Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 100 (T.5.2)
Date of Creation: Between 1199 and 1299
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Salomonis, Proverbia, cvm Walafridi Strabi, Fvldensis Monachi, Commento.
Salomonis, Ecclesiastes, cvm Eivsdem Commento.
On the verso of i, 1. in two XVII. Cent. hands: Sachent tous | de vie d'honneur (?).
On the recto of ii, 1. in the first hand: Sans mot | Danser Souvenir de ma vie (?).
The bookplate of Mons. Nicolas Joseph Foucault (1643-1721), French statesman and savant, was covered by the Hunt. Mus. Bookplate, which had also concealed: Paraboles de Salomon [in an early XVIII. Cent. hand]. Dr. James had conjectured a French provenance of this MS.
Walafridus Strabo or Strabus died 849.
Inserted between ff. 68, 69 is a letter from John Rawlins of Bow Street (?to Dr. Mead), the back of which is covered with pharmaceutical notes in an XVIII. Cent. hand like that in the collations of Arderne (T.5.14).
[Formerly Q.5.24; Q.5.87].
Lot 2340 in the sale of Burmann's MSS, 1779
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 9 3/8 x 6 5/8, ff. 84, beautifully written in France, in three columns (text in larger hand in middle, commentary usually on each side), text of 21 lines, text and comment, 5 3/4 x 3 3/4, ruled and margined with plummet and brown crayon, signatures, numerical (in pencil), contemporary, no catchwords, foliation, modern (in pencil), illuminated initials, running titles in red and blue, small initials (red, with blue gestures and vice versa), paragraph marks red and blue alternately, frequent interlineations, numerous marginalia, contemporary, fol. sec. minor maiorem [gloss], telligens guber [text], paragraph mark [blue] Due sunt timores domini [gloss]. Cent. XIII.
Binding: Pasteboards, covered vellum, title (gilt) on crimson roan shield (trace only remaining): SALOM. | PARAB | CVM | COMM | MS. Cent. XVII.
[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: French
Material Type: Bible
Notes: This manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasion: 'The Magic of the Middle Ages, Part 1: Sacred Manuscripts', Glasgow University Library, 21 April-30 July 1994.
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 107-108.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: Solomon King of Israel
exhibition: Magic of the Middle Ages 1994-1995
Exhibition: The Magic of the Middle Ages: Manuscript Treasures of Glasgow University Library. Part 1: Sacred Manuscripts, Glasgow University Library, 21 April-30 …
provenance: Nicolas Joseph Foucault 1643-1721
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