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San Marino, Huntington Library, HM 01036
Description: ff. 207 - Bound by J. Leighton in brown morocco; gilt edges. - Written in Italy, perhaps in Florence as suggested by the style of the initials, in the first half of the fifteenth century. Belonged to William Morris (1834-96); his bookplate on the front pastedown and cataloguing notes in the hand of Sir Sydney Cockerell tipped in the front of the volume. Morris' manuscripts sold at his death to Richard Bennett; this manuscript among those re-sold by Bennett, Sotheby's, 5 December 1898 n. 1194 to Heppinstal. Purchased by Henry E. Huntington from the Ross C. Winans collection through G. D. Smith in January 1918. - 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). De Ricci, "Handlist" 108. De Ricci, 82.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: Latin Country: Italy Century: 15th
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Part 1: ff. 1-207v
Description: - Parchment - 232 x 342 mm - Collation beginning with f. 2: 1-28 3-410(through f. 37) 5-128 138(-4, 5 after f. 104) 14-178 186 19-258 266^6#. Catchwords, some cropped, in the center of the lower margin in the script of the text. 31 long lines, ruled in lead, triple bounding lines on the left, single bounding lines on the right.
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
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Assigned Date: s. XV1Searchable Date Range: 1400 - 1450
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
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Script: Gothic
Figurative Decoration: Two miniatures by different artists: that on f. 2 (Georgics), 90 × 85 mm., in a simple blue frame done by the more competent artist, of a peasant ploughing his field with 2 oxen; in the hills behind, a deer and a castle; the 3-line initial beginning the Georgics set in the upper right corner of the miniature; L-shaped border of lush blue, green, dusky pink, lavender and orange acanthus leaves growing out from and around a narrow colored bar, with a putto sitting in the leaves at the top; the whole decorated with gold balls. The second miniature, f. 38 (Aeneid), 140 × 65 mm., enclosed in a frame of the same acanthus border as above and placed in the lower margin, done in a linear fashion with very little modelling, and depicting Aeneas (?) in armor, holding a standard, or an eagle displayed sable, and riding a white horse towards the sea, where 2 galleons are afloat. The 8-line historiated initial beginning the Aeneid, set directly above the miniature, shows the crenellated walls of Troy in flames; border in the same style of acanthus leaves along the inner margin.
Other Decoration: Initials for the book divisions of the Georgics and the Aeneid and the initials for the first arguments of the 2 works, usually 14-line (but possibly 18-to 2-line), in white-patterned and self-shaded blue, dusky pink or orange infilled with colored acanthus leaves on painted gold or black grounds, the whole placed on burnished gold grounds and decorated with gold balls. Initials for arguments, 4- to 2-line (that on f. 204, 6-line) in burnished gold with fine blue harping and beading. On ff. 204v-206, 2-line initials alternating red with purple harping and beading or blue with red.
Notes: Early foliation, s. XVI?, begins at 17 on current f. 2, suggesting the loss of 2 quires, perhaps containing the Bucolics. Latin
Number of Texts: 15

Text 1: f. 1
Title: List of noble and plebian Roman families
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Familię Nobiles Romanorum, Hostilii, Iunii ex quibus Brutus, Vallerii
Explicit: Terrentii, Aurelii, Porcii.
Notes: Note added in a later cursive hand. 

Text 2: f. 1
Title: Vita Livii
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Titus Livius auctor presentis operis hystoriographus
Explicit: Et hodie patavii cernitur eius saxeus tumulus in monasterio sancte Iustine cum huiuscemodi saxo incisis litteris.
Notes: E. Pellegrin, ed., "Notes sur quelques manuscrits de textes classiques latins conservés à la Bibliothèque Vaticane," Revue d'Histoire des Textes 1 (1971) 190 with proof offered by the epigraphic inscription on Livy's tomb "in the monastery of St. Giustina in Padua." Added in the same hand as the first text. 

Text 3: f. 1
Author: Jerome
Title: Epistula 53 ad Paulinum
Title: Idem in prologo genesis
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Ad Titum Livium lacteo eloquentie fonte manantem [sic]
Explicit: ut urbem tantam ingressi aliud extra urbem quererent.
Notes: Excerpt from Jerome, Epistula 53 ad Paulinum. I. Hilberg, ed., S. Hieronymi Epistulae. CSEL 54 (Vienna 1910) 443-44. Added in the same hand as the first two texts. 

Text 4: f. 1
Author: Giovanni Antonio Porcelli Pandoni?
Title: Descriptio gratiarum per porcelium Vatem Romanum Poem
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Sunt nudę carites niveo de marmore at illas/ Diva columna suis edibus intus habet
Explicit: Inde aliter cecus placida sub matre cupido/ Inde voluptates inde alimenta dei.
Notes: Same poem in Vatican, Pal. lat. 907, f. 103v, in 10 verses; here in 12 verses attributed to Giovanni Antonio Porcelli Pandoni (ca. 1405-after January 1485), protégé of Pius II. Added in a humanistic hand. 

Text 5: f. 1v
Author: Servius
Other Associate: Commentarii in Vergilii Bucolica et Georgica
Title: Mauri Servii Honorati Gamatici [?] In tria Virgilii opera expositio incipit et Primo In Bucolica
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Bucolica ut ferunt inde dicta a custodia boum
Explicit: fluctu tam littora. Necque saxosas inter decurrunt flumina valles.
Notes: G. Thilo, ed., Servii grammatici qui feruntur in Vergilii Bucolica et Georgica Commentarii (Leipzig 1887) 1-4. Added in a cursive hand, s. XVI. 

Text 6: ff. 2-37v
Author: Vergil
Title: Georgics
Title: Publii maronis vergilii Georgicorum liber primus
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Quid faciat letas segetes quo sidere terram
Explicit: Corporaque ipsa bovum frondoso desere luco [erased catchword:] Post ubi//
Notes: R. A. B. Mynors, ed., P. Vergili Maronis opera (Oxford 1969) 29-100, breaking defectively in 4, 543. Here preceded by the Pseudo Ovidian verses, " Versus ovidii super libro Gergicorum [sic] virgilii primo, Quid faciat letas segetes que sidera servet . . . Et docuit messes cum magno fedore [sic] reddi," edited in A. Riese, ed., Anthologia latina (Leipzig 1894-1906) n. 2. 

Text 7: ff. 38-204
Author: Vergil
Title: Aeneid
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Arma virumque cano troie qui primus ab horis
Explicit: Vitaque cum gemitu fugit indignata sub umbras.
Notes: Mynors, 103-422, with 2 leaves missing after f. 104, containing Book 6, 1-105. The entire text is preceded by an Argumentum generale, " Primum habet libicam veniant ut troes in urbem . . . Ultimum imponit bello turni nece finem." The books of the Aeneid are preceded by Pseudo Ovidian verses, edited in Anthol. lat., n. 1. 

Text 8: f. 204
Title: Praefatio Aeneidis
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Ille ego qui quondam gracili modulatus avena
Explicit: Gratum opus agricolis At nec horrentia martis. Arma virumque cano.
Notes: C. Hardie, ed., Vitae Vergilianae Antiquae (Oxford 1966) 16. Although the text constitutes an introduction to the Aeneid, it is nontheless a preface. 

Text 9: f. 204r-v
Author: Vergil
Title: Aeneid, excerpt
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Aut ignibus egro dedere/ Iamque adeo super unus eram cum limina veste
Explicit: Talia iactabam et furiata mente ferebar/ Cum michi se non ante, alia.
Notes: Aeneid, 2, 566-589, the episode of the encounter with Helen in burning Troy, supposedly suppressed by Virgil's friends, Tucca and Varius, and thus not copied in the normal sequence on f. 61; here copied straight on after the preceding text, i.e. the Praefatio Aeneidis. 

Text 10: f. 204v
Title: Verses
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Nocte pluit tota redeunt spectacula mane
Notes: Five sets of verses: Nocte pluit tota redeunt spectacula mane/ Divisum imperium cum iove cesar habens [2 verses; Anthol. lat., n. 256]; Hos ego versiculos feci tulit alter honorem/ Sic vos non vobis vellera fertis oves/ Sic vos non vobis mellificatis apes [3 verses; Anthol. lat. n. 257; 2 verses added in the margin in a noting hand:] Sic vos non vobis fertis aratra boves/ Sic vos non vobis nidificatis aves; [space] Meonium quisquis romanus nescit homerum . . . Hec grais constant singula trina michi [6 verses; Anthol. lat. n. 674a]; [space] Sus iuvenis serpens casum venere sub unum . . . Hic fremit ille gemit sibilat hic moriens [4 verses; Anthol. lat. n. 160, footnote]. 

Text 11: f. 205
Author: Martial
Title: Epigrammata
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Si memini fuerant tibi quatuor helia dentes
Explicit: Nil istic quod agat tertia tussis habet.
Notes: W. Heraeus, ed., M. Valerii Martialis Epigrammaton liber (Leipzig 1929) 15, here n. 1, 19. 

Text 12: ff. 205-206
Title: Verses
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Ergone supremis potuit vox improba verbis
Notes: Six sets of verses: Ergone supremis potuit vox improba verbis . . . Laudetur vigeat placeat relegatur ametur [36 verses; Anthol. lat. n. 672]; [space] Mantua me genuit calabri rapuere tenet nunc . . . [12 distichs with epitaphs of Vergil, Anthol. lat. nn. 506 bis-516, 518; followed straight on by:] Cedite romani scriptores cedite grai/ Nescio quid maius nascitur yliade [2 verses; Propertius, Elegiae, 3, 32, 65-66; Anthol. lat. n. 264]; Defensor patrie iuvenum fortissimus ethor [sic] . . . Condidit et merens hac tumulavit humo [10 verses; Anthol. lat. n. 631]; Hic iacet arpinas manibus tumulatus amici . . . Tullius eternis vulneribus lacerat [6 verses; Anthol. lat. n. 603]; Corpus in hoc tumulo magni ciceronis humatum . . . Suppliciisque [sic] datis prestiti incolumen [6 verses; Anthol. lat. n. 604]. 

Text 13: f. 206v
Title: Carmen in honorem Pii secundi papae
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Quid miser invidia Martini tempora carpis
Explicit: Et sua Pius nostris secula quisque probet.
Notes: Twenty-eight verses added in a humanistic hand copied in palimpsest over as many as 3 erased texts: 2 short prose pieces and an epitaph (see next text). 

Text 14: f. 206v
Title: Epitaph
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Hic iacet in tumba princeps generosa columba/ Cabri tu es dictus sis in evum benedictus
Explicit: Propter Luctamen sit tibi salus amen.
Notes: Epitaph of Bolesława Chrobrego (992-1025): one of the underlying texts on the palimpsested leaf that contains the preceding poem in honor of Pius II (?) on its surface. 

Text 15: f. 207r-v
Author: Aulus Gellius
Title: Noctes Atticae
Title: Augelius [sic] notium acticarum libro 9 foliis 115
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Reprehendit higinus virgilium correcturumque eum fuisse putavit quod in libro vi scriptum est
Explicit: de pirrho importune missus est quem virgilius procul dubio exempturus inquit.
Notes: P. K. Marshall, ed., A. Gellii Noctes Atticae (Oxford 1968) 1:318-20, here 10, 16. Medical recipe added on f. 207v in a noting hand.