Dysart Memorial Collection of Rare Books and Manuscripts - Item 7
Padua University. Doctor's diploma presented to Gaudentius Carnerius, January 31, 1684.
An Italian illuminated manuscript on vellum with many word in letters of gold. Each page is surrounded by a decorative border composed of flowers, insects, birds, fruit, and conventional foliage. On the first leaf is a miniature portrait of Gaudentius Carnerius. The last page contains his arms. It is bound in red morocco, gilt tooled. Attached is the seal of the university within a red morocco container, gilt tooled.