De civitate Dei

Information About This Item

Creator

Augustine of Hippo

Title

De civitate Dei

Date

1150 - 1199

Description

Contents: Contains part of xvii.23, 24, and xviii.1.
Provenance: John Bagford (1650s-1716) to St. Martin-in-the-Fields; sale 1861 to Sir Thomas Phillipps, n.15758; his sale 22 May, 1913, lot 742; Sir Sydney Cockerell (1867-1962) sale Sotheby's 3 April, 1957; William Salloch (Ossining NY) Cat. 258 (1968) to U. Missouri.
Script: Romanesque
Notes: Initial is in style of early Ottonian illumination, foliate decoration was widespread in English Mss of s. XII. Latin
Decoration: 8-line decorated initial on recto (originally verso), formed of reserve parchment defined with red strips of varying widths on the outer edge. A stem with three, thick petals at circular terminus curves upward in interior.

Identifier

Fragmenta Manuscripta 009

Source

http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/FragmentaManuscripta009_45

Relation

M. McC. Gatch, "Fragmenta Manuscripta and Varia at Missouri and Cambridge," Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society9 (1990) 434-75.

Format

Parchment - 145 x 100 mm - Recto/verso sides as fragment are opposite to recto/verso in original ms. 1 col., probably of 2, single bounding lines. 21 lines visible, 7 mm apart. Ruling in leadpoint. Brown Ink.

Language

Latin

Type

manuscript fragment

Coverage

England