Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 290 (U.6.8)
Title: In Vergilii Bvcolica et Georgica
Images: [ MS Hunter 290 fol. 83v ]
Date of Creation: Between 798 and 998
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Servii Grammatici, (Mavri Honorati), In Vergilii Bvcolica et Gergica. (Excerpta.)
Servius' Commentary on Virgil's Bucolics and Georgics: (Extracts.)
Begins (1, 1 verso lines 1-5): INCIPIT EXCERTUM DE TRACTATU | SERGII GRAMMATICI IN BUCOLICA | VIRGILII. [rubric] | B [illuminated initial, red and green] UCOLICA UT FERUNT DICTA SUNT | a custodia boum . Idest [Greek characters]
Ends (22, 9 verso line 23); bus surgere. = Ed. Thilo, iii. 205, lines 21, 22.
Remarks: On 1, 1 recto in a XVII. Cent. hand: Liber SS Galli atque Othmari | Commentarius SERGij Grammatici in | Bucolica Virgilij
Under this is a printed heraldic book-stamp with a shield (arg.) (?) bear (sable) (?) marchant sinister, surmounted by a mitre and crosier and with the legend: ... MONAST. SANC. GALLI.
Lower still the autograph: Petri Burmanni | Secundi. For Peter (Pieter) Burmann, Junr. (1714-78), see S.1.1.
16, 6 verso last line = Ed. Pr. f. 88 recto last line. Ed. Thilo, iii. 360, lines 13, 14.
16, 7 recto first line = Ed. Pr. f. 4 verso ad calcem. Ed. Thilo, iii, 10, lines 16, 17.
17, 1 recto first line = Ed. Pr. f. 3 recto line 9. Ed. Thilo, iii. 5, lines 2, 3.
[Formerly S.6.9; S.6.82].
See letter from Robert J. Getty, University of Aberdeen, 14th August 1933.
Lot 2381 in the sale of Burmann's MSS, 1779.
Certainly written at St. Gall, end of 9th century per Prof. A. Bruckner, letter 30 xii '76.
fol. 43 recto - Old High German gloss: Flegela.
fl. 128 verso - Old High German gloss: bramberi.
fol. 1 recto - Probatis fennae: Adnexig; globu... (cf. Studies in honor of E.K. Rand, pp. 13-14). (Ex inf. Prof. B. Bischoff, 28 Mar. 1959).
Script of MS typical St. Gall style sace. lx-x.
N.L.S. Treasures of Scottish libraries, i, 4.
Servius. Commentary on Virgil. Glasgow University, Hunterian Library, MS. 290 (U.6.8) Parchment. 179 ff., 210 x 155 mm. St Gall, s. ix/x. Extracts from the Commentary on the Eclogues and Georgics by Servius Maurus Honoratus, the 4th-century grammarian. There is a 17th-century ex libris inscription of the abbey of St Gall and, from the style of the Caroline minuscule in which the text is written, it is probable that the book was produced there. It was later in the possession of Pieter Burmann (1714-78), the Dutch classical scholar, who published an edition of Servius. Burmann owned several other manuscripts now in the Hunterian Library. References. Young & Aitken, p. 233. (Dublin catalogue, 1964)
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 8 x 6 1/8, ff. 179, beautifully written in Germany, in one hand throughout, in single cols. of 22 lines, each 6 x 4, ruled and margined with bodkin, signatures (nearly all cropped), no catchwords or foliation, illuminated and coloured initials, rubrics, marginalia (contemporary references or corrections), clean and well preserved, cropped, red stains, marks of the iron nails (?) of the original binding on the first and last folios, vellum defective, especially in the lower margins, fol. sec. delatus. Cent. IX.-X.
Binding: Not original, limp pasteboards, covered vellum with vellum back straps, spattered edges, title (in ink): SERVIVS | in | VIRGILIVM | MS. Cent. XVII.-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. 233.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Commentary
Notes: This manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasions: 'Treasures of Scottish Libraries', National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1961; 'Treasures from Scottish libraries', Trinity College Library, Dublin, 1964; 'The Prince of Poets', Glasgow University Library, Jan.-Mar. 1995.
Bibliography: National Library of Scotland, Treasures of Scottish libraries: catalogue (Edinburgh, 1961), i, 4; Treasures from Scottish libraries: catalogue of an exhibition held in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin (Edinburgh, 1964), no. 4; 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. 233.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Servius fl 300-399
exhibition: Prince of Poets 1995
Exhibition: The Prince of Poets: Virgil through Ten Centuries, Glasgow University Library, 16 January- 25 March 1995.
exhibition: Treasures from Scottish Libraries 1964
Exhibition, Trinity College Library, Dublin, 1964.
exhibition: Treasures of Scottish Libraries 1961
Exhibition, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1961.
provenance: Pieter Burmann 1714-1778
Dutch classical scholar.
provenance: St Gall (Abbey)
Benedictine Abbey, St Gall, Switzerland.
subject: Publius Virgil 70-19 B.C.
Publius Vergilius Maro.
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