Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 375 (V.1.12)
Title: Aeneis
Images: [ MS Hunter 375 fol. 1r ]
Associated Websites: Images and caption from World of Chaucer web exhibition
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1450
Place of Creation: Italy
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Pvblii Vergilii Maronis, Aeneis.
Virgil's Aeneid:
Begins (1, 1 recto lines 1-5): I [rubricated initial] lle ego qui quondam gracili modulatus auena | Carmen . et egressus siluis uicina coegi | Ut quamuis auido parerent arua colono | Gratum opus agricolis . at nunc horentia martis. | A [gilt illuminated initial, whose inner ornament having been washed out, the space is filled with a pen and ink sketch of a mail-clad warrior with helm and mace] Rma uirumque cano troye qui primus ab oris
Ends (17, 1 verso lines 33, 34): Vitaque cum gemitu fugit indignata sub umbras. | Paragraph mark Deo gratias Amen:
Remarks: 6, 8. was probably a spoiled folio cut out by the scribe, as there is no lacuna at v. 645.
On iv, 1 verso in pencil in a XVII.-XVIII. Cent. hand: AL Vicentię.
Under this in a XV.-XVI. Cent. hand: ofra copino, | Ofra fucio (?) flaguolo biondo (?)
The whole of this page and also v, 1 recto are scribbled over in XV.-XVI. Cent. hands.
[Formerly P.1.10; T.1.9]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 13½ x 9 5/8, ff. 156, originally ff. 158, well written in an Italian hand, in single cols. of 32 lines, each 9¼ x 3½, signatures in red ink, mostly cropped, catchwords, no foliation, one gilt illuminated (subsequently historiated) initial with elaborate gestures, red and blue initials, rubrics and rubricated paragraph marks, initials of verses touched with gamboge, margined with brown crayon, ruled with ink (faded), few marginalia, cropped, gnawed by beetles, slightly worm-holed, otherwise in good condition, fol. sec. Interea. Cent. XIV.-XV.
Binding: Original, beech boards, covered pig-skin (?), blind-tooled, foliated stamped guards at all corners bearing these words stamped on each: Maria (round the lozenge containing this name) ave domine yhesu christe. ave domine yhesu christe; at the end in a circle of glory yhs, the upright stroke of the h crossed. These are all fastened with small pin-headed brass nails. The boards had also central bosses (now gone), and were closed by means of four pig-skin straps and brass catches, fastened with star-headed brass nails, back replaced. Cent. XIV.-XV.
[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. 302.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Italian
Material Type: Document
Notes: This manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasion: 'The Prince of Poets', Glasgow University Library, Jan.-Mar. 1995; 'The World of Chaucer', Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, May-Aug. 2004.
Bibliography: Julie Gardham, The world of Chaucer: medieval books and manuscripts (Glasgow, 2004), p. 31; 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. 302.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Publius Virgil 70-19 B.C.
Publius Vergilius Maro.
exhibition: Prince of Poets 1995
Exhibition: The Prince of Poets: Virgil through Ten Centuries, Glasgow University Library, 16 January- 25 March 1995.
exhibition: World of Chaucer
Exhibition: The World of Chaucer: Medieval Books and Manuscripts from Glasgow University Library, held at the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, 15 May-28 August 2004.
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