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Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley, Bancroft Library,  BANC MS UCB 009
Description: ff. ii + 259 + ii - Blind tooled blue morocco with gilt fillet, 19th century; gilt edges. - Giovannella Caracciolo, Duchess of Termoli (1474); George Folliott; his sale, Sotheby's (May 12, 1930, lot 80) to Quaritch; gift of James K. Moffitt to the Bancroft Library UC Berkeley (1956). Previous call numbers MAR 40, f2MS BR1705 A2H6. - Bond and Faye, p. 5, n. 63.
Notes:-Offset image of Caracciolo coat of arms (?) on f.1v; the coat of arms itself is no longer present.
Acknowledgments: - Information for this description provided by C. W. Dutschke. We thank Dr. Consuelo W. Dutschke for the identification of the artist, and thus the payment records and first owner of this manuscript.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 16
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/BANCMSUCB009_1
Language: Italian Country: Italy Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. 1-259
Description: - Parchment - 316 x 218 mm - 34 long lines ruled in ink.
Country: ItalyCardinal point: southern
Region: CampaniaCity: Naples
Assigned Date: s. XV3/4Searchable Date Range: 1474 - 1474
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date: 1474, April 1.
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: 1
Scribe(s): Andreuccio della Monaca of Cava dei Tirreni
Script: Gothic.
Artist(s): Cola Rapicano
Figurative Decoration: 30 historiated initials, usually 11-line on burnished gold ground.
Other Decoration: 4-line initials in gold on white-patterned cusped blue, red, green or particolored grounds.
Notes: The original full decorated border of f. 1 has been excised, and the written area of f. 1 has been mounted in a window created from the front flyleaf.
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-259
Author: Jerome (Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus)
Other Associate: In the translation of Domenico Cavalca
Title: Vitaspatrum
Language(s): Italian
Status of text: 2 bifolia bound in reversed position.
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Front pastedown   Armorial bookplate, s. XX, of George Folliott.
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f. 1   Rubric in gold square capitals; historiated initial: Paul the hermit.
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f. 1v   Offset on this former flyleaf of the full border decoration of the original f. 1.
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f. 6   Historiated initial: Anthony abbot as a young man.
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f. 42   Initial not completed.
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f. 65v   Initial not completed; historiated initial: Ammon facing the dragon.
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f. 100   Historiated initial: Isidore reading.
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f. 117   Historiated initial: Pachomius in prayer.
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f. 127   Historiated initial with putti: Pior with rosary.
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f. 130   Historiated initial: Melania in prayer.
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f. 131v   Historiated initial: Cronius (here "Oronius") in prayer.
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f. 152   Historiated initial: Pastor and two monks, the central figure not completed.
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f. 181   Historiated initial: Syncletica.
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f. 239v   Quotation from Ovid, Remedia amorisin red ink in the hand of the scribe.
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f. 250v   Catchword; two initials; rubrics.
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f. ii (back flyleaf)   Pressmark, "A.VI.5."
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