Liber Stacii Achilleidos ... [etc.]

Format
Manuscript, Book
Language
Latin
Published/​Created
[Milan?, Italy], [between 1450 and 1475]
Description
54 leaves : paper ; 200 x 145 (125-140 x 90-99) mm bound to 210 x 151 mm.

Details

Subject(s)
Attributed name
Library of Congress genre(s)
Rare books genre
Getty AAT genre
Contains
Summary note
Collection of three poetical works.
Notes
  • Incipit: [Liber Stacii Achilleidos] "Magnanimum Cacidem (!) formida tamque Tonanti, Progeniem et patrio uetitam succedere celo ..." -- [Ouidii De pulice] . "Parua pulex et amara lues inimica puellis, Crimine quo fungor in tua facta queror ..." -- [De raptu Proserpinae] ] "Inuenta secuit primus qui nave profundum, Et rudibus remis sollicitauit aquas ..."
  • Explicit: [Liber Stacii Achilleidos] "Hactenus annorum comites clementa meorum, Et memini et meminisse iuvat scit cetera mater. Explicit Liber Stacii Achilleidos." -- [Ouidii De pulice] "Dum bona uel precibus uel superata tenerem, Hec iam nil mallet quam sibi me socium. Ouidii de pulice explicit Liber." -- [De raptu Proserpinae] "Antra procul sillea petit canibusque reductis, Pars stupefacta silet pars nundum (!) exterita latrat."
  • Ms. composite codex
  • Title from explicit of first work (fol. 23v)
  • Collation: Paper ; fol. i (lifted parchment pastedown) + ii (contemporary paper) + 50 + iv (contemporary paper) + i (lifted parchment pastedown) ; quire and leaf signatures ; catchwords ; modern foliation in pencil.
  • Layout: 25 verse lines ; ruled.
  • Description: Watermarks (flowers).
  • Decoration: 6-line red initial (fol. 25r), 4-line red initial (fol. 40r), 2- to 3-line red initials.
  • Origin: Written in Italy, perhaps Milan, possibly in the third quarter of the 15th century.
Binding note
Contemporaneous? binding. Italy, 15th century. Light brown calfskin over paste-board; remains of three leather ties, top, bottom, and side, attached to inside covers. Pastedowns of re-used parchment.
Language note
Latin;
Script
Semi-Gothic
Contents
  • 1.1r-23v: Liber Stacii Achilleidos.
  • 2.24r-v: Ouidii De pulice.
  • 3. 25r-49r: [De raptu Proserpinae]
Provenance
Early provenance is unknown. Unknown ownership stamps and markings. The manuscript went through the hands of a German bookdealer. The manuscript was acquired by the Princeton University Library, where it was accessioned on 18 December 1922 as no. 493797 and catalogued as MS 2800.860.3 (fol. 1r).
References
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, volume 2, pages 238-239.
Other format(s)
Also available in an electronic version.
Place name(s)
Italy Milan
Other title(s)
Pulex.
Title from printed catalog
  • Statius, Pseudo-Ovid, and Claudian
OCLC
1107080606
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