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Source 2001 - Buchanan, T.R. (Thomas Ryburn), 1846-1911 - Medieval manuscripts from the collection of T.R. Buchanan in the Bodleian Library, Oxford [Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, 2001 (Peter Kidd)] (Collection Catalog)
Cat./Lot # MS Buchanan c. 1
Manuscript Details
Titles Historiarum Florentini populi libri XII
Rerum suo tempore gestarum commentarius
Authors Bruni, Leonardo, Aretinus, 1369-1444 (recorded as Leonardus Aretinus)
Manuscript Dates CMID 1450 (1426 to 1476)
1440 (1440 to 1441)
1450 (1450 to 1451)
Artists Varnucci, Bartolomeo d'Antonio di Luca di Jacopo
Languages Latin
Materials Parchment
Folios 261 Lines 27 Columns
Binding Contemporary blind-tooled binding. Sewn on five wide split/double straps. Polished brown leather over wood boards. Bands with fillets, interlace, starlets, and central square panel; punched circles; bosses; textile strap remains. [See cat.]
Other Info

[See cat. for additional notes, description, and bibliography.] i+258+ii. Quires of 10. Foliated 1-260 in modern pencil; 1-34 have near-contemporary (?) foliation in ink in arabic numerals, probably by a hand that also added marginal dates. Leaves occupy 351-3 x 256-7 mm. (Written space 224-5 x 146-7 mm.) Ruled in pale brown ink. Fine humanist script, probably by a single scribe. Collation suggests makers of the book wished to keep open the possibility that the Historia would be bound in two volumes. Illumination attributed by A.C. de la Mare to Bartolomeo d'Antonio Varnucci; book possibly executed in workshop of Vespasiano da Bisticci. One inhabited five-line initial "D[iuturna]" of burnished gold enmeshed in white vine-scroll decoration, containing a yellowish lion (1r); the lower margin with a roundel formed of pen work, gold dots, and painted foliage and flowers, enclosing a winged putto holding a blank shield [cat. pl. 13]. Ten similar but less elaborate initials start books I-X of the Historia (19v, 43r, 61r, 88r, 116r, 139r, 159r, 182v, 201r) and the start of the Commentarius (239r).
MIGRATION_ISSUE: Last known location for this Entry is Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Buchanan c. 1, couldn't store this in the Manuscript record because there is none.

Provenance Information
(No Date) Hope, John Adrian Louis, 7th Earl of Hopetoun and 1st Marquis of Linlithgow
(No Date) Messr. J. & J. Leighton
(No Date) Morris, William, 1834-1896
(No Date) Bennett, Richard
(No Date) Buchanan, T.R.
(No Date) Buchanan, E.O. [Emily Octavia], Mrs.
(No Date) Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
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