A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Lat. th. d. 44

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession): no full description available

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: v (loose paper leaves, stored separtely) + i (paper) + 121 + i (paper)
Dimensions (leaf): 255 × 180 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 185 × 120-5 mm.
Foliation: Modern pencil, i-v (loose leaves, stored separately), I-II, 1-121 (a partial pencil foliation in the lower right corner, probably by Christie's, is one in advance of the full foliation)

Collation

I8+1 (1st leaf is an extra flyleaf), II-XIII8 (fols. 9-104) | XIV8 (fols. 105-112) | XV8 (3rd & 6th leaves, fols. 115 & 118, are singletons (fols. 113-120)

Layout

28 lines, in 2 columns

Hand(s)

Gothic bookhands (change of hand at fol. 25r in col. a)

Decoration

Red initials, some with penwork.

Binding

Sewn on four bands, and bound in reddish-brown leather over pasteboards; the covers tooled with simple blind fillets, the spine inscribed in corrosive ink 'S. BERN. | SER[M...?]', and with the remains of two paper labels, the upper one inscribed '56 [or S0?]', the lower one with and indecipherable ?number; rust stains and holes in the first few leaves are probably evidence of a former binding with two clasps and five bosses

History

Origin: 12th century - 13th century ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

Ex-libris of Morimondo , 15th century /16th century: 'Liber sancte Marie de Morimundo.N.LXXXXI' (fol. IIv)

Paolo Giovio (?) (1483-1552)

Bought at Christie's, 17 Nov. 1976, lot 372.

Record Sources

Preliminary description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s