Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 468 (V.6.18)
Images: [ MS Hunter 468 fol. 1 ] [ MS Hunter 468 fol. 1 detail ] [ MS Hunter 468 fol. 1 detail 2 ]
Date of Creation: Between 1299 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Incerti Avctoris [Psevdo-Alberti Magni], Liber Lapidarivs.
Incerti Avctoris, Modvs Lapidvm Pretiosorvm Consecrandorvm.
On i, 1 verso is a heraldic book-plate, partially covered by that of the Hunterian Museum Library, bearing quarterly 1. 4. (argent) a lion (?) rampant dexter (sable); 2. 3. (gules) a chevron (argent), surmounted by a count's coronet (couronne de comte).
On 1, 1 recto in lower border is an illuminated blazon, bearing quarterly 1. 4. (azure) three fleurs-de-lis (or), in chief a label of three points (white for argent); 2. 3. (argent) a viper (azure).
On the same page, lower margin, in a XVII. Cent. hand: Montchal.
On 5, 1 recto in a XVI.-XVII. Cent. hand, over an erasure of the same number of lines: Iste liber lapidarius appellatus datus est | michi petro Rossell . arcium et medicine | doctori domini Johannis ducis brebancie Et | comitis mutinensis (?) consiliario et medico Anno | domini millesimo nonagesimo primo octaua die | mensis octobris. In prouincia egidij episcopi. (This date omits the 'hundreds'). This leaf is margined and (partially) ruled with brown crayon.
Charles de Montchal (1589-1651) was Archbishop of Toulouse.
The arms on 1, 1 recto appear to represent in the 2nd and 3rd quarters those of the famous Italian family of Anguillara.
[Formerly S.6.14; S.6.86].
Negative microfilm in stock.
De Bure, Catalogue of the Gaignat Library, no. 1022
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 8 x 5 5/8, ff. 33, well written in an Italian (?Florentine) hand, in single cols. of 30 lines, each 5 5/8 x 3, margined and ruled with faded ink, catchwords (vertical), no signatures or foliation, probably cropped, first page floreated with gilt illuminated initial and heraldic blazon, red and blue initials with black and red ornament and gestures respectively, red and blue ornamental filling up of blank line spaces throughout, capitals following initials and initials of sentences touched with gamboge, no marginalia, clean, cropped, otherwise in excellent condition, fol. sec. coralo. Cent. XIV.-XV.
Binding: Millboards, covered green morocco, gilt-tooled inner margins, edges and sides (lines), richly decorated panelled back, gilt edges, red silk ribbon marker, title (gilt) on crimson morocco shields: LIBER | LAPI | DARIUS | M.SS | IN MEN | BRANIS. Early 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. 391.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Italian
Material Type: Treatise
Bibliography: Nigel Thorp, The glory of the page (London, 1987), 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 390-391.
Exhibitions: This manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasions: 'The Glory of the Page', Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Oct. 1987-Jan. 1988, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb.-Apr. 1988, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Jun.-Aug. 1988, Burrell Collection, Glasgow, Nov. 1988-Jan. 1989.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Pseudo-Albert
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. …
provenance: Charles de Montchal 1589-1651
Archbishop of Toulouse.
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