Rich Student

Among the most tragic figures associated with the Vatican Library is Fabio Mazzatosta, a very wealthy student at Rome in the 15th century who died before getting his first job. I have mentioned in a previous post the seven fabulous Fabio Mattatosta Codices, basically a bunch of school textbooks commissioned in the highest conceivable quality by M from his friend Pomponio Leto.

None of these was hastily copied, all had to be made with the finest script and initials. The arrival online in full color this week of Vat.lat.3279, the Thebaid by Statius (black and white version previously noted here) is fresh cause to celebrate this sad example of conspicuous consumption:

Still to come among the Vatican's five from Fabio's futile bookshelf are Vat.lat.3264 (Fasti of Ovid) and a color version of Vat.lat.3875 (Silvae and Achilleis).

The Vatican Library has been in high gear this week with 48 new digitizations online. The list:
  1. Chig.D.V.71 (Upgraded to HQ), book of hours
  2. Reg.lat.1933,
  3. Vat.lat.519.pt.1, Milleloquium Veritatis Sancti Augustini by Bartholomew of Urbino, see Bernard Peebles (1954). Part 2 came online earlier this month.
  4. Vat.lat.2188, Bernardini de Sicilia, Quaestiones de Cognitione animae conjunctae corpori; see also electronic Thorndike Kiber which lists an incipit Circa considerationem de mensuris durationis attributable to Dietrich von Freiberg.
  5. Vat.lat.2215 (Upgraded to HQ), Seneca
  6. Vat.lat.2236,
  7. Vat.lat.2238,
  8. Vat.lat.2260,
  9. Vat.lat.2271,
  10. Vat.lat.2307 (Upgraded to HQ), Durand de Champagne
  11. Vat.lat.2680,
  12. Vat.lat.2851,
  13. Vat.lat.2924,
  14. Vat.lat.2946,
  15. Vat.lat.2951 (Upgraded to HQ),
  16. Vat.lat.2954,
  17. Vat.lat.2957,
  18. Vat.lat.2962,
  19. Vat.lat.2963,
  20. Vat.lat.2970,
  21. Vat.lat.2983,
  22. Vat.lat.2985,
  23. Vat.lat.2988,
  24. Vat.lat.2998,
  25. Vat.lat.3006,
  26. Vat.lat.3007,
  27. Vat.lat.3008,
  28. Vat.lat.3009,
  29. Vat.lat.3010 (Upgraded to HQ),
  30. Vat.lat.3011 (Upgraded to HQ),
  31. Vat.lat.3013,
  32. Vat.lat.3014,
  33. Vat.lat.3015,
  34. Vat.lat.3016,
  35. Vat.lat.3017 (Upgraded to HQ),
  36. Vat.lat.3020,
  37. Vat.lat.3021,
  38. Vat.lat.3022,
  39. Vat.lat.3026, tracts by Walter Burley (1275-1345?) -  electronic Thorndike Kiber lists the incipit In hoc tractatu intendo perscrutari de causa intrinseca.
  40. Vat.lat.3034,
  41. Vat.lat.3036,
  42. Vat.lat.3043,
  43. Vat.lat.3044,
  44. Vat.lat.3092 (Upgraded to HQ),
  45. Vat.lat.3143 (Upgraded to HQ),
  46. Vat.lat.3227 (Upgraded to HQ), 12th-century manuscript in Beneventan script. Cicero, Philippics, Somnium Scipionis; O Roma nobilis, etc. Mentioned by Lowe.
  47. Vat.lat.3279 (Upgraded to HQ), Fabio Mazzatosta's Thebaid Statius (above)
  48. Vat.lat.3294 (Upgraded to HQ), Martial
This is Piggin's Unofficial List number 159. Thanks to @gundormr for harvesting. If you have corrections or additions, please use the comments box below. Follow me on Twitter (@JBPiggin) for news of more additions to DigiVatLib.

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