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1Title:  Sonnets : album, [between 1900 and 1920?]   
 Creator:   
 Notes:  An early-20th-century anthology of sonnets by poets ranging from Shakespeare and Milton to Victorians such as James Russell Lowell, Thomas Bailey Aldrich, and Edward Cracroft Lefroy. Each sonnet is framed by an elaborate geometrical border highlighted in gold and mounted on a cardboard album page. The pages are detached from but boxed with the album binding. 
 Extent:  1 
 Subjects:  Sonnets | Illuminations | Poems | Manuscripts, English -- 20th century

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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2Title:  [Statutes]   
 Creator:  Ordre de la nef | CharlesIII, King of Naples, 1345-1386 | Canonici, Matteo Luigi, 1727-1805 | Sneyd, Walter, 1809-1888 | Soranzo, Jacopo, 1686-1761 
 Publication:  France], 1381. 
 Notes:  Ms. codex. Statutes in 151 chapters of the Order of the Ship, founded in Naples in 1381 by King Carlo III 'di Durazzo'. Title supplied by cataloger. Incipit: Cy commence le prologo de l'ordre de la Nef. Foliation: Parchment, 21 + i (paper); [1-21]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. Layout: Written in 40 long lines; ruled in ink. Script: Written in a Gothic book script. Decoration: 11-line initial depicting a ship without sails held up by two angels, in red, blues, lavender, brown, and gold. In a colored border at the bottom of the page is the coat of arms of a branch of the Malespina family, surrounded by two angels (f. 1r). Initials in alternating red and blue (f. 1r-9r), two with penwork ornamentation (f. 5r); initials are unfinished in the remainder of the text, but with guide letters visible. Binding: 18th-century vellum. Origin: Presumably copied sometime between the founding of the order on 1 December 1381 (date on f. 21 r) and the death of Carlo III in 1386. 
 Extent:  21 leaves : parchment, col. ill. ; 323 x 232 (240 x 168) mm. bound to 332 x 236 mm. 
 Subjects:  Codices | Illuminations | Statutes | Manuscripts, French -- 14th century | Manuscripts, Medieval

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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3Title:  [Summa totius logicae]   
 Alt. Title:  Summa logicae   
 Creator:  Williamof Ockham, ca. 1285-ca. 1349 
 Publication:  Bologna, between 1350 and1399] 
 Notes:  Ms. codex. A work of logic divided into 4 parts with an incomplete table of contents at the end (f. 102r-103v). Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch). Incipit: Dudum me frater et amice tuis litteris studebas inducere ut aliquas regulas artis logice... Explicit: Explicit logica Magistri Guilielmi Ocham scripta per me fratrem Matheum de Faventia ordinis servorum studentem bonum. Foliation: Parchment, iv (modern paper) + 103 + iv (modern paper); [1-103]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. Layout: Written in 2 columns of 45 lines; frame-ruled in ink; some prickings visible. Script: Written in a Gothic book script by several hands. Last part copied by Matthew of Faventia (f. 102r). Decoration: 5-line inhabited initials with a monk's head (f. 1r, 88r); illuminated border with vines and shield (f. 1r); illuminated initials, in green, red, blue, gold, and pink (f. 30v, 44r, 59v, 61r, 71r); rubricated headings; 2-line chapter initials in alternating red and blue with red or purple contrasting ornamentation. Binding: Modern crimson half-morocco. Origin: Written in Bologna, Italy in the last half of the 14th century (Zacour-Hirsch). 
 Extent:  103 leaves : parchment, col. ill. ; 245 x 177 (174 x 121) mm. bound to 254 x 180 mm. 
 Subjects:  Logic -- Early works to 1800 | Codices | Illuminations | Manuscripts, Latin -- 14th century | Manuscripts, Medieval

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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4Title:  [Dubia]   
 Creator:  Pergola, Paolo della, d. 1455 | Strode, Ralph, fl. 1350-1400 | Pergola, Paolo della, d. 1455 | Chiriacusde Fulgineo | Libri, Guillaume, 1803-1869 | Phillipps, ThomasSir, 1792-1872 | Ker, John Edgar 
 Publication:  Bologna], 1454. 
 Notes:  Ms. codex. Title, attribution and scribe from f. 57v and f. 74v: Hoc opusculum editum est per magistrum Paulum Pergulensem dubiorum compositorem scriptum a me fratre Chiriacu Defulgineo ordinis servorum sanctae Dei genetricis Mariae fulginei die quinto decimo kalendas decembris inventa eiusdem ordinis. Date, place, and scribe from f. 71r: Hic liber est fratris Quiriaci defulginio ordinis servorum Sanctae Mariae Virginis Dei genetricis quem sexto kalendas decembris luna tertiadema millesimo quatragesimo quinquagesimo quarto a nativitate Domini Nostri salvatoris propria mea manu Bononie transcripsi. Colophon for second work (f. 71r): Et sic est finis consequentiae ab eximo doctore magistro Strodo compilatatae. Foliation: Paper and parchment, iv (modern paper) + 80 + iv (modern paper); [1-80]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right tecto. Every 5th-6th bifolium is parchment. Layout: Written in 2 columns of 38 lines; ruled in drypoint. Script: Written in a cursive humanistic script by a single hand. Decoration: Illuminated initials with botanical border decoration in gold, blue, green, and pink (f. 41r, 57r); 3-line red initials with pink penwork ornamentation and 3-line blue initials with red penwork ornamentation throughout; alternating red and blue paragraph marks throughout. Binding: Contemporary [or 16th-century?] blind-stamped calf over wooden boards. Origin: Written in Bologna in 1454 (f. 71r). Some previous staining and damage due to mold. 
 Extent:  80 leaves : parchment and paper, col. ill.; 213 x 144 (141 x 92) mm. bound to 226 x 150 mm. 
 Subjects:  Logic -- Early works to 1800 | Codices | Illuminations | Manuscripts, Latin -- 15th century | Manuscripts, Renaissance

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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5Title:  Al nostro santissimo padre Innocenzio XII intorno al procedimento ordinario, e canonico, nelle cause che si trattano nel tribunale del santo ufficio nella città, e regno di Napoli   
 Creator:  Bartholomewof Trent, d. ca. 1251 
 Publication:  Italy, 169-] 
 Notes:  Ms. codex. Account of the practice of the Inquisition in Naples, with 4 leaves at the end in Latin with brief lives of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Elizabeth of Hungary, taken from the work of Bartholomew of Trent. Title from title page (f. 1r). Foliation: Paper, i (contemporary paper) + 353 + i (contemporary paper); [iii, 1-350]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. Script: Written in a cursive script by a single hand, with final 4 leaves in a second hand. Decoration: Title page in red and gold (f. 1r); heading in red and gold with calligraphic initial (f. 2r); initials in alternating red or gold paint throughout. Binding: Contemporary parchment. Origin: Written in Italy, last decade of 17th century (Zacour-Hirsch). 
 Extent:  350 leaves : paper ; 210 x 145 (123 x 90) mm. bound to 218 x 160 mm. 
 Subjects:  Inquisition -- Italy -- Naples -- Early works to 1800 | Codices | Hagiographies | Illuminations | Manuscripts, Italian -- 17th century | Manuscripts, European

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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6Title:  [Ijāzah]   
 Creator:   
 Publication:  Turkey?], A.H. 1352 [1934] 
 Notes:  Ms. codex. Graduate certificate for Hadith studies, including the isnad (the chain of the student's teachers and their teachers). Title supplied by cataloger. Collation: Paper, ii + 10 + ii; 1¹⁰. Layout: Written in 13-15 long lines; frame-ruled. Script: Written in naskh script, with an inscription after the colophon in a different hand (f. 8r). Decoration: Illuminated headpiece (f. 1v); student's name in red ink (f. 3v); gold colophon decoration (f. 8r); text block on each page framed with gold and outlined with black and red ink; gold and red rosettes in text in the first opening (f. 1v-2r); gold dots in the remainder of the text (f. 2v-8r). Binding: Contemporary (20th-century) cloth, blind-stamped, with silver paper pastedowns; Type 3. Origin: Probably written in Turkey, in A.H. 1352 (1934). 
 Extent:  10 leaves : paper ; 225 x 140 (145 x 70) mm bound to 230 x 145 mm. 
 Subjects:  Muḥammad Ṣādiq Afandī Ibn Muḥammad Amīn al-Karadavi | Hadith -- Study and teaching -- Turkey | Diplomas | Illuminations | Manuscripts, Arabic -- 20th century

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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7Title:  Manuscript leaf from a prose version of the Tristan legend, circa 1300   
 Creator:   
 Notes:  Parchment leaf with text on Tristan and Palamedes, written in France, circa 1300. Ruled in lead for 3 columns of 50 lines, written in Gothic script. With a damaged and possibly unfinished 12-line miniature of the king of Ireland and his knights, now with only outlines of figures, faint colors, and remnants of burnished gold ground; a 6-line initial with faint colors and remnants of burnished gold and an extension into the margin with a dragon's head and ivy leaves; 3 2-line initials alternating between red with blue penwork and faded blue with red penwork; and one rubric in red concerning the kings of Ireland and Estroite Marche. The leaf has trimmed corners and folded edges from use in a binding or as a pastedown, and some extremely blurred and faded text, wrinkles, and stains from water damage. 
 Extent:  1 parchment ; 394 x 262 (298 x 219) mm. 
 Subjects:  Tristan (Legendary character) -- Romances | Fragments | Illuminations | Romances (document genre) | Manuscripts, French -- 14th century | Manuscripts, Medieval

 
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8Title:  Liber ruralium commodorum   
 Alt. Title:  Ruralia commoda   
 Creator:  Crescenzi, Pietro de', approximately 1233-approximately 1320 | CharlesII, King of Naples, ca. 1254-1309 | Firenze, Andrea de, 15th cent | Traiecto, Petrus de | Caffarelli, Prospero, d. 1500 | PiusVI, Pope, 1717-1799 | Hoe, Robert, 1839-1909 | Beatty, A. Chester (Alfred Chester)Sir, 1875-1968 | Marx, Hermann | Schoenberg, Lawrence J. 
 Publication:  Rome?, before 1464] 
 Notes:  A work on agriculture in 12 books harmonizing Roman authors (Varro, Pliny, Palladius) with medieval authors (Avicenna, Albertus Magnus) and practical experience. Topics include plants, vines, trees, the fruit of all these types of plants, meadows, woods, animals, and hunting. At the beginning of the manuscript are a letter to Aymeric of Piacenza (Master General of the Dominican order, 1304-1311), a dedication to Charles II of Anjou (King of Naples, 1288-1309), and a list of chapter headings. A colophon at the end of the manuscript describes the manuscript as having been written on behalf of Cardinal Louis Allerman and set by him to Rome as a gift for Angelotto Fusco, Bishop of Cava and chamberlain of Pope Martin V, but this must have been in the source manuscript from which the present manuscript was copied. Title from rubric (f. 7r, viewed on April 28, 2010). Collation: Parchment, i (18th-century paper) + 172 + i (18th-century paper); 1-16¹⁰ 17¹²; 1-172, foliation in ink in a later hand, lower right recto. Catchwords, most vertical, on last verso of each gathering. Remnants of signatures a-c visible on leaves in first 3 gatherings; most trimmed away. Layout: Written in 2 columns of 41 lines; ruled in faint ink. Script: Written in semi-humanistic script, possibly in the hand of Petrus de Traiecto; opening words of each book following illuminated initial written in display capitals. Decoration: 3-line and 5-line initial in gold interlaced with a white vine pattern on a background of blue, green, and red extending almost the full height of both columns and filling most of the upper margin, ending in a winged insect (f. 1r); 9-line inhabited initial in gold with a similar interlaced white vine pattern and background forming a three-quarters border with winged insects and birds and the arms of Prospero Caffarelli (f. 7r); 12 similar gold initials, 6- to 10-line, with short marginal extensions, at the beginning of each of Books 2-12 (f. 15v, 38v, 46v, 66r, 91r, 115r, 117r, 120v, 150r, 158v, 168v) and in the middle of Book 5 (f. 86r); headings in red and 3-line initials in blue at the beginning of chapters throughout (guide letters often visible). Manicules used occasionally (for example, f. 69r-72r). Binding: 18th-century Italian red morocco; gilt, with broad ornamental borders, cornerpieces, and the arms of Pope Pius VI on covers; spine gilt in compartments. Origin: Written in Italy, probably Rome, in the 1460s (based on analysis of illumination by Albinia de la Mare), probably before 1464 (based on arms of Prospero Caffarelli). Dimensions of original manuscript: 331 x 227 (210 x 150) mm. bound to 342 x 242 mm. 
 Extent:  1 online resource (172 leaves) : ill. 
 Subjects:  Agriculture -- Early works to 1800 | Facsimiles | Illuminations | Manuscripts, Latin -- 15th century | Manuscripts, Renaissance

 
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9Title:  [Genealogy]   
 Creator:  Cosio Gomez, Santiago de. | Cosio Gomez family. | Rodebaugh, Grace H. 
 Publication:  Palencia], 1795. 
 Notes:  Ms. codex. Notarized copy of baptismal, marriage, and property records of the Cosio Gomez family of Lores, Spain, dating from 1620 to 1795, with a petition to King Carlos IV to extend the title of the family to the heirs of Santiago de Cosio Gomez. Foliation: Paper, iii (contemporary paper) + 133 + vii (contemporary paper); 1-124, [125]; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto. Script: Written in one hand, with notarial statement in second hand. Decoration: Illuminated coat of arms with illuminated border (f. 1v); illuminated headings (f. 2r, 4v, 116r); illuminated zoomorphic initials with miniatures of village scenes in background (f. 14r, 112v, 119v); illuminated initials, occasionally in silver (f. 26v), with miniatures of villages or cities, some in full color (f. 26v, 49v, 61v, 66r, 68r, 77r, 122r). Binding: Contemporary red gilt morocco, with 2 clasps. Origin: Written in Palencia, 1 May 1795 (f. 124r). 
 Extent:  133 leaves : paper, col. ill. ; 294 x 205 (274 x 140) mm. bound to 307 x 212 mm. 
 Subjects:  Charles -- IV, -- King of Spain, -- 1748-1819 | Codices | Coats of arms | Illuminations | Manuscripts -- Spain -- 18th century | Manuscripts, European

 
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10Title:  Porcelii poetae cl[arissimi] et oratoris Ortographia   
 Creator:  Pandone, Porcelio, approximately 1405-approximately 1485 | Pandone, Porcelio, approximately 1405-approximately 1485 | Simonetta, Cicco, 1410-1480 | Parisino, D. Andreas 
 Publication:  Italy], 1460. 
 Notes:  Ms. codex. Brief treatise by Porcelio Pandone addressed to Cicco Simonetta, a statesman in the ducal chancery of Milan, on the origin and use of money in antiquity (f. 3r-10v), followed by a longer unidentified treatise on the subdivision of grammar dealing with spelling and with the nature and value of letters and their combinations (f. 12r-83r), attributed here to Pandone. The preface of the first treatise (f. 3r-4v), here titled De sextertio et talento (De sestertio et talento), differs from the edition printed in 1459 (with the title Opusculum aureum de talento) in having a second sentence that refers to the Orthographia and being dated 1460 rather than 1459. Title and author from rubric (f. 3r). Incipit/explicit of first work: Et si duram mihi provinciam humanissime vir Cicce Pollio tradidisti (f. 3r) ... Tu humanissime mi Pollio cum meliora inveneris poetae tuo Porcelio impartiare (f. 10v). Incipit/explicit of second work: Orthographiam ex quatuor grammaticae partibus unam esse nemo inficiatur (f. 12r) ... Quia placuit magis consuetudine conprobari (f. 83r). Foliation: Paper, 86; [1-86]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto. Layout: Written in 17 long lines; ruled in ink. Script: Written in humanistic script by a single hand. Decoration: One four-line and two three-line iIlluminated white vine-stem initials in gold on blue, red, and green grounds (f. 3r, 4v, 12r) with borders on the left margin; rubricated initials, headings, and underlining. Binding: Contemporary vellum. Origin: Written in Italy on 1 February 1460 (f. 4v). 
 Extent:  86 leaves : paper, col. ill. ; 167 x 117 (92 x 70) mm. bound to 167 x 120 mm. 
 Subjects:  Money -- Early works to 1800 | Latin language -- Orthography and spelling -- Early works to 1800 | Codices | Treatises | Illuminations | Manuscripts, Latin 15th century | Manuscripts, Renaissance

 
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11Title:  [Commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard]   
 Creator:  Peter LombardBishop of Paris, approximately 1100-1160 
 Publication:  Germany], [between 1360 and 1425] 
 Notes:  Ms. codex. Unidentified Augustinian commentary on the first book of the Sentences of Peter Lombard, from the middle of Distinction 1 (first leaf is lacking) through Distinction 11, followed by Distinction 19. Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch). Foliation: Parchment, 150; [1-150]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. Layout: Written in 2 columns of 66-69 lines; ruled in lead. Script: Written in a Gothic cursive script by one or several closely related hands. Decoration: Illuminated initials in gold, blue, pink, green, black, and yellow at the beginning of each section (f. 39r, 63r, 76r, 87v, 97r, 102v, 105r, 130v, 139r, 145v); red or blue initials with contrasting penwork ornamentation; paragraph marks in red. Binding: Contemporary calf over wooden boards. Origin: Written in Germany (Zacour-Hirsch) between 1360 (based on the latest commentator cited; Jeffrey Witt, Calix O'Hara, Kjerstin Burdiek) and the early 15th century (Zacour-Hirsch). Lacks one leaf at the beginning, many leaves between f. 149-150 (sections 12-18), and final leaf from section 19 (incomplete at end?). 
 Extent:  150 leaves : parchment, col. ill. ; 339 x 254 (233 x 160) mm. bound to 354 x 255 mm. 
 Subjects:  Peter Lombard, -- Bishop of Paris, -- ca. 1100-1160. -- Sententiarum libri IV | Catholic Church -- Doctrines | Codices | Commentaries | Illuminations | Manuscripts, Latin -- 15th century | Manuscripts, Medieval | Manuscripts, Renaissance

 
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12Title:  [Rule]   
 Creator:  Augustinians | Augustineof Hippo, Saint, 354-430 
 Publication:  France, 14--] 
 Notes:  Ms. codex. Augustinian rule, in six chapters, including a translation of each rule into French. Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch). Incipit regula Sancti Augustini (f. 1r). Foliation: Parchment, iii (18th-century paper) + 28 + vii (18th-century paper); [1-28]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto. Layout: Written in 21 long lines; ruled in ink. Script: Written in a Gothic book script by a single hand. Marginal notes and corrections in other, later hands, some notations have been trimmed. Decoration: Illuminated initial A in gold, green, and pink (f. 1r); 2-line initials colored in green, blue, and pink throughout; red ink used for translations. Binding: 18th-century calf. Spine is cracked along front cover, which is nearly detached. Origin: Written in northeast France in the 15th century (Zacour-Hirsch). 
 Extent:  28 leaves : parchment, col. ill. ; 162 x 118 (125 x 80) mm. bound to 167 x 121 mm. 
 Subjects:  Monasticism and religious orders -- Rules | Codices | Illuminations | Manuscripts, French -- 15th century | Manuscripts, Latin -- 15th century | Manuscripts, Renaissance

 
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13Title:  Meditationes   
 Creator:  Torquemada, Juan de, 1388-1468 
 Publication:  Rome, 1469. 
 Notes:  Ms. codex. Copy of Ulrich Han's printed edition (1466 or 1467) of Torquemada's 34 meditations on topics such as the birth of Christ, baptism, the Passion, and the Trinity. Title and attribution from f. 1r. Date from colophon, based on printed colophon with revised date (f. 27r): Ffinite sunt contemplaciones supradictae et continuatae Romae per Ulricum Han [Ulrich Han, printer in Rome] anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo sexagesimo nono die ultima mensis octobris. Foliation: Paper, i (modern paper) + 27 + i (modern paper); [1-27]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. Layout: Written in 31 long lines; ruled in ink and drypoint. Script: Written in a Gothic cursive script by a single hand. Marginal notes indicating topics of meditations in a second hand. Decoration: Foliate borders and initials in blue, white, green, pink, brown, and gold (f. 1r, 2r, 4v, 5r, 6r), with some unfinished. Spaces left for initials and decoration in the remainder of the volume; guide letters visible; rubricated heading (f. 1r). Binding: Modern half-vellum. Origin: Written in 1469 (f. 27r). Worm hole damage to pages. 
 Extent:  27 leaves : paper, col. ill. ; 273 x 202 (205 x 146) mm. bound to 281 x 205 mm. 
 Subjects:  Catholic Church -- Prayers and devotions -- Early works to 1800 | Meditations -- Early works to 1800 | Codices | Illuminations | Manuscripts, Latin -- 15th century | Manuscripts, Renaissance

 
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14Title:  Manuscript leaf from De casibus virorum illustrium   
 Alt. Title:  De casibus virorum illustrium. French (Middle French). Selections   
 Creator:  Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375 | Laurentde Premierfait, d. 1418 
 Notes:  Partial leaf from a mid-15th century copy of Laurent de Premerfait's second translation of Boccaccio's De casibus virorum illustrium, from the chapter on Theseus (10.1-17), beginning with the rubric Le Xe chappitre contient le cas de Theseus, roy dathenes, Et commence ou latin Athene. Written in lettre bâtarde by a single hand in France, possibly Paris, in 2 columns, bottom of the leaf missing, 48 lines extant out of approximately 60, frame-ruled in lead. Decorated on the recto with an unfinished (outlines and touches of color) 26-line miniature depicting the suicide of Phaedra in the larger upper section and Theseus in exile in Cyprus in the smaller lower section; a border of flowers, acanthus leaves, and gold ivy leaves above the left column and an unfinished (gold leaves only) border on the left side of the left column; and a 5-line initial in pink on gold ground. 
 Extent:  1 leaf : parchment ; 330 x 296 mm. 
 Subjects:  Phaedra (Greek mythology) in literature | Theseus (Greek mythology) in literature | Fragments | Illuminations | Translations | Manuscripts, French -- 15th century | Manuscripts, Medieval | Manuscripts, Renaissance

 
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15Title:  Liber ethimologiarum   
 Alt. Title:  Etymologiae   
 Creator:  Isidoreof Seville, Saint, d. 636 | Bedethe Venerable, Saint, 673-735 | Horblit, Harrison D. | Stanitz, John D. | Schoenberg, Lawrence J. | Poblet (Monastery) 
 Publication:  Catalonia], [between 1265 and 1299] 
 Notes:  Ms. codex. Encyclopedia with emphasis on word origins, arranged by subject. The manuscript follows the standard division into 20 books, except that Book 3, on mathematics, music, and astronomy, is divided into Books 3 and 4, giving the manuscript a total of 21 books. Additional astronomical material, probably from Bede's De temporum ratione, appears at the end of Book 21 (f. 178v-183v), with the running head of Book 21 continuing to the end of the manuscript. Title from opening rubric (f. 1r). Collation: Parchment, i (modern) + 184 + i (former pastedown); 1-15¹² 16⁴; [1-184], modern foliation in pencil, lower left recto. Vertical catchword in ornamental frame on the last verso of each gathering, except gathering 6 and the final gathering. Layout: Written in 2 columns of 40 lines, with running heads of L (for Liber) on the versos and book number on the rectos; frame-ruled in lead with double vertical and horizontal bounding lines. Script: Written in Gothic script by a single hand. Decoration: Historiated 6-line initial depicting Isidore lecturing to 2 monks and half border with grotesques, including human-animal hybrid musicians (f. 1r); 2 2-line initials in burnished gold on pink and blue grounds (f. 1r); numerous 2- to 4-line initials alternating between blue with red flourishing and red with purple flourishing; running heads in alternating red and blue letters; narrow red and blue borders on the left margin of the columns on many pages, more often the left column, sometimes both; initials touched with red; rubrication in red. Blank space between De mathematica and De musica (f. 29r) was probably intended for diagrams that are characteristic of Iberian manuscripts of this text (Michel Huglo, CNRS, Paris). Binding: 14th-century boards, with some writing on the upper cover including the name of Isidore, and part of a Spanish notarial document dated 1330 as a former pastedown inside the lower cover (Kyle Ann Huskin); rebacked in 1990. Origin: Probably written in Catalonia, possibly at the monastery of Poblet (Michel Huglo; Manuel C. Díaz y Díaz, University of Santiago de Compostela), in the late 13th century. 
 Extent:  184 leaves : parchment ; 356 x 242 (234 x 160) mm. bound to 357 x 246 mm. 
 Subjects:  Encyclopedias and dictionaries -- Early works to 1600 | Codices | Encyclopedias | Illuminations | Manuscripts, Latin -- 13th century | Manuscripts, Medieval

 
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16Title:  Pontifical bifolium, between 1075 and 1099   
 Creator:  Catholic Church 
 Notes:  Conjugate bifolium from a pontifical, a liturgical book of services performed only by bishops, written on vellum in southern France. 4 consecutive pages written in 12 long lines, in a transitional, Carolingian protogothic script. Decorated with a 3-line initial in blue and red infilled with a bearded human face possibly representing God the Father and 4 2-line capitals in red and blue, 2 with decorative infill. Rubrication in red. Text of prayers from a ordination mass for an abbot or abbots, with superscript letters used to indicate plural suffixes. 
 Extent:  1 parchment ; 270 x 368 mm. 
 Subjects:  Catholic Church -- Prayers and devotions -- Early works to 1800 | Fragments | Illuminations | Pontificals | Manuscripts, Latin -- 11th century | Manuscripts, Medieval

 
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17Title:  [Gospel lessons for the Office of the Dead: use of Chartres]   
 Alt. Title:  Book of hours. Selections   
 Creator:  Catholic Church 
 Publication:  France, ca. 1390] 
 Notes:  Ms. codex. Six conjugate folios on which are written lessons from the Gospels of Luke (the Annunciation) and Mark (the Resurrection) and an abbreviated version of the Passion from the Gospel of John. These originally followed the Office of the Dead (Officium pro defunctis) in a book of hours, use of Chartres, now dispersed. These texts rarely appear in books of hours. Title supplied by cataloger. Foliation: Parchment, i (modern) + 6 + i (modern); 1⁶; [1-6], modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto. Layout: Written in 12 long lines; frame-ruled in faint red ink, with double upper horizontal bounding line. Script: Written in Gothic script, with versicles and responses in a slightly smaller Gothic script (f. 1r-1v). Decoration: 4 2-line initials on gold grounds infilled with vine tendrils, with vine extensions in margins (f. 2r, 3v, 4v, 6r); 8 1-line initials in gold on colored grounds with short tendril extensions (f. 1r, 1v, 6r); rubrication in red. Binding: Modern leather (Don Etherington, Summerfield, N.C.). Origin: Written in western France, possibly Chartres or Poitiers, ca. 1390 (King Alfred's Notebook). 
 Extent:  6 leaves : parchment ; 147 x 109 (80 x 53) mm. bound to 154 x 118 mm. 
 Subjects:  Catholic Church -- Prayers and devotions -- Early works to 1800 | Codices | Books of hours | Fragments | Illuminations | Manuscripts, Latin -- 14th century | Manuscripts, Medieval

 
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18Title:  Loyca parva ... [etc.]   
 Alt. Title:  Logica parva   
 Creator:  PaoloVeneto, ca. 1370-1428 | Pergola, Paolo della, d. 1455 | Pontificio Collegio germanico ungarico 
 Publication:  Perugia], 1475. 
 Notes:  Ms. codex. Work on scholastic logic used in universities in the late 15th century, followed by a brief logical work by Paolo della Pergola, a student of Paolo Veneto. Title for manuscript from closing rubric of predominant work (f. 87r). Collation: Paper, i (late 16th- or early 17th-century) + 90 + i (late 16th- or early 17th-century); 1-9¹⁰; [1-90], modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto. Vertical catchwords on last verso of each gathering, lower right verso. Layout: Written in 2 columns of 36 lines. Script: Written in humanistic cursive script by Franciscus Alexandrus de Callio, another member of the community of Hermits of Saint Augustine in Perugia (f. 87r). Decoration: 5-line initial in pink, black, green, and gold, with extensions of acanthus leaves, flowers, and gold bezants (f. 1r); pen-and-wash diagram of logical relationships (f. 3v); pen-and-wash diagram in the form of a Porphyrian tree showing a progression from substantia to homo (f. 7v); 2 3-line initials in red at the beginning of the second work (f. 87r); many spaces left empty throughout, with guide letters, for 2-line initials; rubrication and paragraph marks in both text and margins in faint red ink; occasional manicules (for example, f. 22r). Binding: Late 16th or early 17th-century parchment; leather spine label, Tract[atus] de comp[osito] et divis[o]; arms of Pope Gregory XIII and Jesuit monogram stamped on spine in black ink. Origin: Written in the abbey of the Hermits of Saint Augustine in Perugia in 1475 (f. 87r). 
 Extent:  90 leaves : paper ; 224 x 152 (170 x 100) mm. bound to 230 x 170 mm. 
 Subjects:  Logic -- Early works to 1800 | Logic, Medieval | Codices | Diagrams | Illuminations | Pen-and-wash drawings | Treatises | Manuscripts, Latin -- 15th century | Manuscripts, Renaissance

 
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19Title:  Instrumenta feudorum castri Sone: cum privilegio comitatus in persona[m] Don Ioannis et fratrum ac descendentium de Faelis   
 Creator:  FrederickIII, Elector of Saxony, 1463-1525 | Bembo, Bernardo, 1433-1519 | Trevisan, Angelo, d. 1507 or 8 | MaximilianI, Holy Roman Emperor, 1459-1519 | Ruffo, Francesco di Andrea | Medico, Alessandro di Nicolo | Cron, B. S. | Abbey, J. R. (John Roland), 1896-1969 | Schoenberg, Lawrence J. 
 Publication:  Verona], 1504-1530. 
 Notes:  Ms. codex. Notarial copies of decrees and grants relating to Giovanni Faella of Verona and his family, mostly written by imperial notary Francesco di Andrea Ruffo in 1504, with a long addition by imperial notary Alessandro di Nicolo Medico dated 1530. Title from caption title (f. 3r). Collation: Parchment, 26 + i (parchment); 1² 2-3¹⁰ 4⁴; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. Layout: Written in 30 long lines (f. 3r-18v) and 36 long lines (f. 19v-23v); ruled in faint ink with vertical bounding lines in lead visible on some leaves (f. 3r-19r) and ruled in lead with vertical bounding lines (f. 19v-26v) Script: Written in humanistic script by Francesco di Andrea Ruffo (f. 3-17) and Alessandro di Nicolo Medico (f. 19-23), with a few documents copied by another hand (f. 1r-2v, 18r-18v). Decoration: 1 11-line illuminated initial (f. 3r) and 3 illuminated initials (4- to 8-line) in left margins (f. 6v, 9r, 13v) by a pupil or follower of Veronese illuminator Felice Feliciano; red and blue paragraph marks on one opening (f. 3v-4r). Binding: Original Veronese calf over wooden boards, blind-tooled; 4 catches, no clasps; rebacked. Origin: Written in Verona in 1504. 
 Extent:  26 leaves : parchment ; 305 x 187 (224 x 113) mm. bound to 310 x 185 mm. 
 Subjects:  Faella, Giovanni | Verona (Italy) -- Buildings, structures, etc | Codices | Deeds | Illuminations | Notarial documents | Manuscripts, Latin -- 16th century | Manuscripts, Renaissance

 
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20Title:  [Instructions to Nicolaus Theupulo]   
 Creator:  Gritti, Andrea, 1455-1538 | Theupulo, Nicolaus 
 Publication:  Venice, Italy], 1525. 
 Notes:  Ms. codex. Instructions to Nicolaus Theupulo on his appointment by the Doge of Venice to govern Brescia for one year. At this time, Brescia had been under Venetian control for a century, but had experienced recent hostilities with the French; as such, the instructions mention events and governmental decisions from the 15th and early 16th centuries, as well as setting out specific guidelines for Theupulo's tenure in Brescia. Instructions are followed by a table of contents, listing the 76 parts of the instructions (each paragraph is numbered in the text). Notarized by Petrus Grafoldarius. Title supplied by cataloger. Collation: Parchment, iii (modern paper) + 31 + iii (modern paper); 1⁶(-6) 2¹⁰ 3¹⁰ 4⁶; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. Layout: Written in 25 long lines; ruled in ink. Script: Written in a humanistic cursive script, with inscriptional (square) capitals. Decoration: Decorated initials "S.H.D.E." (f. 1r); inscriptional capitals in red and blue throughout; illuminated border (f. 2r) has a gray background with vines and flowers in gold, green, pink, red, yellow, blue, light gray, and orange, as well as three pastoral scenes, depicting the lion of St. Mark (the symbol of Venice), a coat-of-arms depicting the corno ducale (the ducal hat of the doges of Venice), trees, mountains, and bodies of water; authorial heading in gold against a gold background, illustrated to look like a stone inscription. Binding: Modern half calf. Origin: Written in Venice, Italy (f. 2r), in 1525 (f. 29v). 
 Extent:  31 leaves : parchment ; 228 x 160 (160 x 100) mm. bound to 236 x 171 mm. 
 Subjects:  Brescia (Italy) -- Politics and government | Venice (Italy) -- History -- 697-1508 | Venice (Italy) -- Politics and government -- 1508-1797 | Codices | Notarial documents | Illuminations | Manuscripts, Latin -- 16th century | Manuscripts, Renaissance

 
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