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Shelfmark Burney Ms 353
Held By BL
Country Italy
Period 15c
Cover Material Goatskin
Decorative Technique Tooled in blind; Tooled in gold
Style Knotwork/ropework; Panel design
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Author Antonius Vegnatus
Title De re militari, with prefatory letter Origin Italy, N. E. (Venice) Date between 1486 and 1501 Language Latin [Manuscript]
Place of Publication [Italy]
Date of Publication [15c]
References
Notes Humanistic script. Agostino Barbarigo, Doge of Venice (Doge 1486 to 1501) (his arms, f. 2, and dedication to him, ff. 2, 3v ). Rev. Thomas Crofts (b. 1722, d. 1781) (his initials 'TC/E', centre of the inside upper cover): his sale, 7 April 1783 and forty-two following days, lot 8244, bought with lot 8243 by Wodhull for 12s 6d. Michael Wodhull (b. 1740, d. 1816), book collector and poet (erased inscription in his format and the date 'May 27th 1783', f. 1). Charles Burney (b. 1757, d. 1817), D.D., classical scholar.Acquired by the British Museum as part of Burney's library from his son Charles Parr Burney in 1818. Central lettering on upper cover added later.
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