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Marston MS 249 Northern Italy, s. XV 2
ff. 1r-16v [V]ocum alia literata alia inliterata uox licterata est
illa que scribi potest licteris ut deus et hec est duplex...ne
quamquam potest saltem in latinis dictionibus. Finit uocalis aut .n.r.z.
sequente. Ortho completa iam sistat penna graphia. Finis Fit
Anonymous work on orthography; other manuscripts with this
text given in Bursill-Hall, Census, p. 359 (Marston MS 249 not listed).
Paper (watermarks, in gutter: unidentified mountain), ff. i (paper) + 16 + i
(original parchment flyleaf or wrapper) + i (paper), 218 x 142 (138 x 79)
mm. 20 long lines. Single vertical bounding lines, full length; single
upper horizontal bounding line, full across (Derolez 13.2). Ruled in
lead; remains of prickings in upper, lower, and outer margins.
I-II 8. Horizontal catchwords to right of center in lower margin,
verso (Derolez 12.2).
Written by a single scribe in fere-humanistic script, below top line.
Binding: Germany [?], s. xix. Greenish brown paste-paper case with
paper labels wrapped around spine. The same paste paper was used for Marston
MS 284. Parchment stays adhered to outer conjugate leaves of quires.
Written in Northery Italy in the second half of the 15th century; early
provenance unknown. Round paper label with scalloped edge on spine: "75650a"
in ink and "III [?]. M." added below in pencil. Unidentified notations:
"103" in circle and "MS. 74", both in pencil, inside front cover;
"T. M./ 7" in a circle and "437" on f. 1r. Purchased in 1959 from
Bernard M. Rosenthal by Thomas E. Marston (bookplate).
secundo folio: sonant
Bibliography: Faye and Bond, p. 93, no. 249.
Barbara A. Shailor