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CICERO; JULIUS CAPITOLINUS; PETRARCH
Italy, s. XVex
Bound after Gregory the Great, Explanatio in septem psalmos poenitentiales (Mainz: Jacob Meydenbach, 1495); Hain 7941.
1. f. i verso: In isto volumine sunt opera sequentia. i, Marci Tullii Ciceronis de Somno Scipionis; x, Vita divi Antonini pii imperatoris Augusti; xxvi, Magni Basilii libellus in ebrios per Bartholomeum mirabella Siculum e greco in latinum conversus; xxxii, Guarini veronensis ypothesia ad Hieronimum filium suum; liii, Epistole Cratis per Anastasium Constantinopolitanum Abbatem e greco in Latinum converse; <?>xx, Epistola beati Bernardi super regimine domus; <?>xxvii, Epistole magni Turci per Lauduvium equitem Hierosolimitanum traducte; <?>vii, Epistola Pii summi pontificis ad Ducem Burgundie; <?>xvi, Epistole ad illustrissimum dominum Regem Alfonsum Aragonum per Ianuenses misse; <?>xv, Pogii florentini Oratoris eloquentissimi faceciarum Liber; [added in a similar hand:] <?>x, De potenciis anime Tractatus beati Thome de aquino.
Only the first 2 items listed actually appear in the manuscript; art. 4 (see below) not in index; outer margin cropped with loss of beginning of the folio references.
2. ff. 1-9v: Marci Tullii Ciceronis De Somno Scipionis Liber incipit Feliciter, Cum in Africam venissem A. manlio Consule ad quartam legionem…Ille discessit. Ego somno solutus sum. M. T. C. de somno Scipionis finit. Deo gratias.
K. Büchner, ed., “Somnium Scipionis: Quellen, Gestalt, Sinn,” Hermes, Zeitschrift für klassische Philologie, Einzelschrift 36 (1976) 2-16.
3. ff. 10-21v: Vita Divi Anthonini Pii Imperatoris Augusti Incipit Foeliciter, Anthoninus pius Cesar imperator augustus pater patrie a C. Iulio xvio Adriano in principatu successit. Cepit autem anno ab urbe condita…[f. 11v:] ut Adrianus honori et quieti viri talis consuleret. Auguria Eius Imperii, Cum autem Ytaliam regeret tale imperii augurium ei factum est…[f. 21:] cuius felicitatem pietatem seccuritatem [sic] et cerimonias semper obtavit. Fecit autem columnam in urbe que adhuc suo nomine nuncupatur quam modo carbones et Malbrante Duce maxime progenies tenent…faustine corpus perungi maxime partem illam corporis ubi libido concupiscentie vehementius inflammatur quo facto mox cessavit tentatio. Divi Anthonini Pii Imperatoris Vita finit. Deo Gratias.
D. Magie, ed., Scriptores Historiae Augustae (London 1922) 1:100-30, with significant differences between this manuscript and the printed text.
4. ff. 22-24v: Patrarcha [sic] ut illis temporibus Orator vel maximus hanc fabellam ad quendam fratrem religionis beati francisci ex familia aut gente Columnea Rome podagricum e Greco sermone in latinum summa in illum dilectione ab eo traductam dedit, Anilem tibi fabellam sed ex re ut ait Flaccus Garrio…proinde si pellere vis podagram pelle delicias si malum omne pelle divicias [sic]. Vale diu felix. [f. 25r-v, blank]
V. Rossi, ed., Le Familiari di Francesco Petrarca (Florence 1933) 1:131-33, letter III, 13.
Paper (Main, similar to Briquet 11154, Palermo 1482 or 11165, Perpignan 1505), ff. i (contemporary paper) + 25 (but “17” skipped in foliation); 198 × 142 (126 × 80) mm. 1-38 with vertical catchwords between pen flourishes, reading from top to bottom. 20-21 long lines frame ruled in dry point with double vertical bounding lines. Written in 2 humanistic scripts: i, ff. 1-21v (arts. 2, 3); ii, ff. i verso (art. 1) and 22-24v (art. 4). On f. 1, 4-line parted dark blue and red initial; 4-line red initials on ff. 10, 11v, 21; 1-line initials placed outside text space within the vertical rules; first line of text in arts. 2 and 3 and the first word in art. 4 in a Byzantinizing display script. Bound, s. XVI, in Italian limp parchment, remains of 2 leather fore edge ties; on the spine, s. XVII(?), “1495 et MS” and, s. XVI, “Gregorii pape in septem psalmos penitentiales explanatio”; on the top edge, “Gregorii in 7 Psalmos.” Written in Italy. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington from Otto Vollbehr in March 1925.
Secundo folio: timorem Scipio
Bibliography: Mead, n. 52. Bond and Faye, 23. B. L. Ullman, “Petrarch Manuscripts in the United States,” IMU 5 (1962) n. 84. D. Dutschke, Census of Petrarch Manuscripts in the United States (Padua 1986) n. 114.
Abbreviations
Bond and Faye
C. U. Faye and W. H. Bond, Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New York 1962)
Briquet
C. M. Briquet, Les Filigranes: dictionnaire historique des marques du papier…1282 jusqu’à 1600, facs. of the 1907 edition with supplementary material, ed. A. Stevenson (Amsterdam 1968)
Hain
L. F. T. Hain, Repertorium bibliographicum (Stuttgart etc. 1826-38)
IMU
Italia medioevale e umanistica
Mead
H. R. Mead, Incunabula in the Huntington Library (San Marino 1937)
; the manuscripts bound with incunables are not mentioned

C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Copyright 1989.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California.
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