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Beinecke MS 137 Italy, s. XV
Lorenzo Rusio, Marescalcia equorum (It. tr.)
ff. 1r-44v Della natura dellj cauallj Capitolj.j. El cauallo e
di calda natura estimasj che sia tenperato, el calore si dimostra per
la legereza...a. iij. giornj in quantita dj due o iij lib. per ciascuna
volta e fia churato// [breaks off in middle of section headed Contra
febre di chaualli Capitolj Clxiij; the manuscript seems to have been
misbound with one of the later leaves inserted as f. 2]
This anonymous Italian translation differs considerably from that
published by P. Delprato, La mascalcia di Lorenzo Rusio (Bologna, 1867)
v. 2, pp. 7-403.
Paper (brown; watermarks similar to Briquet Balance 2401), ff. i
(paper) + 44 + i (paper), 285 x 212 (200 x 158) mm. Written in ca. 33
long lines, frame-ruled in hard point or crayon.
Extensive repairs to binding make it impossible to collate the
codex; original quires may have consisted of six leaves. Remains of
catchwords in center of lower margin.
Written in a cursive notarial script by one person who also
foliated the manuscript.
Uninspired initials, alternating red and blue, the former with
purple parallel penwork designs, the latter with red. Rubrics
Most leaves stained and repaired.
Binding: s. xix-xx. Limp vellum case.
Written in Italy during the 15th century; early provenance
unknown. Presented to Yale in 1948 by Mrs. Samuel Milbank.
secundo folio: [f. 3] un poco
Bibliography: Faye and Bond, p. 34, no. 137.
Barbara A. Shailor