MS. Lat. class. c. 11
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
The preface to II precedes De bello Gildonico on fol.2vc
Lt (‘Cheltenhamensis 8775’) in edition of Birt, M.G.H., Auct.antiq.X, 1892, described p. CXXI.
Probably originally part of a larger MS., consecutive with MS. Lat. class. c. 12 (q.v.)
72-81 lines; in 3 columns; ruled in pencil
Red and blue initials with penwork.
Bound c.1800 in figured red velvet, with blue silk linings decorated in gold, edges gilt and gauffered. Paper flyleaves have watermarks ‘J. Whatman’ and ‘1794 J. Whatman’, cf. Heawood, nos. 3459–60.
Provenance and Acquisition
Probably from same MS. as MS. Lat. class. c. 12.
Theodore Poelman (or Pulman), 16th century: annotated by him, and inscribed 'Sum Theodori Pulmanni' (fol. 1r). Cited as MS.P in his edition of Claudian, first published by Plantin, 1571; but M.A. Del Rio, in his Notae in Claudianum (Antwerp, 1572, but found accompanying Poelman's 1571 edition) refers to the MS. as ‘m.s. liber quam mihi utentum Victor Giselinus[i.e. Ghyselinc] singulari vir doctrina concessit’ (cit. Hall, ed. cit., p.17). At least one other MS. from Poelman's collection now in the Plantin Moretus Museum, MS.Lat.120, was given to him by Giselinus.
John Broadley, his sale, 12 July 1832, lot 182 (this no. in pencil on fol. i verso).
Thomas Thorpe, Catalogue of upwards of 1400 MSS ..., 1836, no. 282
Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), MS. 8775
Sotheby's 28 Nov. 1967, lot 100. Bought.