MS. Lat. class. d. 39
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession): no full description available
32 written lines per page, above top line; in 2 column(s)
Fine high-grade gothic bookhand
19th-cent. black leather over wood boards, the centre of the upper cover stamped in gilt with the arms of Sion College surrounded by the legend 'SION COLLEGE | THOMAS WHITE D.D. FOUNDER'; with two metal clasps; the top compartment of the spine with a circular paper label, now illegible, the second lettered in gilt 'SUETONIUS | DE VITIS XII CÆSARUM | GENEALOGIA | REGUM FRANCORUM | EINHARDUS | DE VITA CAROLI MAGNI', the sixth with another circular paper label with the Sion College shelfmark, the last compartment lettered 'M.S.'; marbled endpapers; marks on fol. viii show that the ?original binding was on three wide bands; with a single strap fastening from the middle of the upper fore-edge to a pin the centre of the lower board; a presumably later binding used a pair of clasps at the fore-edge, fastening further to left of centre on the lower board.
Provenance and Acquisition
John Gunthorp (d. 1498), with his acquisition notes and annotations.
Sion College, by 1697, with the early shelfmark 'A. 35' (fol. 1r), later re-referenced as Arc. L. 40. 2 / L. 21
Sotheby's 13 June 1977, lot 70, bought by Quaritch for the Bodleian.
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.