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MS. Lyell 80

Contents

Michele da Pavia , Poems (addressed to the condottiere Gentile Virginio Orsini of Bracciano (d. 1497) and other members of his family)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

The headings and first line of the first poem are written in large capitals in alternate lines of gold and blue. There are no initials for the later poems, but their headings are written in violet or red; a black bear, symbolizing the Orsini, has been painted at the beginning of several of the poems. Probably the presentation copy and written by Michele himself. (P&A ii. 374)

History

Origin: 15th century, late ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

James P. R. Lyell, 1871-1948

Chosen as one of the hundred manuscripts bequeathed to the Bodleian by Lyell in 1948.

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on A. de la Mare, Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts Bequeathed to the Bodleian Library Oxford by James P. R. Lyell (1971)