Pietro Antonio Sallando
A scribe originally from Reggio Emilia born around 1460. In 1489 he moved to Bologna where he worked and lived until his death in about 1540. He was a reader at the Studium of Bologna, first of grammar and later of ars scribendi. James Wardrop was the first to attribute to this calligrapher from Reggio the initials “P. Ant. Sal.”, written on f. 196v of Urb. lat. 264 al f. 196v, a manuscript that would constitute the first known example of a codex copied by the scribe (cf. Wardrop, Pierantonio Sallando, p. 4-29). Albinia De la Mare, however, questioned this attribution in some unpublished manuscript notes, now kept in the manuscripts Department of the Bodleian Library of Oxford, and instead suggested to interpret the acronym as “presbiter Antonius de Salla”.
WARDROP, Pierantonio Sallando, pp. 4-29; ID., The Script of Humanism, p. 8 e p. 37, tav. 40; ALEXANDER - DE LA MARE, The Italian manuscripts in the library of Mayor J.R. Abbey, p. 140; BÉNÉDICTINS DU BOUVERET, Colophons de manuscrits occidentaux, V, p. 58, nrr. 15305-15309; DEROLEZ, La codicologie des manuscrits, I, pp. 155-156 nr. 340; B. e R. BENTIVOGLIO RAVASIO, L’Offiziolo Durazzo, pp. 221-224; NUVOLONI, Pier Antonio Sallando, pp. 145-188.
Urb. lat. 264, ff. 1r, 196v