BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Beinecke MS 348 Germany [?], s.XV^^ex
Giovanni Gioviano Pontano, De principe
ff. 1r-11v de regimine principum breuis et utilis tractatus. Publius
Cornelius Scipio dux alfonse cui post ex virtute affricanus fuit cognomen...
breui sequentur alij quos futuros [erased: arbitros] arbitror non inutiles. f.
12r-v blank, except for ink tracing and embellishment of watermark
Printed by Mathias Moravus in Naples in 1490 (Hain-Copinger 13256), and
Paper (watermarks: similar in design to Briquet Monts 11837-38), ff.
12, 278 x 210 (204 x 125) mm. Written in 40 long lines; frame-ruled in lead.
Single gathering of twelve leaves.
Written by two scribes in different styles of a running hand. Scribe
1: ff. 1r-8v, 10v-11v; Scribe 2: ff. 9r-10v.
Red added to opening initial on f. 1r; heading in red.
Disbound; in pamphlet case.
Written possibly in Germany in the late 15th century to judge from the
watermarks; early provenance unknown. Purchased from C. A. Stonehill in 1965
as the gift of Sara C. Chisholm.
Barbara A. Shailor