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Beinecke MS 932
Italy, [ca. 1450]
Jerome, Saint, d. 419 or 20, Letters and treatises.
ff. 240 : parchment.
Material is open for research.
Manuscript on paper of St. Jerome, 96 Epistles. With 1) Hieronymus Stridonensis (c.
348-420), Epistulae, and related texts. 2) Hieronymus Stridonensis, Vita Malchi. 3)
Table of contents of artt. 1-112. A later hand has added in the right margin the folio
numbers where the various texts are to be found.
Purchased on the Edwin J. Beinecke Fund.
Script: Copied by one hand in Humanistica Textualis with elements of Southern Gothica
Textualis. Running headlines in rapid Gothico-Humanistica Cursiva on ff. ...... .
The scribe Dominicus (or Donatus?) de Attavantis (see f. 238v) is not recorded.
Pale red headings; pale red numbering of the letters in artt.1-111. 2-line plain initials
(Capitalis) in ... at the opening of the various texts (3-line initial at the opening
of art. 112). On f. 1r 8-line historiated white vinestem initial D (Jerome writing
in his study), incorporated in a three-margins left border in the same style, featuring
birds, a putto, a theatre mask and in the lower horizontal section a coat of arms
(altered?) held by two putti.
Binding: Seventeenth Century (?). Brown leather over pasteboard, the front and rear
cover decorated with gold-tooled frames.
Jerome, Letters and Treatises. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript
Library, Yale University.
Jerome, Saint, d. 419 or 20.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Italy -- 15th century.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.