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Cicero, Marcus Tullius (Author)

Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection


Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1401 - 1500 (Approximate)
Place: Italy
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2557
Shelf locator: MA 141
Ownership: Arms of the Maffei family of Volterra; Dr. Anthony Askew sale (1785) to Michael Woodhull; his sale (1886); Howell Willis sale (1894); Sotheby sale to Leighton; Albert M. Todd sale to L.C. Harper. Wilbeforce Eames collection, bequeathed 1940.
Content: 2 scribes.
Content: 30 long lines, ruled in drypoint. Catchwords and prickings visible. Three quires of ten folios, followed by final quire with nine surviving folios; stub at end shows that this quire also originally had ten folios.
Content: Change of hands, f. 18v
Content: De Ricci, 2315. De Ricci, Supplement, 330. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest. Notes in manuscript.
Content: Parchment
Content: Stag shown in coat of arms, f. 1.
Content: Three large (5- 7- and 9-line) gold initials on blue, green and red fields. On f. 1, hierarchy of scripts with rustic capitals. 1-line red initials. Rubrics. Coat of arms.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12455533
MSS Unit ID: 2557
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ddd7e3d0-c5cc-012f-38af-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1401: Created (Approximate)
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Explicit." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1401 - 1500. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e860-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Explicit." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 28, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e860-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1401 - 1500). Explicit. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e860-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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