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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 e. 15|
De Romanorum magistratibus
Pliny, the Elder
Fenestella, L. (Lucius), -1452 (recorded as Floccus; Andreas de Florentia) (Attr)
C3Q 1450 (1451 to 1476)
Master of the Putti
Master of the Putti, workshop ?
|Binding||Contemporary blind-tooled binding [cat. pl. 1]; sewn on three double straps, with endbands; bound in polished brown leather over wood boards, edges of inner faces bevelled; ropework around cruciform design; originally with two clasps; rebacked 1898|
[See cat. for additional notes, description, and bibliography.] 214-5 x 143-4 mm (138-41 x 85-8 mm). i (modern parchment) + i (original (?) parchment) + i (18th(?)-c. paper) + 44 + i (original(?) parchment) + i (modern parchment). Modern pencil foliation i-iii, 1-46. 5 quires mostly of 10. Ruled in pale brown ink. Good, regular, humanistic bookhand, perhaps by Paolo Erizzo. | 1r-42v comprises Pseudo-Fenestella's De Romanorum magistratibus, here labeled a work of Pliny: "PLINIVS.DE.MAGI/stratibus Romanorum. et primum de / Lupercis..." This work circulated under the name of the author, Andrea di Domenico Fiocchio (or Floccus), and anonymously, but was first published in an abridged one-book version attributed to Fenestella. It is this redaction that is copied here. | One 5-line faceted initial "O[mnium]" on 1r in red and gold, on a square blue ground, containing a bust in camaieu d'or of a male youth in profile, and, in the center of the lower border of the same page, a coat of arms within a green laurel wreath [cat. p. 34]. 2- or 3-line square capitals at the start of each section. The illumination is attributed by Armstrong to the Master of the Putti or his workshop, ca. 1471-3. | Made for a member of the Erizzo family, Venice: their coat of arms on 1r (azure, on a bend or a hedgehog and a reversed gothic initial E sable). Initials, presumably of the scribe, occurin pink roman square capitals at the end of the text (42v): ".P.E.F.A." The same scribe copied Huntington and Vienna MSS [see cat]. The scribe and owner may be Paulus Erizzo (Antonii filius). | An unidentified 18th-c. Italian library added a small sheet of laid paper, pasted to the recto of f. ii, with an inscription pointing out the work is not Pliny and referring to the printed edition of Pseudo-Fenestella. Subsequently possessed by Messrs. J. & J. Leighton, London bookbinders and booksellers; included in A list of interesting books (1889) item 727. Subsequently owned by William Morris; the posthumous Morris book-label was added by Richard Bennett, of Manchester.
|(No Date)||Erizzo family, Venice|
|(No Date)||Morris, William, 1834-1896|
|(No Date)||Bennett, Richard|
|(No Date)||Buchanan, T.R. (Thomas Ryburn), 1846-1911|
|(No Date)||Buchanan, E.O. [Emily Octavia], Mrs.|
|(No Date)||Bodleian Library, University of Oxford|
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|Last Updated||by mfraas on 2014-11-13 11:07:25 -0500|
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