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Opening of book 7, lateral border design, 6-line initial with human face, rubric, small initial.

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Title
Opening of book 7, lateral border design, 6-line initial with human face, rubric, small initial.
Names
Valerius Maximus (Author)
Collection

Facta et dicta memorabilia.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1480 (Approximate)
Place: Rome
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Collection Ms. 20
Notes
Ownership: Written for Cardinal Giovanni d'Aragona (d. 1485); may have passed after his death to his father, King Ferdinand I of Naples. Robert S. Holford Collection. Sir George L. Holford collection. Purchased by Rosenbach. Obtained for Spencer in 1929.
Content: 4-line to 6-line gold, red and blue initials on elaborately decorated fields. Some border designs. 1-line red, gold and blue initials. Rubrics.
Content: Above, plus library dossier and chart by Dr. G.B. Guest.
Content: Gaspare da Padova, Master of the Vatican Homer
Content: J. J. G. Alexander in #tThe Painted Page# dates this to ca. 1480-5. Other notes in dossier date it to ca. 1470-1485. Art previously attributed to Lauro Padovano. Possibly made in Rome: Sanvito and Padova worked together in Rome during the 1460s-1480s.
Content: Ornate frontispiece with images of the author, Classical figures, etc. Some initials contain human or grotesque figures.
Content: Parchment
Content: 29 long lines, ruled in drypoint. Prickmarks and catchwords/quire signatures visible. Gatherings of ten except for the eighth, which has 8 folios, and the twentieth (and final) which has 9 folios.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0af97820-c619-012f-a3f0-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1480: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1480). Opening of book 7, lateral border design, 6-line initial with human face, rubric, small initial. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-eb3a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Opening of book 7, lateral border design, 6-line initial with human face, rubric, small initial.