Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 475 (V.7.2)
Images: [ MS Hunter 475 fol. St. John ] [ MS Hunter 475 fol. St. Mark ]
Associated Websites: MS Hunter 475: Book of the Month
MS Hunter 475: images from the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts
Date of Creation: Between 1199 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Officivm Matrimonii Sancti. Graece.
Sacramentvm Sacerdotale. Graece.
Evsebii Pamphili, Episcopi Caesariensis, Epistvla ad Carpianvm. Graece.
Evsebii Pamphili, Episcopi Caesariensis, Canones. Graece.
Qvattvor Evangelia. [Greek characters]. Graece.
Eclogadivm Evangelistarvm. [Greek characters]. Graece.
Menologivm. [Greek characters]. Graece.
On 1, 1 recto top margin, in an XVIII. Cent. hand: P M E.
On 1, 1 recto bottom margin, in De Missy's hand: Ex libris Caesaris De Missy, Berolinensis: Londini: Anno Domini 1748 [for whom see V.3.3].
The fourteen lines of text on this page and the six on the next are Italian, written phonetically in Greek characters, thus: "A questo fine ditto matrimonio esti nulla persona qui ne giudica (?) nulla cosa. Arresponde lo popolo ogne Bene! Mettete la mano supra libri: Como avete nomo: Voi giurate a santi evangeli", etc. This passage may account for Gregory's "in Italia exaratus." The vellum of the first two quires is coarser than that of the rest of the MS.
Contractions are indicated by spaced type.
4, 4 verso, full-page picture (6 1/8 x 4 1/8) of S. Matthew (described above).
15, 2 verso, full-page picture (5 7/8 x 3 3/4) of S. Mark, [Greek characters], seated (facing right), about to write; seat, lectern, etc., as before. His toga is blue over a purple sleeved robe. Picture fairly well preserved.
23, 8 verso, full-page picture (6 1/8 x 3 3/4) of S. Luke, [Greek characters], seated (facing right), in act of writing; seat, lectern, etc., similar to those before described. His toga is green over a long blue sleeved robe. Somewhat defaced.
37, 1 verso, full-page picture (7 x 4 1/8) of S. John, [Greek characters], standing with his right hand extended making the Orthodox sign of the Cross over the head of a beardless amanuensis, who is seated on a footstool writing in a book resting on his left knee. S. John carries a red covered roll in his left; his toga is violet and under-garment pale blue; out of a glory in the top (right) corner, to which he is looking up, emerges a Divine Hand making the same sign. Rays symbolic of inspiration proceed from its forefinger (and from S. John's). All have gold backgrounds. C.R. Gregory attributes these pictures to Joh. Proch.
On iv, 6 verso in pencil (? by C.R. Gregory or H.A. Scrivener): Matthew has, on the margins, the Ammonian Sections with reference to the Eusebian Canons (expressed as a vulgar fraction, the numerator being the number of the section, and the denominator that of the canon), but the running numbers on the margins of the other Gospels are simply those of the Ammonian sections, and have no reference to the Canon.
On v, 1 recto (in the same hand): Marriage Service 15 ff | Oath of fidelity 1½ | Eusebius to Carpianus 2½ | Eusebian Canons 6 | Table of [Greek characters] 2 | Illumination 1 | Gospel of Matthew 80 | Blank leaf 1 | Illumination |
Gospel of Mark 60
Table of [Greek characters] 3
Gospel of Luke 99
Table of [Greek characters] 1
Illumination 1
Gospel of John 72
Eclogadion, Synaxarion & Menology 21
Signatures [Greek characters] in eights; except [Greek characters] and [Greek characters] in sevens.
[Formerly Q.7.9; Q.7.122].
Évangiles. Glasgow University, Hunterian ms. 475 (V.7.2). Parchemin; 367 f.; 185 x 141 mm.; Grec, début XIIIe siècle (les deux premiers cahiers, XVe siècle); Reliure: XVIIIe siècle, carton fort recouvert de cuir de Russie grenu, brun (probablement pourpre déteint), dorure. Planche 6. Manuscrit des Évangiles contenant également le rituel du mariage, avec d'autres textes liturgiques et théologiques. Chaque évangile débute par une miniature à pleine page représentant le portrait de l'évangéliste. Le manuscrit fut acheté par Hunter à la vente de la bibliothèque de César de Missy en 1776. Bibl.: Young & Aitken, Catalogue, p. 394-397. (Brussels catalogue, 1963, p. 5.)
V.7.2. (i) [Greek characters] (f. 1). s. xv. (ii) [Greek characters] (PG 22.1276-92) (f. 17) and [Greek characters], in margin Eusebian sections and canons (f. 26). s. xii/xiii. (iii) [Greek characters] and [Greek characters] (lacks Jun.-Aug.), in margin Eusebian sections (f. 109). s. xi. (e 560.) Parchment. 367 ff. 185 x 140. 1 col. (i) 17 ll.; (ii) 17-24 ll.; (iii) 18 ll. (i) i-ii8; (ii) i8, ii6(-4, 5) (?), iii-xii8; (iii) a2, i-ii8, iii8(-7), iv-xii8, xiii8(-5), xiv-xvi8, xvii8(-5), xviii-xx8, xxi8(-2, 6), 1 leaf, xxii-xxiii8, xxiv8(-4), xxv-xxx8, xxxi10(-10), xxxii8(-2), xxxiii6. Illuminations of the four evangelists. FO: César de Missy, 1748. (Ian C. Cunningham: Greek Manuscripts in Scotland. Edinburgh, NLS, 1982.)
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 7 3/8 x 5 5/8, ff. 367, originally about ff. 354 (the first two quires being a later addition in a XV. Cent. hand, and the last three or four folios having been lost), in single cols. of 17 lines (quires 1, 2) and 18 lines (remainder), the former 5¼ x 3 3/4, the latter 5½ x 3 7/8, the former margined and ruled with black ink, the latter with the bodkin, signatures mostly cropped, no catchwords, foliation (1-97) modern, pencil, coloured columnar horse-shoe arched borders (3, 4 recto-4, 1 verso), four full-page pictures (of the Evangelists), four gilt illuminated headpieces (and initials) beginning of each Gospel, rubrics, rubricated initials, running titles and (marginal) verses added by De Missy (?), marginal rubricated Ammonian sections, other marginalia rare, much cropped, first picture much defaced (Scrivener, Evann. 520, p. 250; Gregory, Quat. Evan. 560, p. 555), fol. sec. [Greek characters] Early Cent. XIII. (and XV.).
Binding: Similar to that of V.3.3, etc., but without the central stamp, green silk ribbon marker, saffron edges, title (gilt) on dark green morocco shield: EVANGELION | MANUSCRIPTVM. 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. 395.]
Access: Temporarily unavailable for consultation: at exhibition until July 2019.
Language: Greek
Material Type: Document
Notes: This manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasions: 'Treasures of Scottish Libraries', National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1961; 'Trésors des Bibliothèques d'Ecosse', Brussels, 1963; 'William Hunter, Book Collector', Glasgow University Library, Apr.-Sep. 1983; 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; 'The Magic of the Middle Ages, Part 1: Sacred Manuscripts', Glasgow University Library, 21 April-30 July 1994; 'Byzantium: Treasures of Byzantine Art and Culture from British Collections', British Museum, London, 9 December 1994-23 April 1995; 'Manuscripts from Two Millennia', Glasgow University Library, 20 May 1996.
Bibliography: Jack Baldwin, William Hunter, 1718-1783, book collector: catalogue of an exhibition (Glasgow, 1983), no. 12; David Buckton, ed., Byzantium: treasures of Byzantine art and culture from British collections (London, 1994), pp 178-179; Ian C. Cunningham, Greek Manuscripts in Scotland: summary catalogue, with addendum (Edinburgh, 1982), no. 59; National Library of Scotland, Treasures of Scottish libraries: catalogue (Edinburgh, 1961), vi, 4; Nigel Thorp, The glory of the page (London, 1987), no. 12; Trésors des bibliothèques d'Ecosse (Brussels, 1963); 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 394-397; Image of St Mark, fol 110v, reproduced on cover of Peter of John Olivi, Commentary on the Gospel of St Mark, translated, introduction and notes by Robert J Karris (Franciscan Institute Publications, 2011).
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: Eusebius Bishop of Caesarea c.260-c.340
author: Orthodox Eastern Church
exhibition: Byzantium 1994-1995
Exhibition: 'Byzantium: Treasures of Byzantine Art and Culture from British Collections', British Museum, London, 9 December 1994-23 April 1995.
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. …
exhibition: Magic of the Middle Ages 1994-1995
Exhibition: The Magic of the Middle Ages: Manuscript Treasures of Glasgow University Library. Part 1: Sacred Manuscripts, Glasgow University Library, 21 April-30 …
exhibition: Manuscripts from Two Millennia 1996
Exhibition mounted to coincide with the visit of the Manuscript Society, Glasgow University Library, 20 May 1996.
exhibition: Treasures of Scottish Libraries 1961
Exhibition, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1961.
exhibition: Trésors des Bibliothèques d'Ecosse 1963
Exhibition, Brussels, 1963.
exhibition: William Hunter, Book Collector 1983
Exhibition, Glasgow University Library, 14 april-30 September 1983.
provenance: César de Missy 1703-1775
Theologian. Chaplain to George III and scholar of the New Testament.
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