MARCHESINUS DE REGIO LEPIDI
In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment
Northern Italy (Bologna?), c. 1300
This is a very early copy, almost certainly made during the author’s lifetime (and likely one of the few early manuscripts with an attribution to the author) of the Mammotrectus, an important Franciscan reference work. The present exemplar is an abbreviated version, copied in a very portable format by Franciscus of Apponiani, who is possibly identical with the eminent theologian, Francis of Marchia. Although it survives in numerous manuscripts, this is one of only three copies sold in the last one hundred years (each listed in multiple sales in the Schoenberg Database).