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Name: Balbo's Memorandum Book

Repository: University of Sydney Library

Settlement: Sydney

Associated Manuscript Items:
Memorandum Book

Library ref: MS. Nicholson 19

Acquisition: Sir Charles Nicholson's family donated the MS to the library in 1924

Binding: 19c. marble paper over boards. Spine has black ink title BALBI CRONACA 1496 MS. ORIG.

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Collation: (11)1 (8)2. At least one sheet appears to have been lost between 11v. and 12r. Ar. and Av. are blank

Composite:

Condition: Edges trimmed

Deco desc: rubrics sometimes underlined in brown ink

Dimensions: 200 x 150 mm

Extent: A + 19

Foliation: sheets 4 and 5 are foliated 5 and 6 by the scribe

Hand desc: Italian littera humanistica cursiva

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Layout: one col. of 29-31 lines

Library ref alt:

List bibl: K. V. Sinclair, 'Manuscrits medievaux d'origine franciscaine en Australie', Archivum Franciscanum Historicum, Vol.LVII (1964), p.373; Exhibition, p.20, no.39.

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Orig date: s. xv ex

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Origin:

Provenance: on 19v. in late 15c. and 16c. hands, after the name of the scribe in Greek [Io Ma Balbos egoit] are the following notes (1) Quidam profani non proceliti fraudolenter Genitori Tullio Maronique nostro necrum tribuerunt Pharmaconque obtexerunt . . . hec famigerare Vos nisi Caueatis Iacebitis. After this is added in the margin the word [Telos]; another hand has added: aliter hi nisi caueant iacebunt, underneath which yet another hand has placed centrally the word Vale; (2) Del 1497 die 9 Augusti fuit uigilia sancti Laurentii in qua franciscus balbus uir ecellentissimus circa horas tertiam xm tredecim diem suum obiuit: Cuius mortem omnes homines deplorarunt et eademmet die circa horas duo super uiginti cum maximo honore sepultus fuit in eclesia sanctorum Iacobi et philipi castri finalis mutine [Finale nell'Emilia, nr. Modena] in sepulcro corporis christi; (3) in a fourth hand: 1504 Die 4 Martii die lune nocte sequenti circa horam tertiam uel quartam noctis sors aquis cesarem fratrem suripuit et nusquam inuentus est. quod (?) lector clarissime esto tanti mali facinoris non immemor. et uale. To this text the hand of 5 following has made the corrections: post a qui add. in marg. fugatum: clarissime del., et add. in marg. piissime; (4) the same hand as for 3 has written: 1504 Die 4o Maii Inceperunt prosternere campanile ecciesie sanctorum iacobi et philippi et etiam partem sacrarii eiusdem ecclesie; (5) in a fifth hand: 1504 die 13o Iunii In mane inter celebrandum missam possuerunt (sic) primum lapidem truuine (sic) dicte ecclesie Bart. Piolus Massarius una cum presbiteris etc.; inside front cover in 19c. pencil is 'M.S.59' and the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart.

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 117

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Support: paper; water-marks are three hills with a simple cross in the first quire cf. Briquet, Vol.III, no.11713 (Bologna 1485-95) and, in the second gathering, a prancing feline unlike any of the quadrupeds, leopards, lions and cats in Briquet

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