MS. Holkham misc. 3
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
nos. XXV-LXXXVI, translated by Georgius Trapezuntius (as pr. J. Mentelin, Strassburg (Proctor, 197)), with a dedicatory letter to Pope Nicholas V (not pr.): Iussisti beatissime pater ...'; the text breaks off in Homily 86: 'Quod autem est signum ...' (signature ix of the pr. ed.).
45 lines written below top line; in 1 column
Cursive 'fere humanistica'; rubrics in pink in a more formal humanistic bookhand.
A small square miniature of the author, in grey habit, writing in a small room, is in the lower border of fol. 1r; the four-sided vine-stem border also incorporates a butterfly, grasshopper, smail, and beetle. (P&A ii. 364, pl. XXXV) Large initial on blue, green and rose ground, fol. 1, spaces for other initials not filled in.
19th-century polished brown leather, both covers blind-tooled, and with the Coke crest in gilt on the upper cover; the spine lettered in gilt 'S. JOHANNES | CHRYSOSTOMI | OPERA || PER | G. TRAPEZUNT. | TRAD. || MS. | SÆC. XV.'
Provenance and Acquisition
A few marginal annotation by an early hand.
With the oval gilt bookplate of 'THOMAS WILLIAM COKE' (1754-1842) ; inscribed in pencil 'Holk Cat No 85', the number crossed through, and with the de Ricci catalogue number '66' written alongside (formerly Norfolk, Holkham Hall, MS. 66).