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LUL MS.F.3.2: Jacobus Curlus, In Terentium et Strabonem. In Latin. Naples, c.1459.

Detail of MS.F.3.2: Jacobus Curlus, In Terentium ePhysical description: On parchment. ii + 156 + ii leaves, hard point ruling.  280 x 203 mm.

Contents: Prologus, Epitoma Donatii in Terentium; f.93b: Epitoma commentarii in Strabonis libros iv, v, vi.

Decoration: Initials: three 8-line with white vine decoration, gold on blue, green and purple with white dots; 4-line and 3-line initials with sanme decoration. f.1 continuous border with roundel of Terence(?), arms of Ferdinand of Aragon, King of Naples 1458-14, and parrot-like bird, 'attributable to Gioachino dei Gigantibus' (MERT 74).

Binding: Conservation work by Ian Maver (see 2002 citation below). 19th century half-leather with cloth sides, with binder's label of Woolstencroft, Warrington.

Provenance 1459-1459: Written for Ferdinand, King of Naples, in humanistic script, c.1459.

Provenance 1800-1900: owned by Camillo Minieri-Riccio (1818-1882).

Provenance 1900-1900: Thomas Glazebrook Rylands bequest (1900). Rylands catalogue, pages 8-9.

Published citations and unpublished notes:

1943-1953: T. de Marinis, La biblioteca napoletana dei re d'Aragona (Milan, 1943-53). v.2, pages 57-60 reprints an inaccurate version of the Prologus, and reports this MS to be lost.

1953/1955: former MSS handlist cites correspondence with P.O. Kristeller suggesting provenance of C. Miniero Riccio (1812-1882).

1961: P.O. Kristeller review in Manuscripta 5 (1961) pages37/8 "might very well have been written by Curlo himself". But thought unlikely by Dr. A.C. de la Mare (see MERT 74).

2002: Lien Gyles & Ian Maver (2002), 'Conserving eleven late mediæval manuscripts for Liverpool University', Studies in Conservation, 47:sup5, 88-91. doi: 10.1179/sic.2002.47.s3.018.

Published descriptions

  • 1900: John Sampson, A catalogue of the books ... bequeathed by the late Thomas Glazebrook Rylands ... to the Library of University College Liverpool (Liverpool: University Press, 1900).
  • 1983: N. R. Ker, Medieval manuscripts in British libraries (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983).


Microfilm copy available for consultation.

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