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De officiis, etc., 1425 - 1475

Identifier: Gordan MS 111


Table of contents: M. T. C. De Officiis Liber Primus Feliciter Incipit; Unidentified paragraph on natural law.


  • Creation: 1425 - 1475


1 volumes

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Written in Italy in the middle of the fifteenth century. Early provenance unknown. Two catalogue entries glued to inside front cover, the second numbered 109a. Owned by Howard L. Goodhart (bookplate).


  1. Cicero, Marcus Tullius

Other related names

  1. Goodhart, Howard Lehman, former owner
  2. Goodhart, Howard Lehman, donor
  3. Gordan, Phyllis Goodhart, owner
  4. Gordan, John Dozier Jr., owner

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Howard Lehman Goodhart to Phyllis Goodhart Gordan and John Dozier Gordan, Jr.

Physical Description

Paper supoort (Watermarks: ff. 1-40 similar to Briquet Ciseaux 3670; ff. 41-100 similar to Briquet Fleur 6653), ff. 100 + ii (paper)/

Original blind-tooled brown calf boards with two brass leaf-shaped clasps on back (one now missing) and two small round bosses on front with the remains of straps. Re-backed brown leather spine, now cracked, has small dark-stained panel tooled in gold: CICERO/ DE/ OFFICIIS/ MS.

165 x 115 (113 x 68) mm.

23 lines, ruled with single vertical and horizontal bounding lines in hardpoint (ff. 21-22 and 29-30 ruled in ink) (Derolez 13.13). Remains of pricking in three outer margins.

Humanistic script, written by a single scribe

On f. 1r, 43r and 68v chapter headings in red, on f. 100r space for heading remains unfilled; spaces for 4-line (f. 1r) or 3-line (ff. 43r, 68v, and 100r) initials left unfilled. Guide letters to decorator visible.

Modern foliation

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