Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 274 (U.5.14)
Images: [ MS Hunter 274 fol. 36v ]
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Lvcii Caecilii Firmiani Lactantii, De Ira Dei.
Lvcii Caecilii Firmiani Lactantii, De Opificio Dei.
On i, 1 verso in a XVII. Cent. hand: Roger Acrode ex dono Michaelis Pullison, [under this the autograph of the latter]: Per me Michaelem | Pullison [therefore] [at the bottom of the page in another XVII. Cent. hand]: Edwardo Hattecliff.
On 8, 1 recto (in the same hand as the last autograph): Consto Edwardo Hatteclyff [therefore]
On 8, 9 recto in a XVI. Cent. hand: paragraph mark [red] P [initial touched with gamboge] astor oues baculo minat lupus | ore minatur | paragraph mark [red] D [initial touched with gamboge] um grex minatur | lupus denti [?for dente] illi minatur
In the top corner of the same page, apparently by the same hand: Emanuel.
[Formerly Q.5.8; Q.5.71].
This MS. is the work of the English scribe 'Thomas S.' See Tilly de la Mare, Duke Humfrey and English humanism in the fifteenth century, page 32. Plate X shows his hand in MS Magdalen 39. Written by Thomas Candour, see MSS at Oxford XXII, 2
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 9 x 7, ff. 80, originally ff. 82, well written in a Roman hand, in single cols. of 25 lines, each 6 x 4, ruled and margined with brown crayon, signatures (much cropped), catchwords, foliation, modern, in pencil (partial), gilt illuminated initials with floreated gestures, beginning each work, blue initials and rubrics at the beginning of each chapter, few marginalia, well preserved, fol. sec. ni et celestis. Cent. XV.
Binding: Original, beech boards, covered dark crimson calf, stamped, blind-tooled, on the front board is a border of small square stamps of a chimera and a stamped central lozenged panel, each lozenge containing a trefoil, the back board (leather damaged) has a marginal border (within lines as in front) of diamond-shaped stamps (?the pelican in her piety) in two rows, with oblong stamps of ihc between, and a central panel as in front, but with roses instead of trefoils, originally clasped, recently re-backed, title (gilt) on a modern morocco shield: LACTANTIVS. Cent. XV.
[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. 222.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Treatise
Archival History: Provenance: Sold as Lot 886 in the sale of the library of David Mallet in London, 10 March 1766. Purchased by William Hunter for £0.7.6 according to the British Library copy of the Mallet sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 6 (4); provenance confirmed in N. R. Ker 'William Hunter as a collector of medieval manuscripts' ([Glasgow]: University of Glasgow Press, [1983]), p. 14.
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: Tilly de la Mare, Duke Humfrey and English humanism in the fifteenth century, p. 32; Nigel Thorp, The glory of the page (London, 1987), no. 38; 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 221-222; David Rundle, 'The Scribe Thomas Candour and the Making of Poggio Bracciolini's English Reputation', in Peter Beal and A S G Edwards (Eds), Scribes and Transmission in English Manuscripts, 1400-1700 (English Manuscript Studies 1100-1700, 12), (London: The British Library, 2005), p 14.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Lucius Caelius Firmianus Lactantius c 240-c 320
Christian apologist and author. He taught rhetoric at Diocletian's school in Nicomedia and during the persecutions was converted to Christianity. His works, which …
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: Roger Acrode fl 1600-1699
provenance: Edward Hattecliff fl 1600-1699
provenance: David Mallet c 1701-1765
Poet. Born in Scotland and named David Malloch but anglicised his name after moving to England. Contemporary and friend of Alexander Pope. Under-secretary to the Prince of Wales, 1742-1748. …
provenance: Michael Pullison fl 1600-1699
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