MS. Holkham misc. 2
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
in the translation of Georgius Trapezuntius (as pr. Venice, 1470: GKW, 9440; Proctor, no. 4066)
33–34 lines written 'below top line'; in 1 column(s)
The first leaf with cherubs, a parrot, an owl, and a butterfly in a full border; the bottom border with cherubs supporting a wreath, within which a coat of arms is not painted; a similar simpler partial border is on the second leaf. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 238)
Large gold initials on blue, green and pink grounds with full and half borders of vine and scroll design (fol. 1 and 2); a few smaller similar initials.
The rest plain blue.
Typical Holkham binding of straight-grained brown morocco, with the gilt crest, the spine lettered 'EUSEBIUS | DE EVANGELICA | PREPARATIONE | – | LAT. MS. | SÆC. XV. || 71'
Provenance and Acquisition
Thomas William Coke (1754–1842): with his oval gilt bookplate on the upper pastedown, and inscribed 'Thos. Wilm. Coke.' (fol. 1r, on the repaired area of the leaf); formerly Norfolk, Holkham Hall, MS. 71, no. 71 in de Ricci's catalogue.
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Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.