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Historia de Preliis Alexandri Magni
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Historia de Preliis Alexandri Magni

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Description One of the most popular "histories" of the Middle Ages, this text was originally a compilation of myths about Alexander the Great written in Egypt around 100 A. D. by the pseudo-Callisthenes.
Date Description Narrative
7/11/2018Treatmentexamined for digitization; media consolidation; surface cleaned; tears repaired
Provenance Ownded by Filippo Butigelli. Purchased by Rev. Henry Drury of Harrow [1778-1841] [1]; Henry Drury Sale, London, 1827, no. 187; purchased by Richard Heber [1773/4-1833] (through Thorpe (?) as agent), Shropshire, England, 1827; Richard Heber Sale, London, 1836, no. 111; purchased by Joseph Barrois [1785-1855], 1836 [2]; purchased by the 4th Earl of Ashburnham [1797-1878], Sussex, England, 1849; inherited by the 5th Earl of Ashburnham, Sussex, England, 1878; Ashburnham Collection Sale, Sotheby's, London, 1901, no. 8; purchased by Henry Walters (through Ichenhauser as agent), Baltimore, 1901; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] Likely rebound at this time [2] Collection no. 302, changed from no. 203 on the spine
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1901

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13th century (Gothic)
ink on parchment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
folio: 8 7/8 x 5 13/16 in. (22.6 x 14.8 cm) written: 6 9/16 in. (16.6 cm) written1: 4 in. (10.1 cm)
  • Italy (Place of Origin)
  • England (Place of Binding)
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