BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
Beinecke MS 136 Italy, s. XV
Giordano Ruffo, Marescalcia equorum
1. ff. 1r-2v blank; ff. 3r-35r Marescalcia equorum secundum
marescalciam domini federici Regis quondam imperatoris secundi. Cum
inter cetera animalia summo rerum opifice euidenter creata usui humani
generis...necnon totus guttur uniuersaliter grossum uel inflatum
habuerit difficile subuenitur. Hoc opus conposuit Jordanus rufus de
calabria miles et familiaris Federici imperatoris
The text differs considerably from that in Beinecke MS 161.
2. f. 35r-v Recipes for curing the ailments of horses, partly
written by the original scribe, in Latin; partly by a later hand, in
Italian. f. 36r-v blank
Paper (watermarks: unidentified, in gutter; outer and inner
bifolios reinforced with parchment strips), ff. 36, 217 x 152 (157 x
101) mm. Written in 36 long lines for ff. 3r-9r, 2 columns of ca. 31
lines for ff. 9r-36v; single vertical bounding lines. Ruled in crayon;
remains of prickings in upper and lower margins.
Written by one person in round gothic bookhand; additions by a
Small plain initials, in red, mark beginning of each section;
headings, paragraph marks, some strokes on initials in red.
Binding: s. xv. Sewn on two tawed, slit straps laid in a channel
and nailed in square, flush wooden boards. The spine is square. Covered
in reddish brown leather with corner turn-in tongues. Decorated with a
blind-tooled panel of interlaced rope work and green dots in circles
inside concentric borders. A catch on the lower board and a cloth strap
[velvet?] attached to the upper with star-headed nails. Strap wanting,
Written in Italy in the 15th century; early provenance unknown.
Belonged to David Wagstaff (bookplate); presented to Yale by Mrs. David
Wagstaff in 1943.
secundo folio: [la]queari debet
Bibliography: Faye and Bond, p. 34, no. 136.
Barbara A. Shailor