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[Commentary on the Doctrinale puerorum] [manuscript].

Publication:
[France, between 1279 and 1299]
Format/Description:
Manuscript
60 leaves : parchment ; 195 x 137 (168 x 120) mm. bound to 203 x 152 mm.
Subjects:
Alexander, de Villa Dei. Doctrinale puerorum.
Latin language -- Grammar -- Early works to 1500.
Latin language -- Syntax -- Early works to 1800.
Latin language -- Study and teaching -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Commentaries.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 13th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Language:
Latin.
Summary:
Anonymous commentary on a 12th-century didactic poem composed by the French Franciscan Alexander de Villa Dei addressing parts of speech, syntax, and rhetorical figures. Opening of a letter by Albert II, Duke of Austria, Styria, and Carinthia, transcribed in German by a later hand on last verso.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Collation: Parchment, 60 ; 1¹⁰ 2¹⁰ (+11) 3-5¹⁰ 6¹⁰ (-5); gatherings 2-4 signed II-IIII in roman numerals in red ink, lower center of last verso.
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 50-54 lines; frame-ruled in ink; prickings visible in most margins.
Script: Written in Gothic cursive script.
Decoration: 4-line initial in red with extensions and flourishing in red and black (f. 1v); 3-line initials and paragraph marks in red throughout first 5 gatherings (f. 1v-51v); lemmata underlined in red through most of first 5 gatherings (f. 1v-48r). Spaces for initials to be added left blank in last gathering (f. 53v-60v).
Binding: 19th-century Germanic cloth-backed paper and boards.
Origin: Written in France in the late 13th century.
Local notes:
Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
Penn Provenance:
Formerly owned by Count Oswald von Seilern-Aspang (circular armorial bookplate inside upper cover).
Sold at auction at Christie's, 26 March 2003, lot 4, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2012.
Cited in:
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 140 (LJS 451).
Cited as:
LJS 451
Contributor:
Seilern-Aspang, Oswald, Count, 1901-1967, former owner.
Contains:
Albert II, Duke of Austria, ca. 1298-1358.
OCLC:
818646054
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