Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 334 (U.8.2)
Title: In Priscorvm Epigrammata Commentarivs
Images: [ MS Hunter 334 fol. 2r ]
Date of Creation: Between 1524 and 1530
Place of Creation: Split
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Marci Marvli Spalatensis, In Priscorvm Epigrammata Commentarivs.
Marco Marulo's Commentary on Ancient Inscriptions:
Begins - after a short preface (1, 3 recto), table of contents (1, 3 verso-6 recto) and title-page (2, 1 recto): JESUS | AD DOMINVM PAPAM | MARCI MARVLI | VIRI ERVDI | TISSIMI | IN PRISCORVM | EPIGRAMMATA | COMMENTA= | RIVS | Adsis principio | virgo beata meo [all in red] - (2, 2 [f. ii] recto lines 1-3): ORATIO [rubricated title] | Q [rubricated initial] uum tu antiquitatis mirum in modum | studiosus Dominice papalis carissime
Ends (17, 5 [f. cxxv] verso lines 6, 7): te decedentibus relinquimus heredes | ac totius orbis. | [small ivy leaf in red].
Remarks: On i, 1 verso is an utterly effaced inscription.
On 1, 3 recto under this (rubricated) preface: MARCVS MARVLVS SPALATEN | SIS. | Contenta in presenti uolumine benigne lec- | tor modo subsequenti reperies. | Romana imprimis Epigrammata, scilicet | ea quĉ Romĉ reperiuntur a folio IIII. | usque ad XXX, a XXX. usque ad | LXXVI. Externa habebis. Salo- | nitana autem inde ad CIII. ordine pul- | cherrimo extant annotata, sequentibus | eiusdem Maruli Carminibus nonnullis usque | ad folium CXXIII. His deinde annex- | is alijs quibusdam non posthabendis, prout | ex eorum lectura tibi constabit. Alexandri | Macedonis Priuilegio quodam perpulcher | rimo in fine operis apposito. | Tu vale Lector et nouissima tui memo | rare. | [an ivy leaf is carefully drawn here - and occurs frequently throughout] is the following inscription: Joannes Franciscus Bernardus Geneuensis | Vir Consularis, Pio ac doctissimo Juueni | Joanni A Castolo compatriote mihi | amicissimo dono dedi Anno nouissimi | temporis. CIC.IC.LXXII. (1572) 14. Calendas februarias | [in a smaller later hand] Ego vero Dionysius Perrotus in defuncti Castolli mihi quondam a... issimi | atque amicissimi memoriam, a Maria Godineria ipsius vxore lectissima | foemina Dono in testimonium (?) accepi. Londini Eidibus octobris 1601.
On 2, 1 recto the last two lines invocation to the B.V.M. are obliterated. Cherubs' heads are stamped above and below the central lozenge on both boards, and each corner of the border is stamped with an ivy leaf. (Query, Has this design any heraldic significance?)
Marko Marulic (1450-1524), an Italian savant, born at Spolato in Dalmatia, dedicated this work to the Pope. See Nouv. Biog. Gén. xxxiii. 109, Paris, 1863.
According to Bratislav Lucin, this copy was probably written and decorated in Split by Marulic's friend, Dmine Papalic, shortly after the author's death..
[Formerly P.3.14; S.9.153]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 5 5/8 x 4, ff. 136, beautifully written without lines or margins in one Italian hand, in single cols. of 26 lines, each 3 7/8 x 2 1/8, no signatures or catchwords, foliation (red), by the writer in Roman numerals, beginning 2, 1 recto (I.-CXXIIII.), running titles (red), rubrics and rubricated inscriptions (in CAPITALS), rubricated and gestured initials, numerous marginal embellishments (in red), titles all ornamented, no marginalia, clean and well preserved. Cent. XV.-XVI.
Binding: Original, bevelled beech boards, bound in crimson morocco, elaborately blind- and gilt-tooled sides and panelled back, originally fastened with four clasps (remains of these survive), gilt edges goffered. Cent. XVI.
[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. 270.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Commentary
Notes: This manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasion: Split Marukiceva doba, Muzej Grada Split, 2001-2002.
Bibliography: Bratislav Lucin, 'Maruliceve knjige i rukopisi', Split Marukiceva doba (Split, 2001), pp 18-30, with English resumé, 'Marulic's books and manuscripts', pp 260-261; Muzej Grada Split, Split Marukiceva doba (Split, 2001), pp 28, 160, 261; Darko Novakovic, 'Dva nepoznata Maruliceva rukopisa u Velikoj Britaniji: MS. Add. A. 25 u Oxfordskoj Bodleiani i Hunter 334 u Sveucilisnoj knjiznici u Glasgowu', Colloquia Maruliana, 6 (Split, 1997), pp 5-31 and plates, with English summary: 'Two recently discovered manuscripts of Marko Marulic in Great Britain', ibid., pp 78-80; Darko Novakovic, 'Marulic's love poetry in Scotland', Most: The Bridge (Zagreb), 1999, pp 130-132; John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 334-335.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Marko Marulic 1450-1524
Marcus Marulus, Marcus de Marulis.
exhibition: Split Marukiceva Doba
Exhibition, Muzej Grada Split, Split 22 November 2001 - 11 January 2002).
scribe: Dmine Papalic fl.1520-1525
Scribe and illuminator, Split.
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