MS. Lat. th. c. 31
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
list of contents written by scribe
note by scribe warning reader about letters wrongly attributed to Jerome, followed by the Greek alphabet
Begins with Ep. 11
Begins with Ep. 37
For a detailed description of the manuscript, see J.J.G. Alexander, A.C. de la Mare, The Italian Manuscripts in the library of Major J.R. Abbey, 1969, no.41, pp.115–117 and plates LII, LIIIa.
36 long lines ruled in crayon
Humanistic script, apparently by one scribe writing at different times
Fine historiated border, initial. Fine initials. (P&A iii. 1339, pl. CXX)
Fol.1, illuminated border, partly in vinescroll, partly in coloured interlace on gold ground, with figures of female saints (including S. Giustina), peacocks, dragons, etc. In initial, miniature of Jerome praying in a chapel. Subsequent initials in vinescroll style, without borders.
Modern parchment binding.
Provenance and Acquisition
Sta. Giustina, Padua: ‘Iste liber est monachorum congregacionis sancte Iustine deputatus usui monasterii ipsius sancte Iustine de Padua. 304 d14.’ (fol.1, 218v). Identifiable in the catalogue of Sta. Giustina, begun 1453, pr. L.A. Ferrai in MSS. Italiani delle biblioteche di Francia II, 1887, p.603.
Leigh & Sotheby, 1–4 March 1816, lot 938
Puttick and Simpson, 27 June 1890, lot 721
Henry White (1821/2–1900), sold at Sotheby's, 25 April 1902, lot 1061
Sir Sydney Cockerell (his notes on fol.i)
J. R. Abbey, sale, 7th portion, Sotheby's 1 Dec. 1970, lot 2879
Digital Bodleian (5 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.