Digital Scriptorium
New York, New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division,  NYPL MA 017
Description: ff. 73 - Old wooden boards, with leather back. Italian binding. - George Templeton Strong sale (New York, 1878). Given in 1878 by J.J. Astor. - De Ricci, 1318.
Number of Parts: 2 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: Latin Country: Italy Century: 14th 12th

Part 1: f. 1r-v
Description: - Parchment - 257 x 191 mm - 10 lines of music, 10 long lines of writing per page. Ruled in drypoint, prickings visible.
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XIISearchable Date Range: 1100 - 1199
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Gothic
Music: One red stave with square notation
Other Decoration:
Notes: Stub of other half of this sheet seen after f. 11. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: f. 1
Title: Antiphonal
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: //gitta volante per diem a negotio perambulante in tenebris
Explicit: quam offendas ad lapidem pedem tuum. Vers., Super aspi//
Status of text: Fragment

Part 2: ff. 2-73v
Description: - Parchment - 256 x 189 mm - 22 lines in 2 columns, ruled in very light pencil and in drypoint. Prickings and catchwords visible. One folio (part 1, perhaps was formerly large sheet serving as cover of first quire) followed by six quires of 10 folios each and one quire of 12.
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: LombardyCity:
Assigned Date: s. XIV4/4Searchable Date Range: 1375 - 1399
Dated by scribe: YesInscribed Date: 1381, December 29
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;1
Script: Italian round gothic
Figurative Decoration: Opening initial shows two human figures; f. 11v initial with animal head.
Other Decoration: 2-line red and blue initials with red or purple penwork extending into border. Painted large initials in various colors appear occasionally; also painted border designs. Very pale yellow daubs as placemarkers.
Notes: On f. 73v dated 29 December 1381. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 2-73v
Author: Boethius
Title: De consolatione philosophiae
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Carmina qui quondam studio florete pegi. Flebilis heu mestos
Explicit: Explicit liber boetii. Deo gratias. Amen. M ccc lxxxii iv Kalendas januarii.