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New Haven, CT, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library,  Marston MS 55
Description: ff. iii + 130 + iii - Twentieth century, after 1926, England. Dark green pigskin, gold-tooled with the arms of C. H. St. John Hornby on the upper side; title on spine. Edges gilt. - Purchased from Davis and Orioli in 1955 by L. C. Witten, who sold it that same year to Thomas E. Marston. - Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Marston MS 55.
Notes:-Manuscript on parchment of Nonius Marcellus, De compendiosa doctrina.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/MarstonMS55_47
Language: Latin Country: Italy Century: 15th
View a detailed description: http://brbl-net.library.yale.edu/pre1600ms/docs/pre1600.mars055.htm
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Part 1:
Description: - parchment - 283 x 195 (179 x 115) mm.
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: FlorenceCity:
Assigned Date: [ca. 1445-50]Searchable Date Range: 1445 - 1450
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Written in a small upright humanistic cursive script by a single scribe who began copying the text with a single line of majuscules; written below top line.
Notes: Folio 1r with partial border in upper and inner margins; white vine-stem ornament on blue, green and pink ground with grey and pale yellow dots, terminating in penwork with gold balls. At the left upper corner vine-stem ornament is inhabited by a red-winged putto being attacked by a bird. Historiated initial, 9-line, gold, against a blue, green and pink ground with white vine-stem ornament, and a medallion with the profile of a man, dressed in a red and green cap and red robes against blue ground. Numerous small initials, 4-line, gold on blue, pink and green or blue and pink rectangular grounds with white and pale yellow filigree. Binding: Twentieth century, after 1926, England. Dark green pigskin, gold-tooled with the arms of C. H. St. John Hornby on the upper side; title on spine. Edges gilt.
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1:
Author: Nonius Marcellus 4th cent.
Title: De compendiosa doctrina.
Subjects: Nonius Marcellus, 4th cent.; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval.; Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven.; Theology--Early works to 1800.;
Language(s): Latin