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Reference files of Albinia de la Mare, containing photocopies of manuscripts and related papers: 'Notes and reproductions, miscellaneous collections, Florentine scribes', 1961-1997 and n.d. [c.1960-1990]

MS. 18746/89
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Folder 1: 'Christie's 1997', correspondence with Kay Sutton of Christie's and others, 1989-1997, and related papers, including notes and photocopies of manuscripts, concerning

  1. the 'Feltrinelli sale' (3 Dec 1997), in particular regarding a manuscript signed 'Pierus ser Bonachursii Not.' (former Hoepli, Aug 1934, lot 144. Piero apparently also signed / owned Florence, Biblioteca Riccardiana, MS. 1122 and 1402).
  2. a manuscript signed by Jacopo Cocchi Donati ( Theotocon)
  3. a manuscript containing Pietro Apollonio Collazio, Epist. ad Pium II et al., scribe probably Paganus Raudensis
  4. Petrus de Crescentiis copied by Silvester Pisanus
  5. Columella, scribe Stefano Guarnieri
  6. Vergil manuscript, Florence, c.1430-1440, possibly annotated by Giorgio Antonio Vespucci; Vergil signed by Uberto Decembrio, 1417
  7. Vespasiano, Vita dell'Alessandra de' Bardi, scribe Sinibaldus C.

Folder 2: 'Italy, 14th century or earlier - misc[ellaneous]', images and notes, 1987-1992, relating to

  1. Austin, University of Texas, University Library, MS. 45 (former Phillipps 8881, Dante, Divina Commedia, paper, Florence?, at end date 1363)
  2. Austin, University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, MS. 7 (Book of Hours, use of Rome, late 15th century, Naples?); 15 (Breviary, use of congregation of Santa Giustina, 15th century, at the end a 17th century? ex-libris of a monastery in Genoa of the 'congregatio casinensis')
  3. Bologna, Biblioteca Universitaria, MS. 2298 (Orosius, possibly Bolognese style decoration, c.1300, from San Salvatore, with a lot of marginalia and corrections in several 14th century hands, one of which is strongly reminiscent of Salutati); 2684 (John of Salisbury, second half or late 14th century); 1951 (Curtius Rufus, fractured Gothic hand, scribe 'scripsit qui fuit Nasimbene benvenuti not.'); 22001 (Orosius, Italy, 12th century); 2341 (Nonius Marcellus, probably Bologna, late 14th-early 15th century)
  4. Cambridge, University Library, Nn. 3. 4 (Vergil, Opera with argumenta, Italy, late 14th century, many glosses, some of which are in an early humanistic hand from Bologna? or north east, others in a good Italic hand)
  5. London, British Library, Add. 11986 (Seneca, Tragedies, possibly Padua, late 14th century, San Marco binding, no. 224, additions and part of decoration apparently Florentine, by or for? Salutati)
  6. Capilupi manuscripts
  7. Montecassino, MS. 152 (Chrysostom, De compunctione, translated by Traversari?, in 2 columns in semi-Gothic script, bound with two Beneventan manuscripts)
  8. Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, MS. 10124 (Aristotle, Ethics, in Italian translation, Bologna?, 14th century or earlier?, coat of arms added in lower border fol. 1, Florence, second quarter 15th century, possibly by Bartolomeo Varnucci)
  9. Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Cod. 84
  10. Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Plut. 63. 20; 63. 21; S. Croce 19 sin. 7 (all Livy?); S. Croce 15 dext. 11
  11. Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Ital. 81
  12. Bologna, Museo Civico Medievale, MS. 639
  13. Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Lat. 5690 (Livy);
  14. Pistoia, Biblioteca Forteguerriana, A. 40

Folder 3: images, 1961 and n.d. [c.1970-1984], relating to

  1. former Sotheby's, 11 Dec 1961, lot 195, manuscript of Servius' Comm. on Vergil (Milan, second half 15th century, written for G.G. Sforza, signed by Ambrogio da Marliano)
  2. Christie's, 25 Jun 1986 (manuscripts, non-humanistic)
  3. London, British Library, Royal 15 B. XX
  4. an inscription, with reference to E. Borsook, 'L'Hawkwood d'Ucello et la Vie de Fabius Maximus de Plutarque' in Revue de l'Art, 50 (1982)
  5. Phillips sale, Blenstock House London, 16 Feb 1984, lot 434
  6. Sotheby's, 3 Jul 1984, lot 72, 88
  7. Frankfurt, Joseph Baer, Cat. (1912), no. 4683

Folder 4: 'Facsimiles from Manuscripts', album apparently compiled by R.J. Mitchell and given to de la Mare, n.d. [c.1960], containing images of manuscripts, mainly from the British Library and the Bodleian Library

Folder 5: '[Florentine scribes], Scribe of [Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana,] Urb. lat. 5 and Vienna, [Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Cod.] 656)', notes and images, 1968-1992 and n.d. [c.1970-1990]

Folder 6: 'Late Florentine scribes, formal, anonymous - groups or pairs', notes and images, 1968-1992 and n.d. [c.1970-1990], relating to

  1. Scribe of Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Plut. 20. 14; 13. 16
  2. Scribe of Budapest, Orszagos Széchényi Könyvtár, Clmae. 345
  3. Scribe of Modena, Biblioteca Estense, Lat. 436
  4. Scribe of Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Plut. 12. 14
  5. Scribe of Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Plut. 12. 15; 16. 7; 16. 9; 14. 4; 14. 10
  6. Scribe of Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Plut. 78. 3; 78. 4
  7. Scribe of London, British Library, Burn. 203
  8. Scribe of Budapest, Orszagos Széchényi Könyvtár, Clmae. 436
  9. Scribe of Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Plut. 78. 3 and 78. 4
  10. Scribe of London, British Library, Burn. 190


  • Creation: 1961-1997 and n.d. [c.1960-1990]


1 box (6 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 18746/89

Former reference:

Archive A. C. de la Mare, sect. II., cont. XII