Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 338 (U.8.6)
Images: [ MS Hunter 338 fol. 457r detail ]
Date of Creation: Between 1209 and 1250
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Biblia Sacra Latina.
S. Evsebii Hieronymi Stridonensis Presbyteri (?), Nominvm Hebraicorvm Interpretationes.
On ii, 1 verso is the same heraldic book-plate as in T.8.20 and U.2.13 of Joseph Smith (1682-1770), British Consul at Venice. See Dict. Nat. Biog. liii. 93.
On [quire] 1, 1 recto in a late XVII. Cent. hand: Residentie clerice Societatis Jesu | Catalogo Ter.
On 1, 5 recto the initial I of the first verse of Genesis has the Creation represented in seven vesica-shaped compartments with alternate backgrounds of diapered blue and pink. The miniatures throughout are exquisitely done.
On the last folio, under the rubric, are six (contemporary) lines which, according to Young & Aitken, have been carefully erased, but may read thus: anno ab... ducentesimo trigesimo sexto | .... | .... | anno ab incarnacione domini millesimo ducentesimo tredecimo littera dominicali . f . littera... i. (?) | . 4 . aureo numero...
I. Esdras follows II Chronicles (II. Paralipomenon).
While the interpretation in 2 seem in the main those of S. Jerome, they are rearranged and edited by a later (anonymous) hand.
[Formerly S.10.12; S.10.169].
Miss B. Smalley suggests that this is late 13th century or early 14th century - Bible chapter headings are one indication
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum (finest foetal), 5 3/4 x 3 3/4, ff. 605, exquisitely written, probably in France, in double cols. of 43 lines, each 4 x 1, ruled and margined with plummet, signatures, no catchwords or foliation visible, probably cropped, historiated and otherwise illuminated initials with marginal gestures, blue and red initials with ornament and gesture of the opposite colour, rubrics, running titles (in red and blue), capitulation (similar), initials of sentences touched with vermilion, except in the Psalter where they are alternately blue and red, much cropped, vellum neatly repaired where torn, etc., few marginalia, in excellent condition, fol. sec. Hoc doctus. Early Cent. XIII. (?1213).
Binding: Not original, millboards, covered light brown calf, elaborately gilt-tooled sides (the central design including dolphins and crowns), edges, inside margins, and panelled back, gilt edges, title (gilt) on crimson morocco shield: BIBLIA SACRA | MSS. | IN MEMBRANA. 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. 274.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
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: Nigel Thorp, The glory of the page (London, 1987), no. 16; 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 273-274.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Jerome Saint c.342-420
Also known under Latin name: Hieronymus.
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. …
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