Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 91 (T.4.8)
Images: [ MS Hunter 91 fol. 1r ]
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Leonardi Brvni, Aretini, Vitae Antiqvorvm.
S. Basilii (Magni), Caesareae Cappadociae Archiepiscopi, De Vera Institvtione.
Xenophontis, Hiero, sive De Rege.
Leonardi Bruni, Aretini, Vita Demosthenis.
Illuminations have in some cases set off, through damp. The front board slightly damaged.
Messer Lionardo (Leonardo) Bruni, Aretino (born at Arezzo 1369, died at Florence 1444), was a famous man of letters, apostolic secretary and chancellor of Florence.
[Formerly Q.3.15; Q.3.46]
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 11 1/8 x 8, ff. 110, beautifully written in two hands, quires A-D Italian (Florentine), E-M French (?), in double cols. of 46-47 lines, each 7 3/4 x 2, ruled (ink), margined (plummet and brown crayon), signatures (XVIII. Cent.), catchwords, no foliation, illuminated initials, floreated margins, rubrics, rubricated running titles, few marginalia, well preserved, fol. sec. et tamen. Cent. XV.
Binding: Pasteboards, covered vellum, spattered edges, front board gnawed at the edge, title (in ink): Leona | Aretin | mss. Cent. XVIII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 98.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
Notes: This manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasions: 'The Glory of the Page', Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Oct. 1987-Jan. 1988, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb.-Apr. 1988, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Jun.-Aug. 1988, Burrell Collection, Glasgow, Nov. 1988-Jan. 1989.
Bibliography: Nigel Thorp, The glory of the page (London, 1987), no. 74; John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 98.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Basil Saint
author: Leonardo Bruni 1369-1444
Italian humanist scholar. Secretary to the papal chancery from 1405. Served as chancellor of Florence from 1427 until his death in 1444. His Historiarum Florentini …
author: Xenophon c.430-355
exhibition: Glory of the Page 1987-1989
Exhibition of medieval manuscripts from Glasgow University Library: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Oct. 1987-Jan. 1988, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb.-Apr. …
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