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Ms. Codex 840 - Porcellius, Johannes Antonius, ca. 1405-ca. 1485? - Porcelii poetae cl[arissimi] et oratoris Ortographia
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 840 - Porcellius, Johannes Antonius, ca. 1405-ca. 1485? - Porcelii poetae cl[arissimi] et oratoris Ortographia
Author:
Porcellius, Johannes Antonius, ca. 1405-ca. 1485?
Title:
Porcelii poetae cl[arissimi] et oratoris Ortographia [manuscript].
Origin:
[Italy], 1460.
Physical description:
86 leaves : paper, col. ill. ; 167 x 117 (92 x 70) mm. bound to 167 x 120 mm.
Summary:
Treatise on the part of grammar dealing with spelling and with the nature and value of letters and their combinations.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title and author from rubric (f. 3r).
Zacour-Hirsch treats full incipit as title and attributes the manuscript to Petrus Pandoni, a name for which there is a reference in the entry for Porcellius in Cosenza's Biographical and bibliographical dictionary of the Italian humanists, 1962.
Incipit: Porcelii poetae clarissimi et oratoris ortographia incipit. Lege feliciter. Et si duram mihi provinciam humanissime vir...
Explicit: Quia placuit magis consuetudine conprobari. Porcelii poete clarissimi et oratoris ortografia explicit.
Foliation: Paper, 86; [1-86]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto.
Layout: Written in 17 long lines; ruled in ink.
Script: Written in a humanistic script by a single hand.
Decoration: Illuminated initials in gold, blue, red, and green (f. 3r, f. 4v); rubricated initials, headings, and underlining.
Binding: Contemporary vellum.
Origin: Written in Italy on 1 February 1460 (f. 4v).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 840
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 840
 
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