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Ms. Codex 693 - Decembrius, Umbertus - [Duo dialogi de philosophia morali]
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 693 - Decembrius, Umbertus - [Duo dialogi de philosophia morali]
Decembrius, Umbertus.
[Duo dialogi de philosophia morali] [manuscript].
[Italy, ca. 1450]
Physical description:
64 leaves : paper, col. ill. ; 200 x 143 (126 x 94) mm. bound to 203 x 139 mm.
Dialogues on ethics between Ubertus and Andreas.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch).
Incipit: Veritas vim sepenumero cogitanti nichil ea plerumque facilius... (f. 1r).
Foliation: Paper, iii (contemporary paper) + 64 + i (contemporary paper); [iii], [1-64], [i]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Layout: Written in 20 long lines; ruled in drypoint.
Script: Written in a humanistic cursive script by a single hand.
Decoration: 3-line blue initials with red penwork ornamentation (f. 1r, 32v); 2-line red initial with blue penwork ornamentation (f. 3r); alternating red or blue paragraph marks throughout.
Binding: 16th-century green vellum (Zacour-Hirsch).
Origin: Written in northern Italy[?], ca. 1450 (Zacour-Hirsch).
Note in second hand: Questo libro sia dato ad nostro patre domino Facino de Sanctopetro in Portanova ne la perochia de Sancto Victore...(f. 64v).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 693
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 693
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