Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 406 (V.3.4)
Title: Apostolvs
Date of Creation: Between 1099 and 1199
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Apostolvs. (Apostolos, Praxapostolos.)
Apostolus (Greek Church Lectionary from the Epistles and Acts):
Begins (1, 1 [f. 1] recto lines 1-3): [Greek characters]:- | [after an ornamental headpiece] [Greek characters] [rubric]
Ends (31, 6 [f. 239] recto col. b, lines 16-21): [Greek characters] [rubricated] [Greek characters] [rubricated] = [Philem. 25.]
Remarks: On iv, 1 recto are two cols. of 30 lines, and on the verso (col. a) 13 lines of what appears to be the conclusion of a hagiology written with rubricated initials in an XI.-XII. Cent. hand. It begins: [Greek characters]... and ends: [Greek characters] The second col. contains four lines of a note in a minute (contemporary) hand now hardly legible: [Greek characters]. Under a roughly drawn sketch of the ornament on 1, 1. are two lines of crabbed writing in a (?) XV. Cent. hand: [Greek characters]:- Under this comes: Ex libris Caesaris De Missy, Berolinensis: | Londini: Anno Domini 1747:-
Between iii, 1. and 1, 1. is inserted loose an index of the Lessons on two half sheets of paper (same as in V.3.3) in the same XVIII. Cent. hand.
On 1, 1 recto at the bottom of the page is: (BB), cf. (CC) in V.3.3. The passages supplied are in a late XIV. or early XV. Cent. hand. f. 172 is not original; it is substituted for a missing leaf, and consists of a quarter sheet of vellum, probably half of an original fly-leaf, besides containing the concluding verses (I. Peter ii. 9. 10.) it is covered on the verso (especially) with indecipherable Greek scrawlings.
26, 5 recto col. b, and verso col. a are erased and re-written.
27, 2 recto col. a. is erased and re-written.
ff. 12, 15, and 216 have lower margins in whole or part cut off.
f. 219 verso and f. 220 recto have large erasures, partly re-written. A rudely drawn figure (of a priest?) is obliterated on the latter page.
On 31, 6 verso [f. 239 verso] col. a are the following eight lines in the same hand as the rest of the MS.: [Greek characters]
From this colophon we learn that the MS. was "written by the express order ([Greek characters]) and special permission ([Greek characters]) of Luke the very Reverend prior of the monastery in Antioch." Scrivener (l.c.) dates this MS. (instead of V.4.3, q.v.) A.D. 1199.
The rest of the page is covered with 'readers' rubrics (in black), written over erasures in later hands (XIII.-XV. Cent.).
For César De Missy (1703-1775), Prussian critic and divine, see V.3.3.
From the inscription on iii, 1 verso this MS. would appear to have belonged to the same monastery (of Prodromus) as V.3.3.
The contractions are indicated by spaced type.
[Formerly P.2.9].
V.3.4. [Greek characters] (1 162). s. xii. (Hagiographical fragments on flyleaf, Auct BHG 2083g + 1448pg, s.xii.) Parchment (a few paper substitutions). 239 ff. 280 x 200. 2 col. 22 ll. i8 (1, 8 substitutions), ii8 (1 substitution), iii-ix8, x8 (1, 5 substitutions), xi-xii8, xiii6, xiv-xix8, 1 leaf (paper addition), xx-xxi8, xxii8 (+ 1 after 4), xxiii-xxiv8, xxv8 (-2), xxvi-xxvii8, xxviii10(-6), xxix10, xxx6(-6). Written for [Greek characters]. FO: [Greek characters]; César de Missy, 1747. (Ian C. Cunningham: Greek Manuscripts in Scotland. Edinburgh, NLS, 1982
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 11 x 7 7/8, ff. 239, originally ff. 242, well written in double cols. of 22 lines (inserted paper leaves substituted for lost originals, written in single cols. of 25 lines), each 8 x 2˝ (single cols., 7 3/4 x 5˝), ruled and margined with bodkin, signatures (as in V.4.3), no catchwords, foliation (XVIII. Cent.) much cropped, rubrics and rubricated initials, running titles (chapter and verses marked in each Lesson probably by De Missy), the Lessons numbered (by the same hand) 1-363, much cropped, few marginalia, erased and re-written in parts, leaves torn and repaired with silk, Scrivener, Lect. 45, p. 369, Gregory, Lect. 45, p. 780, fol. sec. [Greek characters]. Cent. XII.
Binding: Similar to that of V.3.3, V.4.3, V.5.10, and V.7.3, the gilt central stamp identical on each, title (gilt) on black morocco shield: APOSTLES | MANUSCRIPTUM. 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. 326.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Greek
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: Ian C. Cunningham, Greek Manuscripts in Scotland: summary catalogue, with addendum (Edinburgh, 1982), no. 52; 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 325-327.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Orthodox Eastern Church
provenance: Antioch (Monastery)
provenance: César de Missy 1703-1775
Theologian. Chaplain to George III and scholar of the New Testament.
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