De ludo schacorum

author: Jacobus, de Cessolis, active 1288-1322.


Cambridge, MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Typ 154

Harvard University, "HOLLIS+" (Not Printed)

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General Information

Title: De ludo schacorum

Shelfmarks: MS Typ 154

Material: vellum

Place of Origin: Italy

Script, Hands:

Written in a diminutive rotunda hand in 2 columns, in black ink with initial letters and paragraph marks in red and blue.

General Remarks:

1 or more leaves are wanting after f. 10.

Current Condition

Dimensions: 21 cm

More about the Current Condition:

Bound in 19th-century vellum.

Book Decoration


There are 1 historiated initial (f. 1r) and 6 miniatures in the style of the Bolognese school.


  • Content Item
    • Persons: Jacobus, de Cessolis, active 1288-1322.
    • Text Language: Latin
    • Title: De ludo scachorum


  • Bond and Faye, 264.