Florence, Italy, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, MS Banco Rari 229 (olim Magliabechi XIX.59), All folios

Physical description

Material: paper (with parchment)

Number of leaves: iii + V + 325 + iii

Format: upright

Page dimensions: 233 x 167

Quire structure: Text version

Title page / Frontispiece: A circular canon with personifications of the four winds and a motto 'Mundus et musica et totus concentus. Bartholomeus Rami' (extract by Bartolome Ramos de Pareja, the Spanish music theorist). Below, two putti supporting a table inscribed with a quotation from the third satire of Horace: 'Omnibus hoc vitium est cantoribus inter amicos ut numquam inducant animum cantare rogati, iniussi numquam desistant' (f. IIIv).

Other devices: 1. Quire signatures in following quires: viii: 'f1-5'; ix: 'g1-5'; x: 'h1-5' (ff. 61v-90v); xv: 'e1-5'; xvi: 'd1-5'; xvii: 'c1-5'; xviii: 'b1-5'; xvii: 'a1-5' (ff. 131r-180v).
2. Modern foliation in pencil, top right,
3. Watermarks of an eagle similar to Briquet nos. 81-91 (Tuscany); all except for ff. 291-324: watermark of a hat similar to Briquet nos. 3390-3391 (Florence, 1487 and 1491) (see [[Brown 1983]], 6).

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Preparation and Copying

IIIv IVr-Vv, 1r-324v