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  • The Book of the White Earl (MS. Laud Misc. 610)
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  • Abraham Eleazar (Samullis Baruch), Donum Dei (1735)
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  • Cicero, De inventione (MS Burney 161)

    Library or archive where the manuscript kept
    London, British Library
    Catalogue Number (Shelfmark)
    MS Burney 161
    Language
    Latin
    Script
    Protogothic
    Century
    XII
    Origin
    Italy
    Official Foliation
    104
    Dimensions
    260x145

    The manuscript created last quarter of the 12th century in Italy. Contains the text "De inventione" (ff. 3-53v) by Marcus Tullius Cicero and "Rhetorica ad Herennium" (ff. 53v-98) by Pseudo-Cicero.

    Decorations: Large interlace or foliate initials in colours and gold (ff. 3, 5, 27, 29, 53v, etc.), some with zoomorphic features. Small initials in red stroked with yellow wash. From f. 54v onward many initials lie horizontally within the text area. Added coat of arms of the Maffei family (f. 3).

     

    Cicero, De inventione (MS Burney 161) Illustrations

    Illustration 1
    Cicero, De inventione (MS Burney 161) - letter S Page (Folio): 3

    letter S

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    Vector Clipart: Cicero, De inventione (MS Burney 161) - letter S

    Illustration 2
    Cicero, De inventione (MS Burney 161) - Decorated initial letter C including animal headsPage (Folio): 27

    Decorated initial letter C including animal heads

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    Vector Clipart: Cicero, De inventione (MS Burney 161) - Decorated initial letter C including animal heads

    Illustration 3
    Cicero, De inventione (MS Burney 161) - letter A Page (Folio): 70

    letter A

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    Vector Clipart: Cicero, De inventione (MS Burney 161) - letter A

     

     
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