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Philadelphia, Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department,  Horace MS 2 (olim Lewis E 235a)
Description: ff. i + 132 + i - Contemporary goatskin over wooden boards, one of two original leather strap clasps remains; gilt and gauffered edges. - Arms of the Tirelta of Treviso with initials Z. T; Sydney Cockerell, London; his sale London, Sotheby's, April 3, 1957, lot no. 16; London, Christie's, November 28, 1960, lot. 52; Free Library of Philadelphia.
Notes:-For bibliography, see sale catalogue entries included in notes in curatorial file; Inscribed on verso front flyleaf: "Sidney C. Cockerell, Cambridge, Jan. 16 1924."
Number of Parts: 2 - Number of Images Available: 4
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Language: Latin Country: Italy Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. 1-130
Description: - Parchment - 243 x 140 mm - 1 column of 31 lines, ruled in hard-point.
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: City: Venice
Assigned Date: s. XV4/4Searchable Date Range: 1475 - 1499
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: Scribe : ff. 1r-100v; scribe 2: ff. 101-130v
Script: Humanistic
Figurative Decoration: 1 historiated 6-line initial.
Other Decoration: 9 5-line illuminated initials, 2-line blue initials throughout, coat of arms on. f. 1r.
Notes: Latin
Acknowledgments: - See entry in Sotheby's sale catalogue for full description of scibal activity.
Number of Texts: 5

Text 1: ff. 1r-25v
Author: Horace (Quintius Horatius Flaccus)
Title: Qvinti Oratii Flacci Venvsini poetae illvstrissime episolarvm liber primvs Epistolae (Epistles)
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Prima dicte mihi svmma dicende camena sic . . .
Explicit: . . . Rideat et pulset lasciua decentius aetas.
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f. 1r   Opening page with the coat of arms of the Tirelta family of Treviso
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front inner flyleaf   Inscriptions
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Text 2: ff. 26r-33v
Author: Horace (Quintius Horatius Flaccus)
Title: Ars Poetica (Art of Poetry)
Title: Q. Oratii Flacci poetria
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Hvmano capiti ceruicem pictor equinam . . .
Explicit: . . . Non missura cutem, nisi plena cruoris, hirudo.
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f. 26r   Opening page of the Art of Poetry
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Text 3: ff. 34r-68v
Author: Horace (Quintius Horatius Flaccus)
Title: Satires
Title: Q. Oratii Flacci sermonvm liber primus
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Qui fit Mecoenas: ut nemo quam sibi fortem . . .
Explicit: . . . Canidia afflasset peior serpentibus Afris.
Notes: Two Books 

Text 4: ff. 69r-120r
Author: Horace (Quintius Horatius Flaccus)
Title: Odes, Four Books
Title: Q. Oratii Flacci carminvm liber primus
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Mecoenas attauis edite tegibus . . .
Explicit: . . . Progeniem ueneris canemus

Text 5: ff. 120v-130v
Author: Horace (Quintius Horatius Flaccus)
Title: Epodes
Title: Q. Oratii Flacci epodos
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Ibis liburnis inter alta nauium . . .
Explicit: . . . Plotem artis in te nihil agentis exitum.

Part 2: ff. 131-132
Description: - Parchment - 243 x 145 mm
Country: EnglandCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XXSearchable Date Range:
Dated by scribe: YesInscribed Date: 1926
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Scribe(s): Graily Hewitt
Notes: A note on the inside of the back cover in Sydney Cockerell's hand, dated April 1926, states: "When I bought this book the two final leaves were missing. They have now been supplied by Graily Hewitt," signed S.C.C. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 130v-132r
Author: Horace (Quintius Horatius Flaccus)
Title: Carmen seculare
Title: Q. Oratii Flacci. carmen secvlare
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Phoebe, syluarumque potens Diana . . .
Explicit: . . . Dicere laudes
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f. 131r   Carmen seculare (Modern addition)
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