Erōtēmata grammatika, c. late 16th century, Northern Italy.

Chrysoloras, Manuel, approximately 1350-1415 [Browse]
Modern Greek (1453-)
1 v. 15.0 x 10.1 cm (197 folios); paper (glazed)


c. late 16th century, Northern Italy.
Summary note
Manuscript which contains the longer version of Manuel Chrysoloras's Greek grammar textbook, supplemented by brief, unidentified grammatical texts. The Greek cursive script dates from the second half of the 16th century. Watermark evidence suggests late 16th century. The watermark is similar to Briquet, Les filigranes, no. 9447 (Lettres assemblées, IBC, surmounted by a three-leaf clover), which was used around 1597 in Reggio Emilia, in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy.
Binding note
Collation: 16, 28, 38-2, 48, 58, 612, 7-168, 1710, 18-238, 248-1. Greek cursive script in black ink; headings and initials of each section in red ink, numerous borders in Greek style with interlaced designs, mostly painted in yellow and red. Flyleaves copiously annotated in different Greek hands, contemporary. Binding is brown morocco over wooden boards; endbands with secondary sewing; covers framed within blind border of fillets and roundels, blind lozenge composed of fillets and roundels, at the center small floral tool, spine with five raised bands, compartments decorated with blind roundels, traces of ties, purple bookmark. Titling ("GRAMMATIKA") on the upper edge of the text block.
Source acquisition
Purchase: Acquired with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund. 2016 AM 2017-97.
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