De Genesi ad litteram
- De Genesi ad litteram
Incipit: Sententia beati augustini ex liber retractionum/Per idem tempus de genesi libros.../...Omnis divina scriptura bipertita est.../...opus quod xii voluminibus continetur isto tandem fine concludimus/Explicisit xii libri super Genesim ad litteram.
- Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430
- Former owner:
- Davis, Henry Newham
- Former owner:
- Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962
Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)--France
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
- Collection (local):
Medieval and Early Renaissance Manuscripts (Collection of Distinction)
Bible. Genesis--Criticism, interpretation, etc.--Early works to 1800
Bible. Genesis--Commentaries--Early works to 1800
- 62 leaves : parchment, ill. ; 353 x 230 (244 x 145) mm
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
- Place of origin:
Bibliographic record created by BPL staff based on description by Dr. Lisa Fagin Davis.
Origin: Written in France between 1275 and 1325.
- Notes (acquisition):
Immediate source of acquisition: Henry Newnham Davis sale (London, 26 Nov. 1900, n. 12). Acquired there by Sydney Cockerell for the Boston Public Library (his notes inside front cover), accessioned on 16 Feb. 1901.
- Notes (date):
This date is inferred.
- Notes (citation):
Ricci, S. de. Census of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada, I: 919
- Notes (object):
Secundo folio: ...patri cohaerentem cum...
Collation: Parchment, fol. ii (paper) + 62 + i (paper) ; 1-2¹² 3¹²⁻⁶ (lacking three outer bifolia, i.e. three folios after fol. 24 and three after fol. 30) 4-5¹² 6⁸ ; signatures in red ink lower right corner of the first half of the quire, signed +a, +b, etc., with the first leaf of the second half signed +. Some catchwords preserved, lower right corner of final verso of each quire. Modern arabic pencil foliation, upper right recto.
Layout: Two columns, 49 lines. Ruled in light plummet.
Script: Written in a gothic bookhand in black ink with red rubrics.
Decoration: 90 two-line initials (at some chapter divisions) alternating blue with red filigree and red with blue, with blue and red filigree extending entire height of margin and into upper and lower margins. Each book begins with 6-7 line initial in gold and colors. 7-line historiated initial in gold and colors on fol. 1, Christ in majesty.
Binding: Ca. 18th-century brown marbled paper over pasteboard, leather spine gilt-stamped "Augustini/ sup/ Genesi" and "Boston Public Library/ 400.5," paper pastedowns and flyleaves.
- Notes (bibliography):
Bibliography: Zoltan Haraszti, "Medieval Manuscripts in The Library," More Books III (1928): 61.
- Notes (language):
- Call #:
RARE BKS MS f Med.11
G.400.5 (no longer used)