Historia de preliis Alexandri Magni


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

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 and Musical Notation


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.