Xenophon: De republica


Shelfmark: Cod. Lat. 422.
Country: Hungary
City: Budapest
Keeper location: National Széchényi Library
Author: Xenophon
Content: De republica Lacedaemoniorum
Translator: Franciscus Philelphus
Writing medium: parchment
Number of sheets: 58 fol.
Sheet size: 251 × 155 mm
Place of writing: Hungary (Buda? Esztergom?)
Date of writing: ca. 1470
Scriptor: Probably a Hungarian scriptor who had worked in the vicinity of Iohannes Vitéz and Regiomontanus.
Illuminator: "first" heraldic painter
Place of illumination: Buda
Date of illumination: late 1480s
Crest: Cut out, but originally it must have been King Matthais' Hungarian and Bohemian royal coat-of-arms
Possessor, provenience: Johannes Fabri, Bishop of Vienna (comp. bookplates); St. Nicolas College of the University of Vienna (1540); University of Vienna; Imperial Court Library, Vienna (1756); in line with the Venice Agreement (signed on November 27, 1932), it was returned to National Széchényi Library.
Entries: The red margin notes had been made by Johannes Gremper.
Binding: original gilded leather corvina binding; gauffered, gilded edge (probably in the late 1480s)
Language of corvina: Latin
Condition: Restored: NSZL, Mrs. László Ballagó, 1989–1990); Vienna 1910
Hungarian translation(s) of work(s) included in the corvina: Xenophón összes művei ; sorozatszerk. Németh György. Budapest : Osiris, 2001-2003.