Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 198 (U.1.2)
Title: De Temporibus
Images: [ MS Hunter 198 fol. 1r ]
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Matthaei Palmerii, De Temporibus.
Matteo Palmieri's Annals:
Begins (1, 1 [f. 1] recto lines 1-4): MATTHEI . PALMERII . DE TEMPORIBUS: LIBER | INCIPIO . ET . PRIMO . PROHEMIVM . AD . PE | TRVM . COSME . FILIVM . MEDICEM [unkeyable characters] [small gilt capitals] | A [gilt illuminated initial with extension into floreated margin on three sides of page, see Remarks below] NIMIS NOSTRIS INNATVM ESSE
Ends (9, 4 [f. 84] verso lines 24, 27): Mediolanenses laudum [for landum] receperunt. | MATTHEI PALMERII FLORENTINI | AD PETRVM MEDICEM LIBER DE | TEMPORIBVS EXPLICIT [unkeyable characters] [rubric].
Remarks: On ii, 2 verso in an early XVIII. Cent. hand: Mattheus Palmerius | de temporibus ad annum 1448 ad petrum cosme filium medicem | le MS est très orné de lettres dorées d'ornement et est tres bien | tenu.
The border on the first page has a background of ultramarine, along which runs an elaborately interlaced foliated pattern in white pierced by a medial gilt line, which ends at the corners in gilt circles. Two golden nimbed, green and purple winged angels in purple-sleeved and girdled mantles, half kneeling, support a gilt circle from which the arms appear to have been effaced, now painted gamboge, and marked roughly with ink to imitate ermine. Two amoretti support the circles at the bottom, another cupid stands in the inner margin. Two jays (?) come between the angels and amoretti. Three other birds and a hare are also carefully painted. Many interstices of the white pattern are filled with green and purple. The device of the hare may have heraldic import. See Polistorio, T.1.9.
Matteo Palmieri (1405-1475), was a famous Italian historian.
[Formerly R.8.7; R.8.111]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 14 3/4 x 10¼, ff. 86, beautifully written in a Roman hand in single cols. of 35 lines, 9½ x 8½, no signatures, catchwords or foliation, the first page richly floreated, gilt and illuminated initials and gilt capitals, running titles, rubrics, red and blue paragraph marks, no marginalia, clean, well preserved, fol. sec. atque arduum. Late Cent. XV.
Binding: Original (?), millboards, covered vellum, blind-toold, title (gilt) on red stain or paint: PALMERIUS | DE | TEMPORIBUS. | MSS. Late 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. 141.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Chronicle
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; 'The Magic of the Middle Ages, Part 2: Secular Manuscripts', Glasgow University Library, Sep.-Dec. 1995.
Bibliography: Nigel Thorp, The glory of the page (London, 1987), no. 80; John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 141.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: Matteo Palmieri 1405-1475
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. …
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 …
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