3.5 Classical Roman Literature
MS in Latin on vellum, Leon?, North Spain, 2nd half of 12th c., in Romanesque book script, headings and initial letter on every line in red, 2-line initials in red, 10 large decorated initials in ropework or leafy pattern in colours, 2 large historiated initials in colours.
MS in Latin and Greek on vellum, Firenze, Italy, ca. 1435-40, 156 ff. (complete), 35 lines in an extremely fine regular round humanistic book script, headings in red capitals, the spaces in text filled with Greek minuscule and capitals, as well as further annotations in autograph by the humanist Giovanni Aurispa, the first owner.
MS in Latin on vellum, Milano, Italy, ca. 1440, in a cursive humanistic book script by 2 scribes, headings in red, 2-line initials in blue or red with contrasting penwork throughout, 3 very large historiated illuminated initials, 2 of them by the Master of the Vitae Imperatorum.
MS in Latin on vellum, Padua, Italy, ca. 1475, 22-23 lines in a rounded humanistic book script with some Gothic features by Bartolomeo Squara, 81 initials in olive, blue or purple, historiated illuminated initial, arms and illuminated border in the style of the Putti Master, and the Master of the London Pliny.
MS in Latin on vellum, Mainz(?), Rheinland, Germany, 1478, 45 lines in Gothic cursive book script, spaces left for Greek words, 4 large 4-to 7-line painted initials, 2 in pale green with brown decoration, 2 with partial borders in leafy designs in colours with white tracery.