MS. Lat. th. b. 6
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession): no full description available
29 lines (main text)
57 lines (gloss)
Fol. 1r-v 2 cols; the rest: 1 col. of main text, sometimes accommodating up to 2 cols. of gloss (e.g. fol. 145r) column(s)
Good gothic bookhands, the main text about twice as large as the gloss
Sewn on five cords and 'BOUND BY RAMAGE LONDON' after 1843 (see M. Packer, Bookbinders of Victorian London (1991), 123) in purple leather over pasteboards, the covered framed with blind-tooled ornament; the spne lettered in gilt 'LATIN | MANUSCRIPT | OF THE | SACRED | SCRIPTURES.', and '13THCENTURY.' at the foot; marbled endpapers; copper-stains and holes in fol. 215–216 perhaps indicate the placement of two pins from a pair of early strap-and-pin fastenings
Provenance and Acquisition
Rt. Hon. Algernon William Stephen, 5th Earl Temple; sold by his executors at Sotheby's, 16 June 1941, lot 131
Maggs Bros., with their acquisition note 'S[otheby's]/6/1' and price-code in pencil on fol. 218r
J. P. R. Lyell, with his acquisition note in pencil on fol. iv'M[aggs] | 23.8.'41 | E.V.X.V.', and his gilt green leather booklabel on the upper pastedown
Bequeathed to N. R. Ker (see Lyell Cat., p. xxvii), and given by him in 1975. Formerly Dep. b. 153.
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.