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New Haven, CT, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library,  Beinecke MS 255
Description: ff. i + iv + 138 + iv + i - Nineteenth century. Title in ink on fore edge. Tan calf case with deep geometric indentations, blind-tooled, with a dark blue, gold-tooled calf label. Similar to the bindings of MSS 256 and 258. Possibly bound by Whitaker (we thank A. R. A. Hobson for this information). - Belonged to Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford (1766-1827) and to Sir Thomas Phillipps (no. 6435). Purchased from L. C. Witten with funds from the Jacob Ziskind Charitable Trust in 1957. - Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 255.
Notes:-Manuscript on paper of 1) Table for Oppian, Halieutica. 2) Anonymous Life of Oppian. 3) Oppian of Anazarbos, Halieutica. The order of the text is distorted: I.1-66; 380-543; 67-379; I.544-III.189; IV.562-619; III.198-IV.561; IV.620-end. 4) Oppianus of Apamea, Cynegetica. 5) Colluthus, Raptus Helenae. 6) Tryphiodorus, Troiae Halosis. 7) Dionysius Periegetes, Description of the habitable world (De situ orbis).
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 1
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/BeineckeMS255_47
Language: Greek Country: Italy Century: 15th
View a detailed description: http://brbl-net.library.yale.edu/pre1600ms/docs/pre1600.ms255.htm
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Part 1:
Description: - paper - similar to Briquet Chapeau 3397 for leaves with text, and to Harlfinger Cloche 31 for blank pages. - 319 x 215 (223 x 120) mm.
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: Southern ItalyCity:
Assigned Date: [between 1490 and 1500]Searchable Date Range: 1490 - 1500
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Text was written by a single scribe. A later hand, bold and ill-formed, supplied the table of contents (ff. iii verso-iv verso), minor marginal notations and the foliation in the upper right corner (for ff. 1-60).
Notes: Tinted drawing of Oppian writing his poem while contemplating fish in a nearby stream occurs on f. 1v (perhaps an amateur copy of an author portrait); one simple 6-line initial in red and black penwork, f. 2r; headings in red. Binding: Nineteenth century. Title in ink on fore edge. Tan calf case with deep geometric indentations, blind-tooled, with a dark blue, gold-tooled calf label. Similar to the bindings of MSS 256 and 258. Possibly bound by Whitaker (we thank A. R. A. Hobson for this information).
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1:
Author: Oppian fl. 2nd cent.
Other Associate: Colluthus of Lycopolis.
Other Associate: Dionysius Periegetes.
Other Associate: Oppian of Apamea.
Other Associate: Tryphiodorus.
Title: Halieutica, etc.
Subjects: Oppian, fl. 2nd cent.; Geography.; Greek poetry.; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval.; Legends--Greece.; Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven.; Troy (Extinct city);
Language(s): Greek
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