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Macauley, Francis Campbell (former owner)
Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375
14th century
Manuscript of the Teseide of Boccaccio. First three folios missing. This manuscript lacks the first 20 verses and ends with verse 83 of book xii, followed by a somewhat later inscription indicating ownership of "Bartolomeo & Tomaso Cholnj[?] Chessetto [or Chessello]" and an inscription on the verso of the last leaf. The text belongs to the B group of manuscripts (cf. Salvatore Battaglia's critical edition, Florence, 1938).
Bartolomeo and Tomaso Cholnj[?] Chessetto [or Chessello] (inscription, f. 69r).; Gift of Francis Campbell Macauley, 1953.
Italian literature -- 14th century; Italian poetry -- 14th century; Italian poetry; Italian literature
Resource Type:
codices (bound manuscripts); Manuscripts, Italian -- 15th century; Manuscripts, Medieval; Manuscripts, Renaissance
Physical Description:
66 leaves : paper; 295 x 212 (249 x 190) mm bound to 303 x 223 mm
Ms. codex.; Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch).; Foliation: Paper, iv + 66 + iv; 4-23, [24-29], 30-69; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.; Layout: Written in 2 columns of 38-40 lines; ruled in lead.; Script: Written in a cursive script by two different hands.; Decoration: Red used on some earlier pages for headings and highlights, with 2 red initials (f. 4v, 5r).; Binding: Full brown Niger; bound by R. R. Donnelley, 1953.; Various smudges and stains. A few folios trimmed close to the text. First and last folios show evidence of conservation repairs. In some places the rebinding has virtually eliminated the gutter.; Origin: Written in Italy[?], probably during the 15th century (notes of Thomas R. Adams, on file in the Library). Zacour-Hirsch suggests late 14th century.; Italian.
Physical Location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Manuscripts, Oversize Ms. Codex 254