Treatises by Petrus Paulus Vergerius the elder, Guarino Veronese and Magnus Basilius

Scope and Content

Three treatises bound in one volume; the title pages, colophons and a few initials are illuminated. The verso of the penultimate leaf has been used for a notarial instrument dated 28 August 1571. The last leaf [blank?] is missing and has been replaced by a leaf from another MS. ff [1-51]: Petri Pauli [Vergerii] Iustinopolitani ad Ubertinum Karrariensem De ingenuis moribus ac liberalibus adolescentiae studiis liber; ff 52-3: Ode from Vergerius to Ubertinus in 15 stanzas beginning "Kariget nobis pater atque princeps"; ff 54- Guarini Ver[onensis] ad Angelum Corbinellum Florentinum in Plutarchi De liberis educandis translationem de graeco incip[it] prohoemium; ff 89- Magni Basilii De modostudendi poetis et oratori[b]us ex graeco in latinum versum ab clarissimo oratore Leonardo [Aretino] lib[er]. Usually known as "De liberalibus studiis et ingenuis moribus".

Administrative / Biographical History



f. 34 has been cut out and mistakenly tipped in between f. 35 and 36.

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Acquisition Information

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Other Finding Aids

N.R. Ker, Medieval MSS. in British Libraries: I, London (1969), pp. 366-7.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The MS. has been mutilated by cutting and subsequently partially repaired. The illumination has been damaged by damp, and clumsily retouched, with some inaccuracies.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by K Attar.

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Custodial History

Originally in the Phillipps collection