Written in an upright humanist hand, 30 lines, single column, ruled with a hard point, brown ink.
Two three-line blue initial ‘P’s, opening line in red, names of the actors set out into the margins.
Open for research; material must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.
Andria, Act V, scene 4, line 15 – scene 6, line 19.
Purchased, 2013. Accession 2013-071.
As Albinia de la Mare showed, the script of this elegant humanist manuscript is attributable to the accomplished scribe Giuliano di Antonio of Prato, Florence, and can be dated to c. 1450–60 (see A. C. de la Mare, ‘A Livy copied by Giacomo Curlo dismembered by Otto Ege’, in Linda L. Brownrigg and Margaret M. Smith, eds., Interpreting and collecting fragments of medieval books, 2000, pp. 57–88, p. 57). The script was earlier attributed by de la Mare to the Florentine scribe ‘Messer Marco’. [dealer description]
The imperfect manuscript from which this leaf comes belonged to Otto Ege and is recorded by de Ricci, Census, II, p. 1947, no. 65. Other leaves were Quaritch Catalogue 1088, no. 90, and 1147, no. 117.