Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 98 (T.4.15)
Title: In FranciŠ Antiqvitatem Libri Tres
Images: [ MS Hunter 98 fol. 1r ] [ MS Hunter 98 fol. 2v ]
Date of Creation: Between 1499 and 1599
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Pavli Aemilii Veronensis, In FranciŠ Antiqvitatem Libri Tres.
Paolo Emilio (Aemilio) of Verona's Treatise on French Antiquities:
Begins - within a richly gilt and illuminated margin - (1, 1 [f. 1] recto lines 1-6): . PAVLI . EMILII . VERONENSIS | . IN . FRANCIE . ANTIQVITATEM | . PREFATIO [blue and gilt letters] M [large, exquisitely gilt and illuminated initial] irari sepe numero soleo | quod, cum cetere que ad | bene beateque vniendum
Ends (14, 1 [f. 125] verso lines 16, 17): augustius in templo vestro esse quam fuerit | antequam templum ingrederetuR.
Remarks: The only mark of ownership is a name in a XVI. Cent. hand on the verso of the second fly-leaf: Belrient. In the richly decorated margin of the first page occur (left) the Phoenix, (bottom) the white Pegasus, and (right) the fire-breathing Alerion (canting arms of Loraine), which devices appear in another MS. by the same author (S.2.1) in this library (q.v.). M Paul Meyer, in his Documents Manuscrits de l'Ancienne LittÚrature de la France, Paris, 1871, refers to both MSS. To judge from the fineness of the vellum, the exquisite writing and illumination, and the rich binding, it must have been prepared for an important personage, probably for Charles VIII. There are no marginalia. The book is clean and in perfect preservation, except for damage to the front cover, about two inches of the velvet having been removed at the bottom.
For Paolo Aemilio see S.2.1.
[Formerly R.4.5; R.4.41].
Repaired May 1954 by Douglas Cockerell & Son. Taken down, mended and resewn: rebacked in red Levant morocco, lettered in gold: "Paulus Aemilius In Franciae antiquitatem. MS." Case provided
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 11 x 7 7/8, ff. 126, beautifully written in Roman hand, in single cols. of 24 lines, each 7 1/8 x 4╝, catchwords (vertical), signatures (mostly cropped), no foliation, first page floreated, exquisitely gilt and illuminated initials, capitals red and blue (in title of each book, blue), ornamentation probably Flemish, ruled and margined with red, fol. sec. hac nihil queunt. Cent. XVI.
Binding: Original, beech boards, covered crimson velvet, clasps gone, recently re-backed, gilt edges. Cent. XVI.
[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. 107.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Treatise
Notes: This manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasions: 'The Glory of the Page', Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Oct. 1987-Jan. 1988, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb.-Apr. 1988, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Jun.-Aug. 1988, Burrell Collection, Glasgow, Nov. 1988-Jan. 1989.
Bibliography: Nigel Thorp, The glory of the page (London, 1987), no. 64; 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 105-106.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Paolo Emilio of Verona d. 1529
Paulus Aemilius Veronensis.
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. …
provenance: Charles VIII King Of France fl.1470-1498
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