MS. Lyell 81
On fols. 1r, 2v, 23r, 66v, faceted initials in blue, green, or plum on rectangular backgrounds with concave sides and bevelled corners in the same colours; smaller initials plain red or blue. In the lower margin of fol. 1r on a delicately shaded blue background two standing putti support the Barbo arms, with a cross and cardinal's hat above. Probably the dedication copy presented to Cardinal Marco Barbo, patriarch of Aquileia, by Barozzi whilst bishop of Belluno, 1471-1487. (P&A ii. 560, pl. LII)
Provenance and Acquisition
Chosen as one of the hundred manuscripts bequeathed to the Bodleian by Lyell in 1948.
Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)