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Name: Petrus Candidus Decembrius Grammaticon, Historia Peregrina

Repository: University Library

Settlement: Sydney, in the University of Sydney

Associated Manuscript Items:
Historia Peregrina

Library ref: MS. Nicholson 25

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

Binding: Contemporary covers, calf over wooden boards with clasp impressions on the leather. Four sets of five fillets enclosing centre rectangle with trellis-work, all in blind. Between the second and third sets from the outer edge is a panel of florets (?). Spine modern re-backed, with gilt lettering P. CANDIDI GRAMATICON.

Catchwords: Catchwords agree

Collation: (10)1-9 (4)10. Ar.-Bv., 92r.-94v., Dr.-Ev. are blank


Condition: Edges cut and tinted yellow Worm-holes on fols 1-7, water stains on the top margins of 48-94 without loss of text.

Deco desc: red rubrics

Dimensions: 233 x 160 mm

Extent: v + 94

Foliation: contemporary foliation in arabic numerals

Hand desc: Italian littera hurnanistica cursiua


Layout: one col. of 24 lines

Library ref alt:

List bibl: Exhibition, p.18, no.34.

Music notation:


Orig date: s. xv2

Orig place:


Provenance: Cv. has a list of contents in a late 15c. or early 16c. hand headed with the ownerÕs name ÔLiber Petriphilippi pandolphini[N155] opera p. candidiÕ; Cr. carries another list of contents in Latin, but by a 19c. hand; inside front cover is the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart. [N155] Filippo Pandolfini (1437-1513?) scion of an old Tuscan family, Florentine diplomat, scholar and humanist.

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 123



Support: paper water-mark is three hills surmounted by a simple cross cf. Briquet, Vol.III, no.11725 (Florence 1423-4) or no.11727 (Florence 1438-66, Pistoia 1457-61, Venice 1462-6, Lucca 1479)


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