Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 282 (U.5.22)
Title: Epitoma Historiarvm Philippicarvm Pompei Trogi
Images: [ MS Hunter 282 fol. 1r ]
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Marci Jvniani Jvstini, Epitoma Historiarvm Philippicarvm Pompei Trogi.
Justin's Epitome of Trogus' Histories:
Begins (1, 1 recto lines 1-4): Iustini Romani Epitoma historie Tro | gi Pompei . proemium . [rubric] | C [elaborately gilt and illuminated initial, the same interlaced design as in the margins] VM multi ex Roma | nis consularis dignitatis
Ends (31, 6 recto lines 4, 5): ductum in formam provintie redegit; | Laus deo Amen [therefore] [rubric].
Remarks: On i, 3 verso in an XVIII. Cent. hand: Jackson | No. ...
The marginal ornamentation is the same as in U.1.2, etc., but with further enrichments: in the top margin an amoretto blowing a horn stands between two lenticular vignettes (l.) of a hound and (r.) of a hare; in the outer margin is a bronze medallion of Philip (?); in the bottom two vignettes contain (l.) a white and silver unicorn within a wattled enclosure looking towards (r.) a woman, in white (shaded with crimson) sleeved bodice and skirt, seated within a similar enclosure, who with her right forefinger raised appears to address the unicorn across a heraldic, central, medallion in which two circles (or) enclose a scroll (argent), with the legend RECONOSE, alternating four times with pairs of golden pomegranates (?poppy heads) with interlacing stems; within this border on a richly diapered background of gold, green, and crimson squares (the two latter having in each a cross moline white (argent) with a circular centre) is a shield (azure) bearing a lion rampant dexter holding a pomegranate (?poppy head) (or); the shield is surmounted by a helmet (arg.) with closed visor and as crest the archangel Michael, golden nimbed, green and crimson winged, holding an upright sword in his right and balances in his left, armoured (arg.) and gardant issuant demi. The mantling is red, lined with white and blue; and silver, lined with white.
[Formerly Q.5.20; Q.5.83].
N.L.S. Treasures of Scottish libraries, xi, 2
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 9 5/8 x 6 5/8, ff. 246, originally ff. 248, beautifully written in a Roman hand, in single cols. of 23 lines, each 5 3/4 x 5 3/8, ruled and margined with faded (red) ink, signatures (traces), catchwords (vertical), no foliation, but continuous rubricated capitulation, the first page floreated, illuminated initials, initials beginning sections alternately gilt and blue, rubricated initials beginning paragraphs, marginalia (contemporary), confined to the first two quires, otherwise untouched and clean, but cropped, last folio mutilated (text intact), fol. sec. inter bonos. Cent. XV.
Binding: Millboards, covered vellum, blind-tooled (lines) sides, title (ink): JUSTINI | HISTORIA | MS. Early 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. 228.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: National Library of Scotland, Treasures of Scottish libraries: catalogue (Edinburgh, 1961), xi, 2; Nigel Thorp, The glory of the page (London, 1987); 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. 228.
Exhibitions: 'Ingenious Impressions: The Coming of the Book', Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 27 February- 21 June 2015; 'Treasures of Scottish Libraries', National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1961; '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.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Marcus Junianus Justinus
author: Pompeius Trogus
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: Treasures of Scottish Libraries 1961
Exhibition, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1961.
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