Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 476 (V.7.3)
Title: Qvattvor Evangelia
Date of Creation: Between 1199 and 1299
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Qvattvor Evangelia. Graece. [Greek characters].
The Four Gospels:
Begins (1, 1 recto lines 1-4): [Greek characters] [rubric almost entirely effaced] | B [rubricated initial, faded] [Greek charactrs] [S. Mt. 1 1.]
Ends (38, 3 verso lines 4-6): [Greek characters] [S. Jno. 21 25.]
Remarks: On 1, 1 recto above the head-piece: Ex libris | Caesaris De Missy Berolinensis: | Londini: Anno Domini 1748:- (for whom see V.3.3); below this is a monogram (?): EB.
On the same page, bottom margin: Brianus Walton | Marcij . 21 . 1656. | prætium . 20s.
On 11, 4 verso at the end of S. Matthew is the following rubricated colophon:- [Greek characters]
The next three pages contain the list of titles of S. Mark beginning thus: [Greek characters]
Then come four hexameters and an elegiac distich on the composition of the Gospel thus:- [Greek characters]
The [Greek characters] of S. Luke are contained on 18, 8 verso line 15 ([Greek characters]) - 19, 2 verso line 13 ([Greek characters]).
Those of S. John are not wholly rubricated (like the foregoing), and are contained on 30, 2 verso line 7 ([Greek character] [rubricated] [Greek characters] [rubricated] [Greek characters]) which follows four or five lines of rubricated colophon now quite illegible. A similar line can just be traced on 38, 3 verso.
On v, 1 recto in pencil (?by Scrivener or Gregory): Matt 86 ff | Mark 60 | Luke 88 | John 57 | 291 | [Greek characters] = 37 | 8 | 296 | 3 of [Greek characters] | 299 | But [Greek characters] 2 ff | [Greek characters] 6 ff | [therefore] 299 - 8 = 291 ff. Register | [Greek characters] iii in eights except [Greek characters] 2 leaves | and [Greek characters] 6 do. | Ammonian Sections are marked on the margins, but without the usual reference | to the Eusebian Canons. | A table of [Greek characters] precedes each | Gospel except Matthew and their | occurrence is marked on the margin | along with the Ammonian Sections.
Brian or Bryan Walton (1600?-1661), Bishop of Chester, edited the "English Polyglot Bible", 1655-1657. See Dict. Nat. Biog. lix. 268.
Contractions are indicated by spaced type.
[Formerly Q.7.123].
V.7.3. [Greek characters] (e 561), in margin Eusebian sections. s. xiii. Parchment. 291 ff. 190 x 135. 1 col. 21-25 ll. i-xxix8, xxx2, xxxi6, xxxii-xxxvii8, xxxviii4(-4). FO: Brian Walton, 1656; César de Missy, 1748. (Ian C. Cunningham: Greek Manuscripts in Scotland. Edinburgh, NLS, 1982.)
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 7½ x 5¼, ff. 291, originally ff. 292, well written in single cols. of 21-25 lines, each 4 7/8 x 3½-5¼ x 3¼, ruled and margined with bodkin, signatures (original, alphabetical, the same on first recto and last verso of each quire, thus serving in place of catchwords, and XVIII. Cent. in Roman capitals), foliation (1-134) modern, in pencil, rubrics, rubricated initials and headpieces, list of titles ([Greek characters]) rubricated; these also rubricated in loco, rubricated marginal, Ammonian sections, running titles by De Missy (?), who also numbered the verses marginally, few other marginalia, mostly contemporary corrections, stained in quire thirty-six, margins of first quire gnawed, first page holed and partially effaced (rubric), last leaf of quire ten torn and sewn, with these exceptions well preserved, but much cropped (Scrivener, Evann. 521, p. 250; Gregory, Quat. Evan. 561, p. 556), fol. sec. [Greek characters]. Early Cent. XIII.
Binding: Identical with that of V.7.2, which, however, has not the central stamp (as in V.3.3-V.3.6; V.4.3; and V.5.10), green silk ribbon marker, title (gilt) on black morocco shield: EUAGGELION | 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. 397.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Greek
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: Ian C. Cunningham, Greek Manuscripts in Scotland: summary catalogue, with addendum (Edinburgh, 1982), no. 60; 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 397-398.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

provenance: César de Missy 1703-1775
Theologian. Chaplain to George III and scholar of the New Testament.
provenance: Brian Walton 1600?-1661
Bishop of Chester.
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