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New York, Fordham University, Walsh Library, Archives and Special Collections,  MS 01
Description: ff. i + 168 - Vellum over wooden boards cut flush to the book block; unidentified parchment ms as the pastedown. On the binding, the sticker of Baldassare Boncompagni, and the number 193 painted on the spine (from Narducci catalogue). - On inside cover "Jacobus Wecker est possessor huius liber de Marckdorff"; Pietro Girometti (1812-1859), his number 28; this collection purchased by Baldassare Boncompagni (1821-1894) in 1856; Boncompagni sale, 1898, lot 162. Note on f. i by B. Rosenthal. - Enrico Narducci, Catalogo di manoscritti ora posseduti da Baldassare Boncompagni(Rome: Tipografia delle scienze matematiche e fisiche, 1862), No. 193, p. 79.
Notes:-Modern pencil pagination (mis-numbered and revised); strips of parchment (cut to reach approx. 15mm from gutter) as reinforcement of the paper gatherings.
Acknowledgments: - This description kindly prepared by Julie Fifelski.
Number of Parts: 3 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: Latin German Country: Germany Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. i + 1 - 139
Description: - Paper - Bull's head, closest to Briquet 15160 (Rappoltsweiler, 1473) - 217 x 136 mm - 25 long lines in brown ink; later folios block-ruled in pencil
Country: GermanyCardinal point: southern?
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XV4/4Searchable Date Range: 1475 - 1499
Dated by scribe: YesInscribed Date: 1475?
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: At least 2
Scribe(s): Bernhardinus Zwingg
Script: Cursive
Other Decoration: Some red rubrics, occasional strikethroughs in red ink, red initials
Notes: Unidentified signature (?) on f. 15r; on f. 139v, "Scriptor huius libri est bernhardinus Zwingg <?> Tempore illo 1475 (?)." Latin
Acknowledgments: - We thank Dr. John Clark for identifying the watermark and Dr. Richard Gyug for identifying the date in the colophon.
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 2-138v, ff. 139-148v blank except for notes
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Title: De Officiis
Title: Marci Tulii ciceronis arpinatis consulisque romani ac oratoris maximi ad M.T.C. filium suum officiorum liber incipit.
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Quamquam te Marce fili annum iam audientem cratippum idque Athenis abundare
Explicit: Vale igitur mi Cicero, tibique persuade te michi quidem esse carissimum, sed multo fore cariorem, si talibus monumentis preceptisque letabere.
Notes: On f. 138v, after end of text, 2 epigrams of Cicero (Hans Walther, Initia carminum19546 & 8719); on f. 148, nine lines about conjugation of "velle." 
Status of text: Complete

Part 2: ff. 149 - 168
Description: - Paper - Letter "P" closest to Briquet 8601 (Troyes, 1467; Colmar, 1467; Siegen, 1469) - 217 x 136 mm - Text 1: one column of 25 lines in brown ink, unruled. Text 2: one column of 18 lines in brown ink, faintly ruled in crayon. Text 3: one long column of 33 lines in brown ink, unruled.
Country: GermanyCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XV2Searchable Date Range: 1450 - 1499
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: At least 2
Script: Gothic cursive, secretary
Figurative Decoration: Drawing of a human leg in brown ink, f. 151
Other Decoration: One large initial in red ink (f. 149), several simple decorated initials in brown ink, occasional accenting in red.
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 3

Text 1: ff. 149-155v
Author: Martin of Braga
Other Associate: Seneca, associated with
Title: Formula honestae vitae
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Quatuor virtutum species multorum sapientium sententiis diffinite sunt quibus humanus animus comptus ad honestatem vite possit accedere
Explicit: velut in quodam meditullio summitatis adsistens quasi per abrupta altrinsecus precipitia aut ruentem compos ipse devitet insaniam aut deficientem contempnet ignaviam. Amen. Explicit tractatus senece de quatuor virtutibus cardinalibus. E.K.H.S.
Status of text: Incomplete (missing section 1)

Text 2: ff. 155v-158, f. 158v blank
Title: Verses
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Iudei interea quoniam sua festa manebant
Notes: Eight sets of verses, including Walther, Initia carminum4795 (the 4th set), 10361 (the 5th set), 10534 (the 6th set, often attributed to Gallus), 16941 (the 7th set), 16956 (the 8th set). 

Text 3: ff. 159-168v
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Nunc ego propono quod michi persuasi quamvis ars ut sit tamen nichil esse profecto oratori preclarius cui in primis ea que de orationis ipsius ornamentatione traderentur necessaria fore conspicere
Explicit: Cavendum tamen est ut cum in dicendo
Notes: Begins in a similar manner to Cicero, De oratoreBook II, chap. VIII.31. 
Status of text: Incomplete

Part 3: f. 1r-v
Description: - Parchment - 162 x 213 mm - Cutting with one column of text (6 lines) in brown ink.
Country: GermanyCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XVSearchable Date Range: 1400 - 1499
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: 1
Script: Secretary
Other Decoration:
Notes: Used for reinforcement between the paper gatherings of the manuscript and located after f. 168 and partially pasted to the back cover. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: f. 1r-v
Title: Document?
Language(s): German
Incipit: gemalt cyn offner und gesthmorner Notarn hy allen un yeglichem ong[...]
Explicit: obg[...]bnen dingen hargus?nderlich be?usst und erfordert
Status of text: Incomplete