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Name: Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini De Liberorum Educatione

Repository: University of Sydney Library

Settlement: Sydney

Associated Manuscript Items:
De Liberorum Educatione

Library ref: MS. Nicholson 6

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

Binding: 19c. half Italian on boards covered with blue marbled paper; spine gilt-tooled title AENEA / SILVII / INSTIT

Catchwords: Catchwords agree

Collation: (10)1-5 (8)6. Ar. - Br., 53v. - 58v., Cr.-v. blank


Condition: Edges trimmed. Water and rust stains throughout.

Deco desc: caps alternately red and blue; one border, Italian style, of inter twined vine stocks in blue, red, and green with a green parrot, on 1r.

Dimensions: 228 x 165 mm

Extent: iii + 58

Foliation: foliation on 1 - 53 in contemporary arabic numerals,

Hand desc: Italian littera humanistica textualis


Layout: one col. of 25 - 30 lines

Library ref alt:

List bibl: Exhibition, p.19 no.37.

Music notation:


Orig date: s. xv2

Orig place:


Provenance: 1r. centre of lower margin a shield quarterly, I and 4 sable (actual colouring is grey) with cross azure, 2 and 3 paly of four being or, sable (actually grey), argent, sable; Bv. carries an extract from an English bookseller's catalogue, entry unnumbered; inside front cover in 19c. pencil "12/-" and "74 b" and the armorial book-plate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart.

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 104


Signatures: a few quire signatures remain

Support: paper. water-mark is a bird in a circle cf. Briquet, Vol.III, no.12202 (Rome 1479/80)


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