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Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library,  LJS 059
Description: ff. i + 34 + i - Contemporary 16th-century morocco binding - Formerly held in a private collection in Würzburg, Germany. Sold by Sam Fogg Ltd. (London) to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, Feb. 1997 (bookplate inside upper cover). Gift of Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011 - Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 151
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: Latin Century: 16th

Part 1: ff. 1-34
Description: - Parchment - 240 mm x 164 mm
Country: Cardinal point:
Region: City: Venice
Assigned Date: s. XVIinSearchable Date Range: 1500 - 1515
Dated by scribe: YesInscribed Date: 1510
Document: YesNumber of Scribes: Single hand
Script: Italic
Figurative Decoration: Full title page illumination showing Saint Paul presenting the kneeling Paolo Nani to the enthroned Virgin and Child, surrounded by a border of white and gold grisaille on blue, incorporating the Venetian winged lion of San Marco at the top and arms at the bottom (f. 1r)
Other Decoration: Square capitals in left margin at beginning of paragraphs, alternating between red and green
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1r-33v
Title: Commission
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Commission from Leonardo Loredan, doge of Venice, addressed to Paolo Nani, concerning Nani's duties, rights, and obligations while holding the positions of podestà (civil administrator) and capitaneus (military commander) of Treviso, a mainland community north of Venice under Venetian control