BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
Beinecke MS 176 Italy, s. XV
//Ostrea callebat primo deprendere morsu/...Contennunt mediam
temeraria lina charybdim//
Satires 4.142-5.102; W. V. Clausen, ed., OCT (1959) pp. 65-69.
Parchment, ff. 2 (bifolium), 237 x 159 (157 x 100) mm. Written in
29 lines of verse; double [?] bounding lines ruled in hard point;
horizontal rulings in ink; remains of prickings at top and bottom of
Written in a neat humanistic hand.
The bifolium was removed from a binding for it is rubbed, stained,
creased, and mutilated.
Written in Italy in the 15th century; early provenance unknown.
Purchased from Maggs (1931) by Thomas E. Marston who presented it to
Yale in 1937.
Bibliography: De Ricci, v. 1, p. 155, no. 1; Faye and Bond, p. 36, no.
Barbara A. Shailor