Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Supplement to the Summa Pisanellae of Nicholas of Ausino
Date of origin:Last half of the fifteenth century.
Place of origin:Italy
Modern foliation is written in lead in the top-right corner of recto leaves. There are two numbering errors. The first involves an un-numbered folium between ff. 4 and 5. As a result, the foliation is one less than the actual number of folia through to f. 201. At f. 201, the pagination skips 202 and proceeds directly to 203; thus, the foliation from 203 to the end of the manuscript is correct with regard to the actual number of folia.
Dimensions:230mm x 160mm (leaves), 150mm x 105mm (ruled space)
Collation:i 110 (-1) 2-2810 298 (-8) i The opening quire is missing its first folium because it clearly begins mid-text and the catchword at the end of the quire is correct. Catchwords are present and correct, with the exception of quire 6, which is missing a catchword because a marginal annotation fills the space where the catchwords regularly appear.
Script:Written in a littera gothica textualis media. One hand is responsible for both the main text and the indices at the end. Under a given letter, the scribe has highlighted the word or concept under discussion by placing the remaining letters after the decorated initial in textualis formata script. Corrections and annotations are frequently seen, and they appear to be the hand of the main scribe. Marginalia are always accompanied by a siglum to indicate where a particular comment or correction is to be inserted.
Binding:Mottled sheepskin dyed green with gilt fillet lines on the covers with four false raised bands.
According to the modern hand on the fly-leaves, the codex belonged at one time to Pope Leo X (1475-1521). The modern hand also claims that the book later belonged to the library of Sir Edward Dering (1598-1644).