Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 75 (T.3.13)
Images: [ MS Hunter 75 fol. 114v ]
Date of Creation: Between 1299 and 1399
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Petri de Crescentiis, Libri Rvralivm Commodorvm XI.
Incerti Avctoris, Formvlae Medicinales.
On the top margin of the first page, in late XVI. Cent. handwriting (?the foliator's): CXXXII. Magistri petri de crescentijs ruralium commodorum opus elegantissimum. The illuminated initial A on this page contains a bell suspended with a tun in its mouth. The same punning device on the name (Belton) occurs on the next page (bottom). The floreated pages beginning each book introduce this bell, the grelots or a spray of Canterbury bells. At the beginning of Bks. IV., VI., VII., and X. the name Beltun is on a scroll surrounding the bell; in Bk. VIII. "Belton"; in Bk. IX. the Canterbury bells and name "beltun" only.
The corrections and additions are in the hand of the scribe "I. Ty.," who also wrote the medical fragment bound with this volume. The missing folios were cut out before the book was foliated.
Most of the marginal notes are in XVI. Cent. English.
On f. 189 (197) top margin, is an autograph in the same hand as on fol. 1 (probably the foliator's): Thomas pressus me possidet | ex dono Magistri E Mompesson. 1560.
The upright shafts of letters on the top lines are exaggerated and drawn into grotesque faces.
Pietro Crescenzi, born at Bologna, 1230, died 1320. The only details of his life are contained in the prefatory Epistles to this work which he published between 1304, when Amerigo was elected General of the Dominicans, and 1309, when Charles II. of Sicily died.
[Formerly Q.2.12; Q.2.31].
Early-mid 15th century? per A.I. Doyle, Durham University Library (Letter, 18 June 1954.)
Rebacked in February 1961 by D. Cockerell & Son in brown morocco, on which spine panels were remounted, except for the one under the title label which is itself lettered: '[P.] DE | [CRES]C[EN?]TIIS'. New vellum end papers and leather joints provided. Corners repaired. Job. no. DC 4127.
Foulis catalogue, 1771, no. 33? £10.10.0
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 11 3/8 x 7 7/8, ff. 191, originally ff. 202, beautifully written in single cols. of 35 lines, each 8 x 5, ruled and margined with ink, floreated pages, gilt illuminated initials, rubrics and rubricated initials with violet ornament and gestures, rubricated paragraph marks, signatures, catchwords, foliation (late XVI. Cent., beginning fol. 2), additions, corrections, and other marginalia, in good preservation, fol. sec. eet diuersas. Late Cent. XIV.
Binding: Millboards, covered brown calf (recently re-backed), gilt-tooled sides and edges, panelled back, red edges, title (gilt) on crimson morocco shield: P. DE | CRESCENTIIs|. Cent. XVIII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 82.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 82-83.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: Pietro Crescenzi 1230-1320
Petrus de Crescentiis.
exhibition: Glory of the Page 1987-1989
Exhibition of medieval manuscripts from Glasgow University Library: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Oct. 1987-Jan. 1988, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb.-Apr. …
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