Gospel of St Matthew

Gospel of St Matthew
Date
1125-1175
By
Bible Society in New Zealand; Clemas, Albert Edward Thomas Baker, 1880-1956
Ref
MSR-15
Description
This is the Glossa Ordinaria on St Matthew's Gospel, assembled by Ralph of Laon. The Gloss here occurs only on the twelfth-century leaves, Matthew 4:17 to 17:22 (see Manion). Quantity: 1 volume(s). Physical Description: Vellum, 78 leaves (one blank), plus 2 medieval flyleaves (erased medieval documents), 267 x 168mm. Single column of biblical text, 20 lines, ruled in blind, central column written space c.188 x 55mm, gloss written without ruling between the lines and in both outer margins within total written space of 188 x 148mm, written in brown and dark-brown ink in 3 sizes of a regular rounded romanesque bookhand, each gloss preceded by a tiny paragraph mark like a capital gamma in Greek; no decoration; the replacement leaves also 20 lines, ruled in brown ink, written space 188 x 56mm, written in a later (probably fifteenth-century) Italian disjointed bookhand in conscious imitation of a romanesque script, capitals touched in red, small initials in red or blue, no gloss. Finding Aids: Manion, M.M. Medieval and Renaissancce manuscripts in New Zealand collections, no. 133; Taylor, D.M. The oldest manuscripts in New Zealand, no.23.. Provenance: Executed in Italy between 1152 and 1175. Sold at Sotheby's 12 November 1929, lot 360, to March. Bought by Albert Clemas and sold by him to the British and Foreign Bible Society of New Zealand in 1933.
Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format
1 volume(s), Illuminated manuscripts, Vellum, 78 leaves (one blank), plus 2 medieval flyleaves (erased medieval documents), 267 x 168mm., Single column of biblical text, 20 lines, ruled in blind, central column written space c.188 x 55mm, gloss written without ruling between the lines and in both outer margins within total written space of 188 x 148mm, written in brown and dark-brown ink in 3 sizes of a regular rounded romanesque bookhand, each gloss preceded by a tiny paragraph mark like a capital gamma in Greek; no decoration; the replacement leaves also 20 lines, ruled in brown ink, written space 188 x 56mm, written in a later (probably fifteenth-century) Italian disjointed bookhand in conscious imitation of a romanesque script, capitals touched in red, small initials in red or blue, no gloss., Binding: Fifteenth-century slightly bevelled wooden boards, sewn onto 4 double pink-stained thongs; lacking all covering; 2 stubs on upper cover of 2 clasps covered with dark green silk and attached by 3 foliate pins; corresponding trefoil metal clasps on lower cover stamped with a rosette and a gothic letter 's'., Decoration: On f.1. a large initial 'L' (of uncertain date and post-medieval) introduces the Gospel. It is in scrollwork design with acanthus and other leaves drawn in black and coloured in red and blue; all but this letter of the word 'Liber' is painted vertically in a fifteenth-century hand in blue with penwork in red.
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