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The Resource Incipit liber ruraliu[m] co[m]modo[rum] a d[omi]no Petro de Crescentiis ciue Bononie : ad honore[m] omnipotentis Dei et serenissimi regis Karoli et ad utilitate[m] omnium gentiu[m] compilatus

Incipit liber ruraliu[m] co[m]modo[rum] a d[omi]no Petro de Crescentiis ciue Bononie : ad honore[m] omnipotentis Dei et serenissimi regis Karoli et ad utilitate[m] omnium gentiu[m] compilatus

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Incipit liber ruraliu[m] co[m]modo[rum] a d[omi]no Petro de Crescentiis ciue Bononie : ad honore[m] omnipotentis Dei et serenissimi regis Karoli et ad utilitate[m] omnium gentiu[m] compilatus
Title
Incipit liber ruraliu[m] co[m]modo[rum] a d[omi]no Petro de Crescentiis ciue Bononie
Title remainder
ad honore[m] omnipotentis Dei et serenissimi regis Karoli et ad utilitate[m] omnium gentiu[m] compilatus
Title variation
  • Incipit liber ruralium commodorum a domino Petro de Crescentiis ciue Bononie
  • Belt Manuscript 67
  • Belt 67
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Subject
Genre
Language
lat
Summary
Manuscript copy of 1466 by Giovanni Benali of Bergamo of Ruralia commoda, a 14th-century treatise on agriculture and animal husbandry by the Bolognese Pietro Crescenzi.
Member of
Cataloging source
CLU
Citation location within source
  • page 340
  • page 5, figure 21
Citation source
  • Marmor, M. "Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana," Book collector 38, no. 3 (Autum 1989):321-342
  • Ferrari, M. Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts at the University of California, Los Angeles
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in Latin
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
Crescenzi's work, written between 1304 and 1309, circulated in manuscript copies and in thirteen incunable editions, the first printed in 1471. It represents an excellent source for study of the Renaissance villa; Leonardo mentions it twice. His first reference to it is quite early--approximately 1485-1487, suggesting that he owned an early printed edition of it, or a manuscript copy
Label
Incipit liber ruraliu[m] co[m]modo[rum] a d[omi]no Petro de Crescentiis ciue Bononie : ad honore[m] omnipotentis Dei et serenissimi regis Karoli et ad utilitate[m] omnium gentiu[m] compilatus
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from incipit
  • Name of copyist and date of production from explicit on recto of final leaf: "Explicit liber de ruralibus co[m]modis editus a magistro Pietro de Cresentiis bononiense et scriptus p[er] me Iohan[n]e[m] filisi d[omini] benaliis de Benaliis a[n]no currente 1466. Et e[st] d[omi]ni benalii de benaliis ciuis P[er]gami et finitu[s] die 20 decembris."
  • Script: written in semi-cursive humanistic script with gothic influence; olive brown ink
  • Decoration: 8-line purple initial at beginning of text on recto of leaf [1], containing a portrait of the author painted in red, blue, and green against a blue background; within a square gold frame decorated with acanthus leaves in blue, green, and red extending into the upper and left margins; at bottom of page are the painted arms of Benalio Benali of Bergamo, featuring a black chevron and two cocks on a red backbround; encircled within a green and gold laurel wreath
  • Binding: bound in a tooled dark brown morocco binding of the Lothian library by George Orrock of Edinburgh ("Orrock binder Edin."), featuring ornamental and ruled panels enclosing a large gilt lozenge centerpiece with the initial "L" stamped in gold surmounted by a crown; gilt spine panels, and gold-stamped spine title "P. de Crescentiis Liber Ruralium. M.S. 1466;" gilt dentelles; red, blue, and green marbled endpapers; all edges gilt
  • Provenance: written for Benalio Benali of Bergamo by his son, Giovanni Benali, in 1466. Numerous marginal annotations in the hand of a Leonardo contempory. In the 19th century, the manuscript was owned by the Marquis of Lothian, whose vertical ownership inscription and library shelf-mark appear on recto of leaf [1]
Dimensions
33 cm (folio)
Extent
[203] leaves
Immediate source of acquisition
Samuel H. Kress Foundation and friends of Dr. Elmer Belt, in honor of his 80th birthday ;
Note
Forms part of the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana in UCLA Library Special Collections.
Other physical details
parchment, paper, color illustrations, coat of arms
System control number
  • (OCoLC)909067943
  • ucoclc909067943
Label
Incipit liber ruraliu[m] co[m]modo[rum] a d[omi]no Petro de Crescentiis ciue Bononie : ad honore[m] omnipotentis Dei et serenissimi regis Karoli et ad utilitate[m] omnium gentiu[m] compilatus
Publication
Note
  • Title from incipit
  • Name of copyist and date of production from explicit on recto of final leaf: "Explicit liber de ruralibus co[m]modis editus a magistro Pietro de Cresentiis bononiense et scriptus p[er] me Iohan[n]e[m] filisi d[omini] benaliis de Benaliis a[n]no currente 1466. Et e[st] d[omi]ni benalii de benaliis ciuis P[er]gami et finitu[s] die 20 decembris."
  • Script: written in semi-cursive humanistic script with gothic influence; olive brown ink
  • Decoration: 8-line purple initial at beginning of text on recto of leaf [1], containing a portrait of the author painted in red, blue, and green against a blue background; within a square gold frame decorated with acanthus leaves in blue, green, and red extending into the upper and left margins; at bottom of page are the painted arms of Benalio Benali of Bergamo, featuring a black chevron and two cocks on a red backbround; encircled within a green and gold laurel wreath
  • Binding: bound in a tooled dark brown morocco binding of the Lothian library by George Orrock of Edinburgh ("Orrock binder Edin."), featuring ornamental and ruled panels enclosing a large gilt lozenge centerpiece with the initial "L" stamped in gold surmounted by a crown; gilt spine panels, and gold-stamped spine title "P. de Crescentiis Liber Ruralium. M.S. 1466;" gilt dentelles; red, blue, and green marbled endpapers; all edges gilt
  • Provenance: written for Benalio Benali of Bergamo by his son, Giovanni Benali, in 1466. Numerous marginal annotations in the hand of a Leonardo contempory. In the 19th century, the manuscript was owned by the Marquis of Lothian, whose vertical ownership inscription and library shelf-mark appear on recto of leaf [1]
Dimensions
33 cm (folio)
Extent
[203] leaves
Immediate source of acquisition
Samuel H. Kress Foundation and friends of Dr. Elmer Belt, in honor of his 80th birthday ;
Note
Forms part of the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana in UCLA Library Special Collections.
Other physical details
parchment, paper, color illustrations, coat of arms
System control number
  • (OCoLC)909067943
  • ucoclc909067943

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