Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 473 (V.6.23)
Title: Somnivm Scipionis
Date of Creation: Between 1499 and 1599
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Marci Tvllii Ciceronis, Somnivm Scipionis. (a Lvdovico Brvnio in lingvam gallicam translatvm.)
Cicero's Dream of Scipio, translated into French by Ludovicus Brunius:
Begins - after an Epistle Dedicatory to King Henry VIII. which begins (1, 1 recto lines 1-6): A treshault trespuissant et tres= | excellent [engrossed] prince Henry huitiesme | De ce nom par la grace de dieu Roy | dangleterre et de france, deffenseur | de la foy et seigneur Dhirlande tres= | humble Salut. and ends (1, 3 verso line 12): le vray deffenseur a Poem of dedication (1, 4 recto lines 1-11): Ad serentissimum Anglie, et Francie | Regem Henricum octauum. | Inclyta regali splendens tua dextera sceptro, | Quanquam omni est doctis tempore plena libris. | Sic tamen indoctos semper promptissima sumit, | Vt data sit nulli parua repulsa libro. | Hunc ergo accipiet, clementi dextra favore, | Que nusquam est aliquo uisa sinistra die. | Vestrę serenissimę maiestatis | obseruantissimus | Lodoicus Brunius . and a title page (1, 4 verso lines 1-7): . Le songe de scipion | prins du sixiesme | liure de la chose | publicque de | Cicero transla= | te en fran= | cois. - (2, 1 recto line 1): A [ornamental initial] u temps que ie vins en affricque . [engrossed as on 1, 1].
Ends (3, 8 verso lines 10, 11): les dictes 11 se departit de moy et Incontinent ie | feus eueille.
Remarks: On i, 3 recto in a XVII.-XVIII. Cent. hand: price, o . a . b.
[Formerly Q.7.5; Q.7.118].
This is a composite volume. The earliest part, probably 11th cent., is SS. Mark - John and the menologion; this has its own signatures, starting at [unkeyable character]. Then S. Matthew, 12th-13th cent.; Eusebius' letter and canons may go with this (I should need to look again to be sure). Finally the first two items, 15th cent. Contents no. 7 l. 1 read [Greek characters]. (I.C. Cunningham, 28/5/81.)
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 7½ x 5½, ff. 20, well written in single cols. of 15 lines, each 5 3/4 x 4¼, ruled and margined with red ink, no signatures or catchwords, foliation, modern, in pencil, soiled and damp-stained, no marginalia. Cent. XVI.
Binding: Pasteboards, replacing original covers (probably limp vellum), quarter bound vellum, sides, marbled-paper, title (ink) illegible. Cent. XVII.-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. 394.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: French
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: 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. 394.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
dedicatee: Henry VIII King of England 1491-1547
subject: Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus 236-183 B.C.
translator: Ludovicus Brunius fl.c.1510
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