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MS 41 Orationes ad nicolaum V, etc.


Orationes ad nicolaum V, etc.


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Call number

MS 41
(Bryn Mawr, United States, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr College Library)

Alternate identifiers


Bryn Mawr College Library




Mid-15th century


This fifteenth-century Italian manuscript contains six texts: Giannozzo Manetti, Oration to Nicholas V (fols. 1r-10v); Poggio Bracciolini, oratio ad summum pontificem Nicolaum V (fols. 11r-19r); Franciscus de Padua de Florentia, Letter to Nicholas V (fols. 19r-24r); Leonardo Bruni, Oratiuncula ad Martinum V (fols. 24r-26r); Leonardo Bruni, State Letter for the Commune of Florence to the Emperor (fols. 26v-27v); Leonardo Bruni, State letter for the Commune of Florence to the Council of Basel (fols. 27v-31v). The arms on fol. 1r suggest that the first owner was a member of the Picenardi family.


I+31+i; 215 x 140 mm bound to 225 x 150 mm


Modern foliation in ink, upper right recto


1-3 (10), 4 (1, +1)




Horizontal catchwords in center of lower margin


Modern calf, vertical gold stamp on spine: ORATIO FLORENTINORUM AD NICOLAUM V.; restored by J. McDonald Co. East Norwalk, Conn.


  • Single column written in twenty-one lines, ruled with single vertical bounding lines in ink; written area: 140 x 85 mm
  • Decoration

    Fol. 1r includes a four-line gold initial on a blue ground entwined with white-vine stems on a pink, green, and dark blue ground with vine work; in the lower margin a border in the same style surrounds a shield, argent, with a unicorn rampant gules; this coat of arms appears to be a later addition; similarly styled four-line initials may be found on fols. 11r and 28r; three-line initials on fols. 19v and 24r; on fol. 26v a gold initial infilled with green and pink stands on a square blue ground to which a few thin gold lines have been added; headings in pale red


  • Humanistic
  • Provenance

    Subjects topical



    Table of contents



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    Decoration: Bookplate of Phyllis Walter Goodhart
    Decoration: Bookseller's notes

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    Section: Giannozzo Manetti, Oration to Nicholas V
    Decoration: Four-line illuminated initial S; a shield, argent, with a unicorn rampant gules in lower margin

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    Section: Poggii Florentini, oratio ad summum pontificem Nicolaum V
    Decoration: Four-line illuminated initial S

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    fol. 13v
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    Decoration: Manicule

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    fol. 19v
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    Section: Franciscus de Padua de Florentia, Letter to Nicholas V
    Decoration: Three-line illuminated initial S

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    fol. 24r
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    Section: Leonardo Bruni, Oratiuncula ad Martinum V
    Decoration: Three-line illuminated initial C

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    fol. 26v
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    Section: Leonardo Bruni, State Letter for the Commune of Florence to the Emperor
    Decoration: Two-line illuminated initial S

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    Section: Leonardo Bruni, State letter for the Commune of Florence to the Council of Basel
    Decoration: Four-line illuminated initial R

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    Flyleaf 1 recto
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    Back cover
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