Northern Italy between 1425 and 1450.
19th-century leather binding imitating a 15th-century Italian binding, with metal corner pieces and clasps.
Gift of Mrs. Robert Cremin, 1976.
183 leaves (1 column, 24-35 lines), bound : paper ; 295 x 217 mm
Ms. tragoediae; written in northern Italy in the second quarter of the 15th century.
The order of the tragedies is the same as in the first printed edition (Ferrara, ca. 1484 and the 1517 Aldine edition). The manuscript is incomplete; the first tragedy (Hercules Furens) lacks 424 lines at the beginning and the last (Hercules Oetheus) lacks 584 lines at the end.
The watermarks are close to Briquet 6133, 7690, 7691, dated 1427-1428.