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).
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.