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Ms. Codex 317 - [Miscellany of theological, devotional and liturgical works]
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 317 - [Miscellany of theological, devotional and liturgical works]
Title:
[Miscellany of theological, devotional and liturgical works] [manuscript].
Origin:
[Tuscany?, 14--]
Physical description:
237 leaves : paper ; 208 x 144 mm. bound to 219 x 146 mm.
Summary:
Consists of miscellaneous theological, devotional and liturgical works including the Leggende (i.e. Vita e Miracoli) di S. Domitilla Vergine, which generally is the last portion of the Vita Nerei et Achillei (f. 1r-49r); 79 four-line stanzas that deal mostly with rules for proper behavior in daily, mostly secular, life (f. 51v-56v); the Lives and miracles of SS. Ursula and Elizabeth (f. 76v-95r); over forty sequences, readings, etc. used in the liturgy throughout the year (incomplete; f. 130r-228v); and various other short prayers and other works.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Much of the descriptive information and titles of individual items taken from Zacour-Hirsch.
Inscription (f. 129v): Armauirum que cano Troye qui primus aboris. This is the first line of Vergil's Aeneid.
Collation: Paper, ii + 235; 1-9⁸, 10¹⁰, 11-14⁸, 15⁸(-1), 16⁸, 17-19¹⁶, 20-22¹⁶, 23¹²(-2); [ii, 1-235]; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto, mostly trimmed away; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto.
Script: Written in several different cursive scripts.
Decoration: Black initials with red ornamentation (f. 1r, 1v, 3r, 4r, 4v).
Binding: Early 16th-century full calf on wooden boards; clasps missing.
Origin: Written in Tuscany[?] in the 15th century (Zacour-Hirsch).
Cover worn, especially at edges and hinges. Possible evidence of slight worm damage on inside covers. First (blank, unnumbered) quire loose. Various smudges and stains. Edges of some leaves fraying and tearing. Evidence of repairs to some leaves.
Small scrap of paper with assorted writing laid in between f. 234-235.
Dealer's description (Bernard Rosenthal) on file in the Library.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 317
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 317
 
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