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San Francisco, San Francisco State University, J. Paul Leonard Library, De Bellis Collection,  De Bellis La. 01
Description: ff. 205 - Modern binding in calf over pasteboard; a gilt C stamped on each cover; edges sprinkled in green and red. - Arms of the Gonzaga of Mantua, flanked by initials "P," "M" on f. 2, painted over the orginal arms (?); f. iv, "D. Coelestis L'orepie [?] Benedictinus" (early modern); Donato Silva (1690-1779); Friedrich De Schennis (1852-1918); Frank V. de Bellis, 1964.
Acknowledgments: - Information for this description kindly provided by D. J. Dutschke and C. W. Dutschke.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 9
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/DeBellisLa.01_13
Language: Latin Country: Italy Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. 1-205v
Description: - Parchment - 242 x 148 mm - 32 long lines, vertical bounding lines in lead and horizontal lines in ink; no prick marks visible; horizontal, centered catchwords.
Country: ItalyCardinal point: northeastern
Region: VenetoCity: Venice (?)
Assigned Date: s. XV1/4Searchable Date Range: 1400 - 1425
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: 2 (ff. 156-157v, center bifolium, in second hand).
Scribe(s): Scribe of British Library, Burney 159
Script: Humanistic; Byzantinizing capitals for display script.
Other Decoration:
Acknowledgments: - We are grateful to Dr. A. C. de la Mare for the localizing and dating of this manuscript, as well as the identification of the scribe.
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 2-204v (flyleaves included in foliation)
Author: Cicero (Quintus Tullius Cicero)
Title: Epistulae ad familiares
Language(s): Latin
Explicit: . . .explicit. Nunc vigilasse iuvat dulce est meminisse laborum. Deo gratias. Laus deo . . .Quid enim prodest tibi si totum mundum luci aperis et detrimentum anime tue patiaris. Non pauper est qui pauper est sed quis plus cupit habere.
Notes: Greek supplied by a contemporary hand. 
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f. i verso   Successive ownership note and stamps.
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f. 1   Birds in infilling of white vine stem initial; present coat of arms and flanking initials apparently added over earlier coat of arms.
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f. 35v   [No Title for Display]
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ff. 83v-84   Greek added in reserved spaces internal to text, and in margin; orange crayon note and mark by modern reader.
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f. 86v   Infilling as white plant (not white vine stem) outlined in green.
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ff. 155v-156   Change of ruling pattern (addition of top rule full across) and scribe on central bifolium of quire.
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f. 179r   [No Title for Display]
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ff. 182v-183   Alternating red and blue 2-line initials; contemporary and modern correction in margin.
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f. 204v   [No Title for Display]
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