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Name: Dominicus Bolanus Opus in Genesim

Repository: University Library

Settlement: Sydney, in the University of Sydney

Associated Manuscript Items:
Opus in Genesim

Library ref: MS. Nicholson 11

Acquisition: Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924

Binding: 18c. binding of wooden boards (8mm. thick) covered by marbled paper, quarter calf; spine calf with simple floral sprays in blind.


Collation: (10)1-16 (9)17; A and B are blank. The last quire lacks its final sheet, the remains of which have been inset inside front cover.


Condition: Edges trimmed and water stained Blobs of paint on 1r. Worm-holes fols 1-8, 161Ñ9 without loss of text.

Deco desc: red rubrics; caps alternately red and blue or red with blue penwork and blue with red penwork; fol.1 carries one illuminated initial (45 x 45mm.) in gold, blue, and mauve, together with voluted fronds in green, pink. gold containing a head in profile and a shield

Dimensions: 280 x 212 mm

Extent: ii + 169


Hand desc: Italian littera humanistica cursiva


Layout: one col. of 29 lines

Library ref alt:

List bibl: Exhibition, p.18 no.32. T. J. Pettigrew, Bibliotheca Sussexiana, Part I, London 1827, p.cvi, item 32.

Music notation:


Orig date: s. xv2

Orig place:


Provenance: 1r. bears a shield or and azure, two bends gules; inside front cover there is the armorial book-plate of Frederick Augustus, Duke of Sussex (motto SI DEUS PRO NOBIS QUIS CONTRA NOS), and the nos ÔviÑH.i.24Õ and Ô32ÑcviÕ (referring to the Pettigrew Catalogue Ñ see Bibliography), as well as ÔMS.81Õ in 19c. pencil and an extract (entry no.81) from the sale catalogue of the London bookseller Robert Harding Evans 118 inside back cover is the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart.

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 109



Support: paper water-marks are three hills with a simple cross cf. Briquet, Vol.III, 11707-8 (Padua 1453, Lucca 1457) and scissors cf. Briquet, Vol.II, no.3670 (Treviso 1458, Pisa and Pistoia 1468, Poligno 1472).


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