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MS V.a.102 Latinae linguae elegantiarum compendium ... etc. manuscript, ca. 1455.

Title

Latinae linguae elegantiarum compendium ... etc. manuscript, ca. 1455.

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Call number

MS V.a.102
(Washington DC, USA, Folger Shakespeare Library)

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Publisher

Folger Shakespeare Library

Language

Latin

Origin

Text was copied by Cristoforo Schioppo of Verona, and probably produced in Italy, near the end of the 15th century; ca. 1455
Place
Italy

Summary

Contains Elegantiolae, Dati's popular manual on the grammar and style of Latin, attributed in manuscript to Lorenzo Valla; a section of text from Orosius's Histories against the Pagans; and a short treatise on punctuation.

Notes

Extent

Leaves ii (paper) + 44 + i (paper);; 230 x 145 mm

Collation

1 (2), 2-5 (10), 6 (2)

Signatures

Verso of last leaves of signatures 2-4 marked A-C.

Support

Parchment

Binding

Bound in diced Russia calfskin leather by R.P. Chilliat, ca. 1810, with gold tooling including the spine and turn-ins; with marbled endpapers and gilt edges.

Layout

  • Written in 27 long lines (dimensions of written space: 145 x 85 mm)̤; above line; ruled in lead: pricks for vertical lines, horizontal lines traced in ink; marginal notes in green and purple ink throughout.
  • Decoration

    Title page has a marble edifice, with the inscription: Laurentii Vallae viri clarissimi latinae linguae elegantiarum compendium (leaf 2r); Coat of arms of the Schioppo family of Verona, with two putti (leaf 3r); Blue, red, green and gold major initials on leaves 3r and 30r; Alternating blue and red initials throughout 2nd work.

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  • Italian Humanistic Cursive script, late 15th century.
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    Section: Contents of work written on second front endleaf: Laurentii Valla Elegantiarum linguae Latinae liber / Orosius de situ regionum / De punctandi genere.

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