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HRC 35 Horace. Carmina, De Arte Poetica, Epodon, Epistolae, Sermones, with gloss of Pseudo-Acron and Vita Horatii. [Venice?], Italy: 15th century. 143 leaves: parchment, 285 x 190 mm. Written in Latin, humanistic book hand. Layout for primary text is 30 lines with glosses in humanistic cursive to either side on 75 lines ruled in drypoint. Calligrapher has been identified as Bartolomeo Sanvito (b. 1435) by Paul Shaw. Decorated with a frontispiece of saffron-colored parchment depicting a faun and satyr with flutes standing by an inscribed monument; Morosini arms supported by angels; eleven large gold initials with white vine stem decoration, six with white vine stem borders. Binding: Bound in vellum over pasteboards. Provenance: Written for the Venetian patrician Marco Antonio Morosini, as indicated in the first book of the Carmina; Morosini arms (fol. 1r); subsequently owned by Eugène Piot; Ambrose Firmin-Didot (1790-1876); and Robert Hoe (1839-1909); see De Ricci Supplement, University of Texas no. 17. Bibliography: Albinia Catherine De la Mare and Laura Nuvoloni. Bartolomeo Sanvito: the Life and Work of a Renaissance Scribe (Oxford: University Press for the Association internationale de bibliophilie, 2009). Use: Restricted from reading room use due to condition; available for classroom use in exhibit case only. Facsimile: Complete digital facsimile available. Information folder: Yes


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