MS. Holkham misc. 8
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
preceded by his prose preface: 'Frequens sodalium meorum ...', and followed by his 'Recapitulatio: Principio rerum post quinque dies homo primus ...' (pr. Migne, PL, CCXII: 12)
The main text written with 30–32 lines, above top line, in 1 column
the gloss written with 49–50 lines, also above
fols. 204r onwards written with 43 lines per page, above the top ruled line, in 2 columns.
Written in good gothic bookhands, by at least three scribes.
Red initials with some penwork.
Black leather over pasteboards; the upper cover stamped in gilt with the Coke crest; the spine lettered in gilt 'PETRI DE RIGA | AURORA | SEU | EXPOSITIO | HISTORICA | ET | ALLEGORICA | LIBRORUM | SACRÆ | SCRIPTIRÆ | VERSIBUS | ELEGIACIS | ET QUANDOQUE | LEONINIS | EXPRESSA' and, at the bottom, 'MS. | SÆC. XIII'.
Provenance and Acquisition
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.