Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 336 (U.8.4)
Title: Gesta Philosophorvm
Date of Creation: Between 1499 and 1599
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Incerti Avctoris, Gesta Philosophorvm.
Unknown Author's Notes on the Lives and Sayings of Philosophers, etc.:
Begins - after an elaborate table of contents occupying 1, 4 recto-14 verso - (2, 1 [f. 1] recto lines 1-3): S [rubricated initial] Equuntur aliqua extracta | ex gestis philozophorum: hysto= | riographorum: oratorum: doc=
Ends (27, 3 [f. 213] verso lines 1-5): A [rubricated initial] Nno. m. v. li. [millesimo quingentesimo quinquagesimo primo] | vicesimo septimo februarij Martinus Bucerus | Cantabrigie apud anglos velut | voluntarius exul metu Cesaris | moritur.
Remarks: On i, 2 recto in Dr. Wm. Hunter's hand: VitŠ et res gestŠ | Clarorum virorum et aliquarum |Feminarum; miracula | et Chronologia usque | ad annum 1551.
On 1, 1 recto in a contemporary hand (rubricated): paragraph mark [black] Stet liber hic donec formica | Fluctus marinos | e-bibat: et totum testudo | perambulet orbem | paragraph mark [red] ad libri raptorem [black] | paragraph mark [black] Quisquis hunc doctum: | rapeat libellum | fructubus plenum | manibus aduncis | Hic nigros pascet | modicos per annos | In cruce coruos.
On 27, 8 recto in a contemporary hand with rubricated paragraph marks and vermilion-touched initials: paragraph mark Etates hominis sunt iste. | Paragraph mark Prima est infantia hominis a natiuitate | hominis vsque ad annos vij | etc. [11 lines].
[Formerly P.3.4; S.9.143]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 5 3/8 x 4, ff. 232, well written in one hand throughout, in single cols. of 28-30 lines, each 3 3/4 x 2 1/8, margined with brown crayon, but not ruled, with voluminous marginal comments, signatures and foliation by the writer (beginning 2, 1 recto = ff. 1-216), no catchwords, rubricated initials and marginal embellishments, rubricated paragraph marks and initials touched with vermilion. Cent. XVI.
Binding: Not original, millboards, covered calf, gilt-tooled edges and panelled back, flaming suns in four panels, red spattered edges, front board loose, title (gilt) on red morocco shield: GESTA | PHILOSOPH: | 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. 271.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Notes
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 271-272.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247
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