Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 508 (V.8.11)
Title: Dictionarivm Latinvm
Images: [ MS Hunter 508 fol. 1r ]
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1599
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Dictionarivm Latinvm.
Latin Dictionary:
Begins (1, 1 recto line 1): A [gilt illuminated initial] A. a. a. uox doloris est.
Ends (15, 7 recto lines 22, 23): quiescit si emendare non potest tollerat et gemit | Laus deo:
Remarks: On i, 4 verso in Dr. Wm. Hunter's hand: Lexica Latina duo, ordine | alphabetico.
The two Lexicons referred to are contained ff. 1, 1-2, 10. and 3, 1-8, 7., and consist, the first of adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and particles, the second of nouns, verbs, and adjectives.
On 1, 1 recto in the lower margin is a heraldic blazon. Two amoretti, with blue and crimson gold-touched wings, support a laurel wreath, within which is suspended by black ties a shield thus charged: (azure) a bar sinister (argent?), above and below which two lions rampant (or). There seems to have been a device on the bar, now erased.
On 1, 1 recto and 15, 6 recto (twice), and 15, 7 verso the name Ortentio Leoncillo is stamped in ink.
This owner may have been related to Antonio Leoncillo of Spoleto in Umbria, professor of Civil Law in Perugia, who died 1655.
See H. Schenkl, Bib. Pat. Lat. Brit. iv. 4, p. 33, 3199.
[Formerly Q.8.15; Q.8.153]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 7 x 4 3/4, ff. 147, originally ff. 148, well written in an Italian hand, in single cols. of about 36 lines, each 4 x 2, margined with brown crayon, not ruled, signatures (traces only), catchwords (many cropped), foliation, modern, in pencil, first page floreated, two gilt illuminated initial A's (ff. 1 and 21), red initials with violet ornament and gestures, blue initials with red ornament and gestures, numerous marginalia, much cropped, otherwise well preserved, fol. sec. Alicubi id est. Cent. XV.-XVI.
Binding: Millboards, front board loose, covered crimson morocco, gilt-tooled edges, sides and panelled back, blue black edges, title on black morocco shield: LEONCILLO. 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. 415.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Dictionary
Archival History: Provenance: Sold as Lot 850 in the sale of the library of David Mallet in London, 10 March 1766. Purchased by William Hunter for £0.10.6 according to the British Library copy of the Mallet sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 6 (4); provenance confirmed in N. R. Ker 'William Hunter as a collector of medieval manuscripts' ([Glasgow]: University of Glasgow Press, [1983]), p. 14.
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. 415.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

provenance: Ortentio Leoncillo
provenance: David Mallet c 1701-1765
Poet. Born in Scotland and named David Malloch but anglicised his name after moving to England. Contemporary and friend of Alexander Pope. Under-secretary to the Prince of Wales, 1742-1748. …
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