V. Paleography - Writing [series]:
Cartas familiares de Marcos Tulio
Cicero, traduzidas em Castellano .
Scope: Bound Auto ms. Purports to be Cicero’s correspondence with
various people. P. M. Arnold, in letter dated Jan. 3, 1977, notes:
“It appears to be in two or more hands, so it may have been copied
from some book, but I have not tried to identify such a book. It
is not complete, as a piece of paper is pasted over the heading of
another chapter on the bottom of the last page. Of course, it may
not have been finished by the person who wrote it. I thought it
interesting mainly as an example of the handwriting of the period.
The title page does not appear to be contemporaneous with the rest
of the book, so the dating may be incorrect.”
Giovambattista Palatino Gittadino Romano (16th
century), Gifro di Giovambattista Palatino
Gittadino Romano .
Scope: Bound, printed. Printed samples of Palatino’s calligraphic
work, including his Chauncery script. Palatino was know as the
“calligrapher’s calligrapher,” and his work went thorugh numerous
editions. These random samplings demonstrate how well known his
work was, and the broad interest in his calligraphy as an example
J. Teesfen, Verzameling von
Schriften en anderen Olflujusch voor hat
(Two volumes. Volume I, 37 pp., Volume II 86
Scope: Bound Auto ms. Both volumes bear the bookplate of A. G. de
Bruyn. Calligraphy samples using biblical tests, various
alphabets, decrees, proverbial texts, musical scores, accounts,
and a map. In Dutch, German, and English. Published in
William Coham Turner.
Scope: Calligraphy samples texts of proverbial sayings, probably
Turner’s own. Turner taught at Commercial and Mathematical School,
Barnstable, England (May 27-31, 1836). Sewn Auto ms., 7 pp.,
(Mid-summer 1835). Sewn Auto ms., 9 pp., (Nov. 14-28, 1838). Sewn
Auto ms., 14 pp.
(66 ½ leaves of vellum)
Scope: Sewn Auto ms., 66 ½ leaves of vellum with bound booklet of 16
vellum leaves and 4 vellum leaves with crude notations in pencil.
Written in Ge’ez, a language related to Amharic. Prayer book,
mostly involving prayers to St. Mary. In several unidentified