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Treatise on memory: MS 357

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Treatise on memory




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Paper (watermark Briquet no. 3868), i modern paper flyleaf + 13 fols. + i modern paper flyleaf, 207 x 135 (160 x 103) mm, 34 – 37 long lines, ruled in black ink, quire and leaf signatures.

BINDING: nineteenth century, marbled paper over pasteboards

CONTENTS: fol. 1r List of capitula for chapters 1 – 14; fols. 1r – 13v Treatise based on Rhetorica ad Herennium, Bk III.1, Cum res ac dispositionem ac modum eas loquendi excogitavimus.

ORNAMENTATION: Blue penwork initial [Q, 7 ll.] with red pen-flourished infill and frame for list of capitula (fol. 1r); alternate blue and red penwork initials [3 ll.]; capitals highlighted in red.


History note: Dr Georg Kloss, Frankfurt-am-Main (bookplate inside upper cover); his sale, Sotheby’s, London, 27 May 1835, lot 4564; purchased by Longman; Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792 – 1872), his MS 11728 (ownership inscription inside upper cover); his sale, Sotheby’s, London, 17 – 20 May 1897, lot 200; purchased by Tregaskis; James Stewart Henderson (d.1933); his bequest, 1933.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933) by Henderson, James Stewart


Fifteenth century
Production date: circa AD 1480

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  • Cambridge Illuminated

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Support composed of paper
Text Height 160 mm Width 103 mm
Page Height 207 mm Width 135 mm

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Inscription or legends present

  • Text: splendorem. Alius autem
  • Type: Secundo folio

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 357
Primary reference Number: 169779
Project ID: 3514
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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