Exeter College MS. 3
Jacobus de Voragine, Super historiam Bibliae; s. xv1
Unprinted. Stegmüller, Bibl., 3998,1; Bloomfield, no. 0122.
Two columns, 40–45 lines. Ruled in crayon.
Fols. 1–16 in anglicana with secretary a; fols 17 to end mixed anglicana and secretary, with secretary a but d, g, r, and s of both kinds. The scribe of the first part punctuates by low and medial points, the scribe of the second part by low point only. Scribe 1 writes ink capitula in quadrata/semiquadrata, scribe 2 uses occasional cadells.
Spaces were left for two- and three-line initials, a few with guide letters. There are rubrics, red paraphs, stroking, underlining of lemmata, and marginal auctoritates.
Sewn on five bands. Standard Exeter binding: simple and quite elegant, calf over millboards, the calf bearing blind decoration of a floral type, early 19th century.
Provenance and Acquisition
Fol. iv: ‘Jacobi Januensis super Hystorias Biblie Est Ex Dono Magistri Thome Baroun olim capellani Istius Collegij’. Baroun died c. 1463: see BRUO, ‘Baron’.
There are crayon and ink marginalia of s. xviin in a number of hands. How the book reached Exeter is unknown: it is not recorded in Ecloga but may nevertheless have been at the College in the medieval period: see Introduction, pp. xxii–xxiii. No. 23 in CMA.
Exeter library identifications are, on the front pastedown, bookplate 3, ‘174–K–3’ altered to ‘170–I–3’, ‘Q.6.3 Gall.’ (pencil, deleted), and ‘Coxe III’ (pencil).
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Funding of Cataloguing
Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Rector and Fellows of Exeter College.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-04-29: First online publication