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Petrus Comestor, Historia scholastica(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Petri Comestoris Historia Scholastica
Codicology:Vellum, 348 x 250 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), (13.8 x 10.1 in.), ff. 158 + 11, double columns of 49 lines. Cent. xiii early, in two main hands, both very good.
Collation: 3 flyleaves, a2? b6, 18-208 (wants 7-8). One page at each end covered with paper.
2 fo.: considerans or uocat
Additions:Three flyleaves at the beginning are from a xiiith cent. MS. of decretals in small hand. Then a blank leaf (iv).
Additions:f. vr a has xvith cent. note and title.
Decoration:On vv a drawing of the seven-branched candlestick with allegorical explanation, and diagram of 'transitus filiorum israel per mare rubrum'.
Additions:ff. vir-xir have the compendium of sacred history up to the time of Christ which is often found written on rolls and attributed to Petrus Pictavensis:
“Considerans hystorie sacre prolixitatem”
with genealogical tables.
Decoration:On xiv a drawing of a seraph, with the allegorical significance of the six wings and feathers.
Decoration:There are some very handsome decorative initials containing grotesque figures, e.g. Genesis f. 1v; Exodus (a centaur) f. 19r(Content authored by Corpus Christi College); Numbers (retaining its cloth guard) f. 34v(Content authored by Corpus Christi College); Joshua, curious figure f. 44r(Content authored by Corpus Christi College).
Foliation: ff. a-b + i-xi + 1-157 + xii + c-d(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
0.
vir-xir
Peter of Poitiers, Genealogia historiarum(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
1.
1r-xiiv
Petrus Comestor, Historia scholastica(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
1r
Rubric:
Petri Comestoris Historia Scholastica
1r
Rubric:
Incipit prologus epistolaris
1r
Incipit:
Reuerendo patri et domino suo Willelmo
1r
Explicit:
per omnia benedictus deus. Amen
Capitula
1r
Rubric:
Incipit prefatio
1v
Incipit:
Imperatorie maiestatis
(P. L. CXCVIII 1053)
1v
Explicit:
princeps est et principium
1v
Rubric:
Incipit hystoria scolastica de creatione
1v
Incipit:
In principio erat uerbum
66r
Hand changes
157v
Explicit:
in catacumbis
157v
Epitaph of P. Comestor in a later hand
xiir
(158r)
blank
xiiv
(158v)
Verso covered with paper