Florence, Italy, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, MS Banco Rari 230 (olim Magliabechi XIX.141), All folios

Physical description

Material: paper

Number of leaves: ii + 151 + ii

Format: bound upright but prepared oblong

Page dimensions: 159 x 218

Quire structure: Text version

Title page / Frontispiece: 'Libro di Canzonette in Musica' inscribed probably by the main scribe of the manuscript (f. 1r).

Other devices: 1. Traces of old, possibly original foliation in ink in the bottom left-hand corner of the verso of several folios, up to f. 199; the following folios are missing according to the old foliation: 55-76, 78, 86-94, 97-100, 107, 112, 119, 132, 139-141, 170, 181, 182, 185, 189, 194, 197, 198. Two sets of modern foliation in pencil.
2. Two modern foliations in pencil, bottom recto.
3. Watermarks: 1. ladder in a circle surmounted by a six-pointed star similar to Zonghi no. 1550 (Fabriano 1497); 2. anchor in a circle surmounted by a star, similar to Zonghi nos. 1584 and 1588 (Fabriano 1456 and 1511); 3. crowned eagle in a circle, similar variants in Briquet nos. 203 and 204 (Lucca 1504).

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Preparation and Copying

Preparation 1: ff. 1-119, 121-140; Preparation 2: ff. 120, 141-151