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Beinecke MS 113 Italy, s. XV^^3/4
ff. 1r-81v Iunii Iuuenalis aquinatis satyrarum liber
Prima refert causas Satyrarum, etc. Semper ego auditor tantum.
nunquamne reponam/ Vexatus toties [sic] rauci Theseide Codri/...Vt qui
fortis erit, sit felicissimus idem,/ Vt laeti phaleris omnes, et
torquibus omnes. f. 82r-v ruled, but blank
Juvenal, Satirae I-XVI; W. V. Clausen, ed., OCT (1959) pp. 37-175.
Parchment (ff. 1 and 40 added in the 17th century to replace lost
or mutilated text), ff. i (paper) + i (parchment, s. xvii) + 82
(pagination from 1-162) + i (paper), 194 x 118 (122 x 75) mm. Written
in 24 lines of verse; double inner and single outer vertical bounding
lines, full across. Ruled in brown ink; some prickings visible at
bottom of folio.
I-X^^8, XI^^2. Quires signed in Roman numerals along lower edge of
last folio, verso; catchwords perpendicular to text on inner bounding
Written in a careful round humanistic script by a single scribe.
Fourteen white-vine initials, 6- to 4-line, gold, partially edged
in black, against blue, green and pink grounds with white dots; hair-
spray and gold dots project into margin from corners and midpoint.
Binding: s. xvii. Brown leather, flesh side out, with the arms of
William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, gold-stamped on each side.
Written in Rome ca. 1460-1470 by a scribe who frequently worked
for Cardinal Bessarion. Among manuscripts attributable to this scribe
is Venice, Marc. Lat. XIV. 14 (4235), the Act of Donation of 1468 by
which Bessarion gave his library to San Marco, Venice (we thank A. C.
de la Mare for this information). Belonged to William Laud, Archbishop
of Canterbury (1573-1645) for whom it was bound; given by him to his
secretary, William Dell (inscription on f. ii recto: "Will: Dell. 1637.
Donum Domini mei honoratissimi Archiepiscopi Cantabrigiensis").
Collection of Charles Kingsley (1819-75; bookplate); his sale (New
York, 13 June 1911, no. 64). Presented to Yale in 1948 by Thomas E.
secundo folio: Quid referam
Bibliography: Faye and Bond, p. 31, no. 113.
Barbara A. Shailor