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[Divinarum institutionum libri septem / L. Caelius Firmianus Lactantius.]

By: Language: Latin, Greek, Modern (1453- ) Other title:
  • Lacantii advérsus gentes institutionum libri VII
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Non-Loanable Book RDS Archives Archival Material LAC/MAN (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Not for loan 000306742

Script: Humanistic.

Origin: Italy, Central (Florence)

Date: 1430(?)

Scribe: Perhaps Luigi Piero Guicciardini.

Decoration: 7 large white vine initials in gold, blue, yellow, green and brown. ff.1 illumination cherub holding coat of arms (unidentified)

Official foliation: ff.120 (2 parchment flyleaves)

Form: Parchment codex.

Dimensions in mm: 210 x 320


Each of the seven books has a sectional title in red script beginning with an illuminated initial.

Text in Latin with some interlinear Greek translation.

Tighe Bequest IeDuRDS

Library stamp and pressmarks: ' Bibliothéque De M.A. R. Courbonne fallitur hora legendo.' Manuscript appears in catalogue of the sale of M.A.R. Courbonne Library as "17. Lacantii advérsus gentes institutionum libri VII. Manuscrit du XV siécle, sur Vélin, avec les initiales en or et en couleur." Catalogue des livres de la Bibliothèque de M.A-R. Courbonne , dont la vente se fera le mardi 1er février 1842 et jours suivants ... maison Silvestre (Paris: Silvestre et Regnard, 1841), no 17. IeDuRDS

18th century full calf with gold chain tooling to board edges. Restored gold tooled spine with gold lettered morocco title labels. Green silk endpapers. IeDuRDS.

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