De amicitia

Accession number: 
PML 35456.5
Author: 
Cicero, Marcus Tullius.
Published: 
Switzerland , 1467.
Description: 
[24] leaves ; 29 cm
Notes: 

Collation: [1-2¹²], 24 leaves.
Ms. executed in 1467 in Switzerland.
Place of execution attributed to Switzerland on basis of paper and binding.
Chancery folio (27.5 x 20.7 cm).
Blind ruling in 1 column (20.6 x 12.1) of 26 lines.
Colophon (leaf [2]/7v): Et sic est finis Anno d[o]m[ini] 1467°.
Decoration: red 4-line initial Q on leaf [1]/1r and 2-line S on [1]/1v.
Includes Seneca, De beneficiis (exceprts) on leaves [2]/8r-12v. Ink ruling (20 x 12.5/13), 37-38 lines. Black cadel initial I on leaves [2]/8r and 8v.
Seneca is in the same hand but more compact than the Cicero.
Watermark: Gothic "P" with split stem and quatrefoil at top, on p. 9. Basel, 1466-67 (Piccard, Wasserzeichen, IV: IX 935). Watermark, beta radiograph, p.9. Gothic "P", quatrefoil.

Inscriptions/Markings: 

Marginal notes, inter-linear gloss, and manicules in several different hands.

Provenance: 
Füssen, St. Mang (Benedictines), early sixteenth-century(?) inscription, "S. Magni in Fuessen," (front pastedown and leaf [1]/1r of PML 35456.1); Pierpont Morgan Library, booklabel (front pastedown), purchased from E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., April 1939.
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