De ludo scacchorum seu de moribus hominum et officiis nobilium ... [etc.]; [manuscript]. - Colenda Digital Repository
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De ludo scacchorum seu de moribus hominum et officiis nobilium ... [etc.]; [manuscript].

Title:
De ludo scacchorum seu de moribus hominum et officiis nobilium ... [etc.] [manuscript].
Abstract:
Compilation, mostly in Latin, of religious, literary, historical, and natural-historical works, including classical and contemporary selections, as well as letters by humanist writers Francesco Petrarca and Donatus Albanzani. Over a quarter of the manuscript is devoted to the De ludo scachorum of Jacobus de Cessolis, a collection of sermons about the proper relationships between a king and various classes of subjects, compared to the rules of chess (f. 1r-56r). Other moderately substantial texts include descriptions of various geographic regions from Honorius of Autun's De imagine mundi (f. 61r-71r); a brief history of the Roman civil wars (f. 71v-92r); and the Computus of Bono da Lucca, which deals with the calendar, lunar cycles, and calculations for determining the date of Easter (f. 109r-124v). The manuscript is a palimpsest, with the lower text from the 14th century, probably legal.
Coverage:
Rome; Cesena (Italy)
Date:
Civil War, 43-31 B.C.
Description:
Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
Format:
175 leaves : parchment, ill.; 190 x 122 (130 x 75-80) mm. bound to 200 x 135 mm.
Identifier:
(OCoLC)ocn791456280; (OCoLC)791456280; (PU)4861706-penndb-Voyager
Language:
Latin, with a few poems in Italian (f. 106r-108v).
Provenance:
Inscriptions by early readers: Paulus de Mantua (16th-century, f. 145v) and initials of an Augustinian (18th-century, f. 175r).; Sold by Payne and Foss (London) to Sir Thomas Phillipps (ms. 4570, stamp on front flyleaf, paper label on spine).; Sold by H. P. Kraus (cat. 153, 1979, no. 51 and plate 127) to Irene and Peter Ludwig (Aachen, Germany; bookplates by Hans Erni on verso of front endpaper; ms. XV.16).; Purchased by the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu, Calif.), 1983.; Appears in Jörn Günther's catalog Recent Acquisitions (Autumn 1997), p. 11; also in his display in Maastricht, 1998.; Sold by Sam Fogg Ltd. (London) to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, June 1998.; Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
Publisher:
[Italy], 1409.
Subject:
Chess -- Early works to 1800.; Kings and rulers -- Duties -- Early works to 1800.; Astronomy -- Early works to 1800.; Medea (Greek mythology); Codices.; Palimpsests.; Poems.; Prayers.; Sermons.; Treatises.; Manuscripts, Latin; 15th century.; Manuscripts, Italian; Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Type:
Manuscript
Personal Name:
Gennay, Franciscus,; Ludwig, Peter,; Ludwig, Irene,; Seneca, Lucius Annaeus,; Giangaleazzo Visconti,; Honorius,; Pollastre, Cassius Pauli.; Boniface; Petrarca, Francesco,; Petrarca, Gerardo,; Bono,; Ludovico,; Albanzani, Donato,; Isidore,; Capelli, Pasquino,; Pietro,
Call Number:
LJS 267
Collection:
Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts