Guide To Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library
CICERO, DE ORATOREff. 1-110v: Cogitanti mihi sepenumero et memoria…Quamobrem recte vides Catule Nihil enim isti adolescenti//
Italy, s. XV
K. F. Kumaniecki, ed., M. Tulli Ciceronis De Oratore (Leipzig 1969) 1-362 to III, 61, 229, breaking defectively. Parchment, ff. iii (paper) + 110 + iii (paper); 257 × 178 (163 × 107) mm. 1-138 148(-7, 8). Catchwords written horizontally in the lower margin. 32 long lines, ruled in ink and dry point, with double bounding lines to the left of the text to form space for initials outside the written area; some pricking visible in the lower and outer margins. Written in a humanistic script. Two 10-line and one 13-line gold vinestem initials on ff. 1, 34 and 81; the first words of each book in square capitals. Contemporary foliation in red in arabic numerals; red running headlines. Marginalia in various cursive humanistic hands, some giving alternate readings. Bound in brown morocco by Macdonald; gilt edges. Written in Italy in the fifteenth century. On f. 107, the name “Bartolo.” Belonged to David John Carnegie, 10th Earl of Northesk (1865-1921); his sale, London, 23 July 1914, n. 419 to G. D. Smith; Smith Cat. 13 (1915) n. 236; placed by him in a sale by Anderson, New York, 26 February 1918, n. 116 to G. D. Smith for Henry E. Huntington.
Secundo folio: magis hanc dicendiBibliography: De Ricci, “Handlist” 101. De Ricci, 80.
C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Copyright 1989.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California.
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