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THE JAMES MARSHALL AND MARIE-LOUISE OSBORN
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Petrus, Comestor, 12th cent.
Historia scholastica : [1190s]
244 l. ; 33 cm. x 23 cm.
Manuscript on parchment, illuminated, in several proto-Gothic
bookhands, of the Historia Scholastica, probably produced in the scriptorium
of the monastery of Sutton-at-Hone. The text is complete but does not contain
Comestor's later "additions" to the original chapters.
Text is heavily glossed in several hands.
Illuminated initials; rubricated.
Ownership: Benedict, Vicar of Sutton; Cathedral Priory of St. Andrew,
Rochester, Kent; Philip Mainwaring, Esq. of Over Peover; Sir Henry
Mainwaring. Also Royal Archaeological Institute and Warrington Public
Binding: 19th century full panelled calf.
Bible--Commentaries--Early works to 1800.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, English.
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