mm bound to 261 x 218 mm
FoliationModern foliation in pencil, upper right recto
Collation1-4 (10), 5 (8)
CatchwordsHorizontal catchwords in lower right margin
BindingModern paper boards, leather spine, stamped in gold: POGGIO/ DE/ MISERIA. Restored by J. MacDonald Co. East Norwalk, Conn.
One four-line red penwork initial with elaborate black penwork extensions stretching along the inner margin appears on fol. 1r, and on 28r a similar, but slightly less elaborate, three-line initial begins Book 2; on fol. 2v space for initial left unfilled; marginalia throughout
- Written in Italy in the second half of the fifteenth century; early provenance unknown; in the library of Phyllis Goodhart Gordan (bookplate) and John Dozier Gordan, Jr.; her bequest to Bryn Mawr College in 1995
- Kristeller, P.O., Iter Italicum; a finding list of uncatalogued or incompletely catalogued humanistic manuscripts of the Renaissance in Italian and Other Libraries (London, 1963-97), vol. 5, p. 399, no. 50.
- Bond, W. H. Supplement to the census of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1962. p. 351, no. 50.
- Bracciolini, Poggius. De miseria. R. Fubini, ed., Opera omnia I (Torino, 1964) 86-131.
- 15th century
- Penwork initial
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Table of contents
- fol. 1r — Poggio Bracciolini, De miseria conditionis humanae; incipit: Inter varios scriptores qui . . .; explicit: Ut libet Cosmus inquit . . .
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Decoration: Bookplate of Phyllis Walter Goodhart
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Section: Poggio Bracciolini, De miseria conditionis humanae
Decoration: Two-line initial I, red ink, penwork flourishes
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Decoration: Two-line initial S, red ink, penwork flourishes