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[Homeliae de tempore, de sanctis, et de communi sanctorum : manuscript.
France? : 1150-1200?]
[123] leaves.
Book, Manuscript
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France? : 1150-1200?]
general note
Enlarged warble hole on leaf [94] with accommodating text.
Homeliary containing a Carolingian collection of sermons, erroneously attributed to the Venerable Bede. Influenced by the school of Auxerre, the text represents an important step in the evolution of the sermon as a literary form and is considered to be a contribution of the Carolingian Renaissance.
Nineteenth-century black straight-grainedgoat skin binding, with a smooth spine decorated with alternating fleurons and floral friezes; gilt frame of floral and palmette motifs on boards.
Rotunda antiquior script; up to 26 long lines per page (20 x 11.5 cm.).
Title derived from contents.
With some catchwords and prickings still visible; page numbering added in a much later hand.
With the bookstamp of Sir T[homas]. P[hillipps]. Middle Hill, 902 on front end leaf, and with the ex libris leather armorial crest bookplate of James P.R. Lyell on front pastedown.
Written by a single hand (?) in Latin, though with some inconsistencies in formation of letters, particularly 'd'; in brown ink with red rubrics; ruling in light ink; numerous capitals in red or touched in red; with some contemporary interlinear corrections and marginal annotations.
catalogue key
Acquired from Les Enluminures, 10 Nov. 2005.

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