Digital Scriptorium
New York, New York Public Library, Spencer Collection,  NYPL Spencer 028
Description: ff. i + 80 + i - 18th century Italian vellum. - Naples, Duke of Cassano Serra (ca.1800); sold to Thorpe (1828); Sir Thomas Phillipps, his ms 6972; Sir Alfred Chester Beatty collection, his sale 1933; acquired by Quaritch for Spencer, 1933. - De Ricci, 1341. J.J.G. Alexander, ed., The Painted Page (London and New York, 1994), 120-1. G. Mariani Canova, ed., La miniatura a Padova dal medioevo al settecento(Modena 1999) 283-4. - Jonathan J. G. Alexander, James H. Marrow and Lucy Freeman Sandler, The Splendor of the Word: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the New York Public Library(London / Turnhout: The New York Public Library / Harvey Miller Publishers, 2005) n.76.
Acknowledgments: - We thank Prof. Giordana Mariani Canova for her extensive work towards the present description of this manuscript.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: Latin Country: Italy Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. 1-80v
Description: - Parchment - 235 x 152 mm - 26 long lines per page, ruled in drypoint. Catchwords visible. Collation: eight quinternions.
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: VenetoCity: Padua
Assigned Date: s. XV4/4Searchable Date Range: 1475 - 1499
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;1
Scribe(s): Francesco Buzzacarini
Script: Bastarda all'antica; rustic capitals
Artist(s): Giovanni VendraminDouce Master
Figurative Decoration: 38 miniatures of constellations
Other Decoration: 7-line green initial on elaborate blue/red field on f. 1. Throughout, 1-line blue initials.
Notes: The ms is dated to ca. 1475-80; scribal attribution to F. Buzzacarini by Dr. A. C. de la Mare. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-76v
Author: Hyginus
Title: De astronomia
Title: Hygini De Sideribus Tractatus Incipit. Hyginus M. Fabio plurimam salutem dicit.
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Etsi te studio grammaticae artis inductus non solum versuum moderatione quam pauci pervidere
Explicit: quae videri post signorum effusionem urnae aquarii quia ad ipsum usque decurrit accipies.