Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 366 (V.1.3)
Title: De Vniverso
Images: [ MS Hunter 366 fol. 3v-4r ]
Date of Creation: Between 1099 and 1199
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Rabani Mavr, De Vniverso.
Raban Maurus' Treatise on the Universe:
Begins (1, 1 recto col. a, lines 1-8): Incipit epistola magistri | Rabani ad Ivdowicum Regem . [rubric] | D [illuminated initial, red and green] OMINO EX | CELLENTIS | SIMO ET OMNI | honore dignissimo ludouuico regi | hrabanus uilissimus
Ends (28, 8 recto col. b, lines 20-26): quia sancte trinitatis VNVM VELLE . VN | A POTESTAS . VNA COOPER | ATIO EST; | EXPLICIT DEO GRA | TIAS LIBER RABBA | | NI MAGISTRI | Anima eius Requiescat in pace . amen.
Remarks: On i, 3 verso in Dr. Wm. Hunter's hand: Magistri Rabani | (Mauri) ad Ludowicum | Regem Libri XXII de rerum naturis | et significationibus. | In different M.S. they are called | De Rerum naturis | De Universo | De Natura Rerum.
On half a sheet of paper (loose) between i, 3. and 1, I. in an XVIII. Cent. hand are some bibliographical references to Raban Maurus, the Archbishop of Mainz, who wrote this work after leaving his abbey at Fulda in 844.
The concluding words of the text are written in half Greek half Latin uncials, the same as in T.4.2.
On i, 2 recto top corner, is pencilled a price: 1- 11- 6.
[Formerly S.2.1; S.2.10].
Book repaired and rebound by Sydney Cockerell, March 1952. Resewn, new boards. Spine covered red niger, cloth sides. Lettered in gold RABAN | MAURUS | DE | UNIVERSO || MS.
Composed between 842 and 847. W. Schipper, Memorial U
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 13 3/8 x 9¼, ff. 224, originally ff. 226, beautifully written in double cols. of 40 lines, each 10 1/8 x 2 7/8, ruled and margined with plummet, signatures on the last verso of each quire, the 21st originally numbered XXII in error (though partly corrected, the error remains in the last quire but one, which is now XXVIII instead of XXVII), no catchwords or foliation, illuminated initials, rubrics and rubricated running titles (chapter and book), vellum defective, patched and sewn, few marginalia, clean and well preserved, fol. sec. uoluntatem. Late Cent. XII.
Binding: Millboards, covered rough calf, blind-tooled back and corners re-made. 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. 292.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Treatise
Notes: This manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasions: 'Treasures of Scottish Libraries', National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1961; 'Trésors des Bibliothèques d'Ecosse', Brussels, 1963; 'Treasures from Scottish libraries', Trinity College Library, Dublin, 1964; 'The Magic of the Middle Ages, Part 2: Secular Manuscripts', Glasgow University Library, Sep.-Dec. 1995.
Bibliography: Nigel Thorp, The glory of the page (London, 1987), no. 7; 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 292-293.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: Rabanus Maurus Archbishop of Mainz 784?-856
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: Magic of the Middle Ages 1994-1995
Exhibition: The Magic of the Middle Ages: Manuscript Treasures of Glasgow University Library. Part 1: Sacred Manuscripts, Glasgow University Library, 21 April-30 …
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.
exhibition: Trésors des Bibliothèques d'Ecosse 1963
Exhibition, Brussels, 1963.
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