MS. Holkham misc. 36
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
starting imperfect in II.xxi.3, due to the loss of the first quires and the first leaf of the second. This is MS. L of the editions.
starting imperfect in II.13.13 due to the loss of four quires at the beginning. The top half of fol. 30vb contains the first nineteen lines of the Africa.
39-42, 44 written lines, 'above top line'; in 2 columns.
Written and signed by John of Campofregosa in 1421 (see under Provenance).
Plain red and blue initials
Typical Holkham binding of polished and diced brown leather; the spine lettered in gilt from top to bottom 'PROPERTII CARM. -- PETREARCÆ EPIST. ELEG. -- MS.MCCCCXXI.'; boxed.
Provenance and Acquisition
Scribal colophon in red: 'Mo ccccoxxoi. die xa octobr. | Hic tua properti perfeci scripta Iohannes | Campofregosa stirpe pia genitus.' (fol. 17r).
Said by L. Dorez to have belonged to Giuseppe Valletta (1636-1714), of Naples (on whom see Hassall, 1970, 22, 22 n. 9).