Historia de preliis Alexandri Magni


Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Lat 34

Harvard University, "HOLLIS+" (Not Printed)

Description URL: http://id.lib.harvard.edu/alma/990093162450203941/catalog

General Information

Title: Historia de preliis Alexandri Magni

Shelfmarks: MS Lat 34

Material: vellum

Place of Origin: Written in Italy, probably in Bologna

Script, Hands:

Written southern gothic bookhand.

Original Condition


In a 15th-cent. (?) Italian binding of wooden boards with later leather spine.

Book Decoration


First folio contains one historiated initial of Alexander the Great enthroned and an illuminated acanthus border; colored initials with pen flourishes at secondary divisions.


  •  Laura Light, Catalogue of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in the Houghton Library, Harvard University, I, 37-40.

  • De Ricci, 979.