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Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley, Bancroft Library,  BANC MS UCB 002
Description: ff. ii + i + 100 + ii - Red morocco over pasteboards, 19th century; round green label on spine, "186"; gilt decoration on front and back covers imitates design of first historiated initial. - Sir Thomas Brooke (1830-1908); bequest of James K. Moffitt to Bancroft Library UC Berkeley 1956. Previous call numbers MAR 39, 2MS B665 D2. - Bond and Faye, p. 5, n. 62.
Notes:-Armorial bookplate of Sir Thomas Brooke on front pastedown.
Acknowledgments: - Information for this description provided by C. W. Dutschke.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 13
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/BANCMSUCB002_1

Part 1: ff. 1-100
Description: - Parchment - 200 x 136 mm - 26 and 27 long lines ruled in ink; ff. 93-100v ruled in ink and dry point.
Country: ItalyCardinal point: northeastern
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XVexSearchable Date Range: 1485 - 1499
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: 2; scribe 1, ff. 1-92v; scribe 2, ff. 93-100v.
Script: Humanistic, noting hand.
Artist(s): Cristoforo Cortese, style of
Figurative Decoration: 8 historiated initials with gold backgrounds and floral marginal extensions.
Other Decoration: 6- and 3-line painted initials in gold. Space reserved for 2- and 4-line initials throughout.
Notes: Table of contents for codex added in contemporary noting hand to f. i verso; texts annotated in one 15th-century hand.
Number of Texts: 7

Text 1: ff. 1-64v
Author: Augustine (Aurelius Augustinus)
Title: Miscellany
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Includes De beata vita De ordine Book 2; sermon 129, "De Calendis Januariis"; and sermon 278, "De Auguriis." 
Not Availablef. 1v   Table of contents, added s. XV.

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Not Availablef. 2   Historiated initial, St. Augustine.

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Not Availablef. 2v   Miniature with inset initial, two men in a sailboat.

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Not Availablef. 23v   Painted initial.

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Not Availablef. 25   Historiated initial, St. Augustine.

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Not Availableff. 48v-49   Readers' pointing hands, brackets, "nota" mark and notes.

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Not Availablef. 58   Historiated initial (of January?); painted initial.

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Not Availablef. 61   Historiated initial, man counting.

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Text 2: ff. 67-76v
Title: Prologue to the Vitaspatrum Life of Macarius
Language(s): Latin
Not Availablef. 68   Historiated initial, St. Jerome.

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Text 3: ff. 76v-80v
Title: Life of Moses the Ethiopian
Language(s): Latin
Not Availablef. 78   Historiated initial, the Ethiopian monk Moses.

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Text 4: ff. 80v-87
Author: Jerome (Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus)
Title: Vita Malchi monachi captivi
Language(s): Latin
Not Availablef. 81v   Historiated initial, Malchus as tonsured monk.

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Text 5: ff. 87v-90v
Author: Battista Malatesta
Title: Poem addressed to Jerome
Language(s): Italian

Text 6: ff. 90v-92v
Author: Jerome (Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus)
Title: Prologue to Liber questionum hebraicarum in Genesim
Language(s): Latin

Text 7: ff. 93-100v
Author: Jerome (Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus)
Title: Vita S. Pauli primi eremitae
Language(s): Latin
Not Availablef. 94   Change of hand and decoration.

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Not Availablef. 98   Slit along outer vertical bounding line from excessive force applied in dry point ruling, in lower margin.

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