Ms. executed ca. 1475-1480 in Switzerland.
Execution attributed to Switzerland on basis of paper and binding.
Collation: [1-3¹² 4⁸⁽⁸⁺¹⁾], 45 leaves.
Chancery folio (27.5 x 20.7 cm). Paper with P watermark dated to Cologne, 1475 (Piccard, Wasserzeichen, IV: IX 1045), Xanten 1473-74 (IX 863), and bull's head-Tau to Basel, 1464-74 (Piccard, II: X 209).
Authorship formerly attributed to Cicero.
Ink ruling (22.5 x 12.1) of 36 lines in 1 column.
Decoration: red 2-line initial C with black flourishing on leaf /1r, 3-line Q on /1r, red rubrics, and red and black paragraph marks.
Scribal hands: 1) /1r-/12v and /3r-5r; 2) /1r-2v; and 3) /5r-/8+1r.
Explicit (leaf /7v): Rethorice tuliane ad heren[n]iu[m] finis adest felicit[ur].
Includes: a poem attributed to Virgil, "Litera bitago[r]e [i.e. Pythagorae] discrimi[n]e secta bico[r]ni..." (Anthologia Latina, ed. Reise, no. 632) on leaf /8r; a list of verses by twelve wise men (cited by Cicero?) on leaf /8r-v; De oficiis et dignitab[us] u[r]bis Rome on leaf /8+1r (/8+1v blank). Additional material in same hand as end of Rhetorica.
Watermark: page 23. Gothic letter "P" with quatrefoil at top.