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Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library,  MS Typ 0009
Description: ff. 100 - Late 18th-century French purple morocco, gilt - Sold by Vespasiano da Bisticci of Florence; possibly bought by Cardinal Jean Jonffroy, Bishop of Arras and later of Albi, 1461; Chardin (his sale, Paris 1825, lot 2128); Sir Thomas Phillipps (MS 862); bought by the Library from William H. Robinson Ltd. in 1947 - Harvard College Library, Illuminated & Calligraphic Manuscripts, 26, no. 84; Bond and Faye, Supplement, 251; Walters Art Gallery, 2,000 Years of Calligraphy, 64, no. 46, illus; Wieck, Late Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts, 68, no. 33. Giuseppe M. Cagni, Vespasiano da Bisticci e il suo epistolario (Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letterature, 1969).
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 7
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/MSTyp0009_2
Language: Latin Country: Italy Century: 15th
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Part 1: ff. 1-100v
Description: - Parchment - 336 x 230 mm
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: TuscanyCity: Florence
Assigned Date: s. XV2/4Searchable Date Range: 1450 - 1475
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;
Script: Humanistic minuscule
Artist(s): Filippo di Matteo Torelli
Other Decoration: Gilt white-vine title-page border and 7 large gilt white-vine initials
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-100v
Author: Leonardo Bruni
Title: Epistulae familiares
Title: Epistolarum Domini Leonardi liber primus incipit
Language(s): Latin
Notes: MS originally contained 8 books, but now ends at Book 7 on f.98v. 
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f. 1   Initial "L" with vinework border

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f. 3v  

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f. 10   Initial "L"

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f. 26v  

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f. 98v  

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f. 100   Vespasianus librarius florentinus vendidit.

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