BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
Beinecke MS 76 Italy, s. XV^^3/4
ff. 1r-8v Lo libro medesynal delli spariueri vuol chussi che
quando lo spariuero se infirmo...Sello spariuero auera nudhi dalli
felle chaura cum olio et cum insenco. Complito che lo libro de agogo
mago a grilliciano [?] Re de tute le passione vien a falchoni a
hosthori et spariueri. ff.9r-10v ruled, but blank
Printed as the second part of Agogo Mago, Libro de la natura de
cavalli...(Venice, 1517) Gi-viii; A. Lupis, Petrus de
l'Astore (Bari, 1979) p. 32, n.
Parchment, ff. i (paper) + 10 + i (paper), 220 x 142 (155 x 100)
mm. Written in 30 long lines; double vertical bounding lines. Ruled in
hard point, hair side, for vertical lines; ink for horizontal;
prickings along upper and lower edges.
One gathering of ten leaves.
Written by a single scribe in a neat humanistic bookhand.
One gold initial (f. 1r), 7-line, filled and surrounded by white-vine
ornament, on a dark blue, dark red, and dark green ground, with pale
yellow dots; extends into inner and upper margins. In lower margin an
unidentified coat of arms (or, on a chief azur a parrot vert beaked
gules) in a laurel wreath; accompanied by gold balls, hair-sprays, and
simple floral patterns. Four initials, 6- to 4-line, in blue with red
penwork designs or red with purple; plain capitals alternating red and
Binding: s. xix. Brown goatskin, gold-tooled.
Written in Italy (possibly Florence) in the third quarter of the
15th century according to A. C. de la Mare; unidentified arms on f. 1r
(see above). Belonged to C. F. G. R. Schwerdt (bookplate; see catalogue
Hunting Hawking Shooting [London, 1928] v. 2, p. 315, pl. 154 of f.
1r); his sale (Sotheby's, 12 March 1946, no. 2174). Purchased from
Quaritch, 26 Oct. 1946, by the Yale Library Associates, with funds
contributed by Mrs. Samuel Milbank.
secundo folio: [por]tato fioli tute
Bibliography: Faye and Bond, p. 26, no. 76.
Barbara A. Shailor