Xenophon / Onasander

Record ID: 
77378
Accession number: 
MS M.244
Title: 
Xenophon / Onasander
Created: 
Florence, Italy, ca. 1470.
Binding: 
15th-century Italian blind-tooled brown leather over heavy boards.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1899.
Description: 
102 leaves (1 column, 24 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 273 x 175 mm
Provenance: 
Erased late 15th-century ex-libris of Lorenzo and Giovanni di Pierfrancesco de' Medici on fol. 102; Archibald Acheson, 3rd Lord Gosford (paid £6.6.0 in 1841 and signature on fol. 1); his library purchased by James Toovey in 1878, catalogue, 1901, p. 192; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Toovey Collection in 1899; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms; written and illuminated in Florence, Italy, ca. 1470.
Texts: Xenophon: De vita tirannica (fol. 3v-22); De re militari (fol. 24-44); Onasander: De perfecto imperatore et re militari (fol. 48-99v).
Xenophon translated by Leonardo Bruni; Onasander translated by Niccolò Sagundino (Nikolaos Sekoundinos).
Scribe: Gundisalvus hispanus (Gundisalvus Fernandez de Heredia, d. 1511); signed on fol. 99v.
Decoration: title in gold within an elaborately decorated circular frame, 1 full four-sided border of bianchi girari inset with medallions, putti, and birds.
Artist: Mariano, del Buono di Jacopo (1433-1504).

Script: 
written in Roman letters (littera antica)
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: