Digital Scriptorium
Burlington, University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections,  MS 03
Description: ff. ii + 52 + ii - Bound, 1992, in modern goatskin. Previous binding, according to De Ricci, in green gilt calf with dentelle border. - Possibly written at the Bobbio scriptorium. Signed (by owner or scribe) on f. 52v, "Vincent." Purchased on 18 December 1869 in Paris, probably by Lucius E. Chittenden. From the library of Lucius E. Chittenden (1824-1900), the Vermont author, lawyer and politician who served as Register of the Treasury under President Lincoln. - De Ricci, pp. 2168-2169. -
Acknowledgments: - Thanks to Joy Partridge for her assistance in digital cataloguing of the Burlington manuscripts.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: Latin Country: Italy Century: undetermined
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Part 1: ff. 1r-52v
Description: - Parchment - 210 x 140 mm - 1-310 44^4# 510 68; catchwords at the bottom of fol. 10v, 20v, 30v, 44v. Written in 26 long lines, ruled in light brown ink.
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XIV/XVSearchable Date Range:
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;
Script: Semitextualis
Figurative Decoration: Five historiated initials with illumination in gold and colors depicting human figures in public and private intellectual discourse. (fol. 1r, 20r, 29r, 30v, and 35r). Each initial is accompanied by a border depicting scenes with bird, dragon, angel, human, stag, and hare subjects, engaged in hunting and music-making activities.
Other Decoration: Blue initials with red flourishes throughout, though a few initials remain without their flourishes though space was left for them (fol. 2v).
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 5

Text 1: ff. 1-19v
Author: Cicero
Title: De Amicitia
Title: Marci Tullii Ciceronis De amicicia liber Incipit
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Quintus Mucius Scevola augur multa narrare de Gaio Lelio suo socero memoriter et iocunde solebat
Explicit: ut ea excepta nichil amicicia prestabilius esse putetis. Marci Tulii Ciceronis de amicicia liber Explicit.

Text 2: ff. 20-28v
Author: Cicero
Title: Paradoxa
Title: Marci Tullii Ciceronis Paradoxa Incipiunt Feliciter.
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Animadverti Brute sepe Catonem avunculum tuum cum in senatu sententiam diceret
Explicit: non copiosi ac divites sed etiam inopes ac pauperes extimandi sunt. Marci Tullii Ciceronis paradoxa expliciunt.

Text 3: ff. 29-30
Author: Pseudo Sallust
Title: Invectiva
Title: Crispi Salustii in Marcum Tullium Ciceronem Invectiva Incipit
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Graviter et iniquo animo maledicta tua paterer Marce Tulli si te scirem
Explicit: illos odisti levissime transfuga neque in hac neque in illa parte fidem habens.

Text 4: ff. 30v-33v; f. 34r-v blank
Author: Pseudo Cicero
Title: Invectiva
Title: Marci Tullii Ciceronis in Crispum Salustium Invectiva Incipit
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Ea demum magna voluptas est Crispe Salusti equalem ac parem verbis vitam agere
Explicit: non que Salustius merito debeat audire sed ut ea dicam si qua ego honeste effari possim. Marci Tullii Ciceronis in Cispum Salustium Invectiva Explicit.

Text 5: ff. 35-52v
Author: Cicero
Title: De senectute
Title: Marci Tulii Ciceronis de senectute Liber Incipit
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: O Tite si quid ego adiuto curamve levasso
Explicit: ut ea que ex me vidistis re experti probare possitis.
Notes: Below text: "Res est grata senem iuveniliter esse iocosum/ Gratius est iuvenem moribus esse senem" (H. Walther, Proverbia Sententiaeque26649); "His boni viri rei publice consulunt . . . fecere merendo" (Macrobius, Comm. In Somnium Scipionis.