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Name: Terentius Afer - Comoediae

Repository: Mitchell Library, Special Collections, State Library of New South Wales

Settlement: Sydney

Associated Manuscript Items:

Library ref: LQI/T

Acquisition: the volume was purchased from Messrs Angus and Robertson of Sydney in 1910

Binding: 19c. quarter calf over boards. Spine gilt with gilt lettering TERENT / COMED / M.S.

Catchwords: Catchwords agree

Collation: (10)1-10 (7)11 Ar.-Bv., 4v., 6r.-6v., 107r., Cr.-Dv. are blank.


Condition: Edges trimmed; worm-holes in 1-20, 83-107 without loss of text.

Deco desc: red rubrics; caps alternately red, with blue, or purple penwork and blue, with red penwork; red ink for running titles and names of characters.

Dimensions: 298 x 200 mm

Extent: iv + 107


Hand desc: Italian littera humanistica textualis


Layout: one col. of 33 lines

Library ref alt:

List bibl: K. V. Sinclair, 'Phillipps Manuscripts in Australia', The Book Collector, Vol.XI (1962), p.336, and 'Some late Manuscripts of the Works of Classical Authors', Phoenix, Vol.XVI (1962), pp.276-7.

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Orig date: s. xv2

Orig place:


Provenance: 3 illegible and partly effaced scribbles by 16c. hands; 2r. in a 16c. hand is the name 'Julius' and 107v. by the same hand, among the scribbles, is 'Jullius de stia finatis' (?); among the scribbles on 1r. is the signature[62] 'Jo[hannes] Bapt[ista] Secci J[uris] C[onsultus] Mediol[aniensis]'; inside front cover are many numbers and names in 18c. and 19c. hands, e.g. 'No.494 Di Giuseppe Beltrarnelli', '1263', 'V.489', '306', £9.15.', 'N/7/L', 'Phillipps MSS.9078' and an extract from an English bookseller's catalogue, entry no.129; Phillipps appears to have acquired the MS. from Thomas Thorpe in 1836; inside front cover is the signature 'T.F.F. x. 1891'; 1r. has in modern pencil '18.1.10. ga/ga/- A & R' indicating that the volume was purchased from Messrs Angus and Robertson of Sydney in 1910

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 55



Support: paper (no watermark); i-iv modern paper with watermark flower on stalk planted in a circle and letters B.M.O./M.


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