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Name: Leonardus Brunus Aretinus La Prima Guerra Punica (anonymous translation)

Repository: University Library

Settlement: Sydney, in the University of Sydney

Associated Manuscript Items:
La Prima Guerra Punica (anonymous translation)

Library ref: MS. Nicholson 9

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

Binding: plain old calf over boards; spine carries black ink title LEONAR / ARETIN / GUERR / CARTAG.

Catchwords: Catchwords agree

Collation: (8)1-8; Br., 61r.Ñ63v., 64v. blank.


Condition: Edges trimmed, Worm-holes in 1Ñ4,47Ñ64 without loss of text.

Deco desc: red rubrics; four initials (45 x 45 mm.) in central Italian style, being gold interlaced with branches coloured green, white, maroon, on a dark blue ground with yellow dots arranged in triangular groups of three (1r., 2r., 17v., 37v.); a marginal panel (82 x 14mm.) accompanies the initial on 1r., and there is a shield in the lower margin

Dimensions: 272 x 186 mm

Extent: ii + 64

Foliation: foliation contemporary arabic numerals 1Ñ8, 17Ñ72 indicating the loss of a gathering between the present first and second quires.

Hand desc: Italian littera humanistica textualis


Layout: one col. of 28 lines

Library ref alt:

List bibl: Exhibition, p.15 no.23, pl.IV.

Music notation:


Orig date: s. xv1

Orig place:


Provenance: in the lower margin of 1r. are two angelini supporting a shield, per fess nebuly sable and argent, placed on a dark blue ground decorated with green fronds and flanked by the gold initials G. C. Ñ claimed in a booksellerÕs note to be the arms of the Chiaramonte family;[N166] 64r. bears a circular table, by a contemporary 15c. hand, giving diurnal, mensal, and lunar numbers and letters, but without any date; on 1r. and 64v. by a 16c. hand is the name of an owner ÔEst fratris fabali de Laude (& Amicorum eius Ego sum)Õ; on front cover by 18c. hand Ô137Õ which is repeated on Av. with a description of the contents in Italian; Ar. has in pencil by a 19c. hand Ô2[fraction1/2] guineasÕ and ÔL.57Õ and an extract from an English booksellerÕs catalogue, entry unnumbered, mentioning that the MS. was from the collection of the late T. S. Walker;[N117] inside the front cover is the helmet bookÑplate of Sir Charles Nicholson, Bart. [N117] Thomas Shadford Walker (184?Ñ86) was a Liverpool doctor and bibliophile.

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 107



Support: paper water-mark is three hills with a simple cross cf. Briquet, Vol.III, no.11690 (Treviso 1418)


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