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Beinecke MS 343 Northeastern Italy, 1437
Zabarella, Lectura super Clementinis
ff. 1r-366r Nouum nichil esse vna est omnium fere sentencia que ut
in eternis vera est...ut fructus afferat vberes moliamini ad laudem
indiuidue Trinitatis. Amen. Explicit lectura Eximij doctoris domini Francisci
de Cabbarellis de padua. Cardinalis florentinus super Clementinis. Anno
domini 1437. die 22 Maij. f. 366v ruled, but blank
Francesco Zabarella, Lectura super Clementinis; printed by Mathias
Bonhomme in Leiden, 1551.
Paper (watermarks: unidentified mountain and unidentified animal obscured
by text), ff. iv (paper) + 366 + iv (paper), 432 x 285 (270 x 171) mm. 2 columns
of 62 lines; ruled in lead with a single horizontal line at the top of written
space and single vertical bounding lines for each column. Prickings in upper,
lower, and outer margins.
I^^8, II-XXVIII^^10, XXIX^^6, XXX-XXXVI^^10, XXXVII-XXXVIII^^6. Leaf signatures
in lower right corner on recto (e.g., a1, a2, etc.). Catchwords, often
accompanied by flourishes, in center of lower edge, verso.
Written by a single scribe in small neat fere-humanistic script. Marginal
notes by several writers (s. xv-xvi), one of whom added running titles in
upper right-hand corner (recto).
A large empty space on f. 1r indicates that a miniature of ca. 27 lines was
planned for the opening of the text. One 7-line initial, f. 1r, shaded pink
and orange, with red, green, and blue acanthus leaves on dark blue, with
white filigree, against a gold ground edged thickly in black. In the border,
a red, blue, and gold flower, with spiraling vines above and below, green,
light blue, red, brown, the spirals filled with dark blue or gold, with
white filigree. Large gold dots with four black spikes. 2- and 1-line
paragraph marks in red or blue throughout. Instructions to the rubricator in
Binding: s. xx. Brown goatskin with gold-tooled title. Bound by
Sangorski and Sutcliffe (London, 1901 to the present).
Written in Northeastern Italy (perhaps Padua?) and completed in 1437 (see
explicit); early provenance unknown, though the manuscript was apparently
decorated in the same workshop as Beinecke Marston MS 198. Engraving cut out
and pasted in lower margin of f 1r: two unidentified arms (on the left:
quarterly, 1 and 4 an eagle displayed; 2 and 3 a dog [?] passant in
front of a tree; in base, as quarters 2 and 3, with the dog chained to the
tree; bordure with 10 branches [?]. On the right: tricked coat of arms,
argent, 4 bands purple; crest: a pair of wings raised). Pencil notation inside
front cover "14336". Presented by Thomas E. Marston in 1966.
secundo folio: conficere non
Barbara A. Shailor