Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 440 (V.5.10)
Title: Evangelivm
Date of Creation: Between 1258 and 1259
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Evangelivm. ([Greek characters]).
Evangelistary of the Greek Church: (Imperfect.)
Begins (1, 1 recto [p. 1] col. a, lines 1-3): [Greek characters] [rubric] 'E [rubricated initial with right hand making the orthodox sign of the cross] [Greek characters]
Ends (17, 2 verso [p. 224] col. a, line 27): [Greek characters] [S. Jno. 1028.] = V.3.3. p. 64, col. b, line 22.
Remarks: f. 86 recto = p. '171', f. 86 verso = p. '174', hence the remaining numbers are two in excess.
p. 224, col. a, line 28, and col. b, lines 1-20, contain readers' rubrics after a grotesque twisted dragon ornament (in red and white coils); lines 21, 22 give the date thus: [Greek characters] [as in V.4.3, col. b], followed by four hastily drawn crosses, each executed with one stroke.
At the foot of the page in De Missy's hand (?): Ex libris Caesaris De Missy, Berolinensis:- | Londini: Anno Domini 1748: [unkeyable character]
For CÚsar De Missy (1703-1775), Prussian critic and divine, see V.3.3.
The above quoted date = 1259 A.D. [Greek character] = 6000, [Greek character] = 700, [Greek character] = 60, [Greek character] = 7. 6767-5508 (the year of the Creation of the World according to the era of Constantinople) = 1259.
On p. 157 is an erasure of 14 lines (rubrics).
The Lessons are numbered (?by De Missy) 1-190, but 67 is also numbered 106, on account of the lacuna, and this double numbering continues to 188 (237), p. 221.
[Formerly Q.3.2; Q.3.35].
Remarks 2nd paragraph l. 1 for 'after' read 'above'; l. 3 [Greek characters] (I.C. Cunningham, 28/5/81.)
[Greek characters] (1 239; weekday / Sat.-Sun.). 1259. Parchment. 111 ff. 266 x 200. 2 col. 27-33 ll. i-iii8, iv4(-1, 4), v4, vi4(-1, 2), vii-ix8, x8(-4), xi8, xii8(-8), xiii8, xiv8(-4), xv-xvi8, xvii4(-3, 4); FO: CÚsar de Missy, 1748. (Ian C. Cunningham: Greek Manuscripts in Scotland. Edinburgh, NLS, 1982.)
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 10 1/8 x 7 7/8, ff. 111, originally about ff. 132, well written in double cols. of 29-36 lines, each 8 3/8-8 3/4 x 2 5/8, ruled and margined with bodkin, no catchwords, signatures (on the first recto of each quire), pagination (?by De Missy) over erased foliation (as in V.4.3), rubrics and rubricated ornamental initials (often containing hands making the orthodox sign of the cross), rubricated headpieces, running titles (?by De Missy), practically no marginalia beyond the chapters and verses noted in the margin of the consecutively numbered Lessons (?by De Missy), coarse vellum with holes, cropped, stained in places, otherwise well preserved (Scrivener, Lect. 230, p. 343, Gregory, Lect. 239, p. 721) fol. sec. [Greek characters]. Cent. XIII. (1259).
Binding: Similar to that in V.3.3; V.3.4; V.4.3, and V.7.3, the gilt central stamp identical in each, green silk ribbon marker, cinnamon edges, title (gilt) on dark green morocco shield: EVANGELISTAR | GRAECUM | 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. 363.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Greek
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: Ian C. Cunningham, Greek Manuscripts in Scotland: summary catalogue, with addendum (Edinburgh, 1982), no. 57; 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. 363.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: Orthodox Eastern Church
provenance: CÚsar de Missy 1703-1775
Theologian. Chaplain to George III and scholar of the New Testament.
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