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LJS 29 - Ferdinand I, King of Naples, 1423-1494 - Extratto da un libro de razza da cavalli del re Ferrante vechio de Aragona
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Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: LJS 29 - Ferdinand I, King of Naples, 1423-1494 - Extratto da un libro de razza da cavalli del re Ferrante vechio de Aragona
Author:
Ferdinand I, King of Naples, 1423-1494.
Title:
Extratto da un libro de razza da cavalli del re Ferrante vechio de Aragona [manuscript].
Origin:
[Venice], 1541.
Physical description:
47 leaves : parchment ; 228 x 157 (157 x 109) mm. bound to 233 x 166 mm.
Summary:
Treatise in 84 chapters on the anatomy, medical treatment, physical appearance, breeding, training, and care of horses. The manuscript claims to be an abridgment of an otherwise unknown work by Ferdinand I of Naples, an avid horseman.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from caption title (f. 1r).
Collation: Parchment, i + 47 + i; 1-5⁸ 6⁸(-1); gatherings numbered 1-6 in modern pencil, lower right recto.
Layout: Written in 19 long lines; frame-ruled in faint red ink.
Script: Written in a cancellaresca script.
Decoration: Pen flourishes on either side of title (f. 1r) and some chapter headings; calligraphic initials in left margins at beginning of chapters.
Binding: Original Venetian morocco over pasteboard, blind- and gilt-tooled.
Origin: Probably written in Venice, in 1541 (f. 47r).
Cite as:
LJS 29
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania LJS 29
 
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