Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 462 (V.6.12)
Date of Creation: Between 1599 and 1699
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Georgii Codini Cvropalatae, Chronicon.
Georgii Codini Cvropalatae, Descriptio Templi S. Sophiae.
On both boards, under a crown and within a floral border, with four fleurs-de-lis (top, bottom and sides), is a shield party per pale, the dexter half bearing three fesses (or): the sinister half divided into three divisions, the two upper bearing each a triple towered castle, and the lower a lion rampant.
On 1, 1 recto the writing in the first line is partially corroded through (probably through use of metallic pounce).
At the foot of this title page is a circular stamp enclosing a cypher or monogram.
Don Ferdinando Henriquez de Ribera, Duke of Alcala, scholar and Viceroy of Philip IV. of Spain (born 1605, crowned 1621, died 1665), in Navarre, Catalonia and Sicily, till his death in 1636, was the grand-nephew of Perafano Henriquez, whom Philip II. made first Duke of Alcala in 1558, thereafter appointing him Viceroy, first in Catalonia and then in Naples, where he continued till his death in 1571, when Philip appointed his brother Ferdinand his successor.
Surgente was the name of a noble Neapolitan family in the XVI.-XVII. centuries.
The text of this MS. does not correspond to that of the Corpus Scriptorum Historiae Byzantinae, Bonnae, 1843, vol. 43.
Dr. Young notes: Dr. Th. Pregar of Munich informs me that this is a translation of the Greek text. MSS. Harl. 5631. J.Y.
[Formerly R.7.8; R.7.90]
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 8 x 5 7/8, ff. 153, originally ff. 154, well written in an Italian hand, in single cols. of 20 lines, each 7 x 4 5/8, margined with plummet, not ruled, catchwords (every page), no signatures, foliation, slightly worm-holed, no marginalia, clean, fol. sec. ILLVSTRISSIMO. Early Cent. XVII.
Binding: Original, millboards, covered crimson morocco, gilt-tooled entire sides and panelled back, arms on both boards, remains of crimson silk ribbon ties, gilt edges, goffered, vellum straps. Early Cent. XVII.
[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. 385.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Italian
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: 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 385-386.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: George Codinus
dedicatee: Ferdinando Henriquez de Ribera Duke of Alcala d. 1636
Viceroy of Navarre, Catalonia and Sicily, 1571-1636.
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