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Detailed record for Burney 156

Author Pseudo-Cicero, Marcus Tullius Cicero
Title Philippica (ff. 1-69v), Topica (ff. 70-78v), Synonyma (ff. 79-84), De differentiis (ff. 84v-90)
Origin Italy, Central (Florence)
Date 1st half of the 15th century (perhaps first quarter of the 15th century)
Language Latin
Script Semi-humanistic and Gothic cursive
Scribe Perhaps written by Roberto de' Rossi
Decoration Large initials in blue with red pen-flourishing or in red with blue pen-flourishing. Small initials plain in red or blue.
Dimensions in mm 295 x 215 (240 x 180)
Official foliation ff. ix + 95 + 69*, 78* (ff. i-ix, 91-95 are paper flyleaves; ff. 91-92 are original)
Collation i-vii10 (ff. 1-69*); viii10 (ff. 70-78*), ix8 (ff. 79-86), xsix (ff. 87-92).
Form Paper codex
Binding Post-1600. Burney binding of lightly diced polished calf; flyleaves with watermark dated 1807.
Provenance Perhaps at least partly copied from Coluccio Salutati's copy of the Synonyma and De differentiis: Et hoc habui a ser Coluccio monacha. (f. 79, top right; see Berthold L. Ullman, The Humanism of Coluccio Salutati (Padua: Antenore, 1963), pp. 224-25).
Roberto de' Rossi: inscribed 'Iste liber e(st) Roberti francisci Derossis. Deflor(entia)' (f. 69v).
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.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part II: The Burney Manuscripts (1840), p. 52.

M. D. Reeve, 'Cicero: Topica', in Texts and Transmission: A Survey of the Latin Classics, ed. by L. D. Reynolds (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983), pp. 128-30 (p. 130 n. 32).
Last revised: 05 January 2005


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