Manuscript: MS 189
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Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 189
(Moralitates de avibus)
 

Produced: England, Late 12th century

Language: Latin

Author: Hugh de Fouilloy
Illustrator: 
Scribe: Single

Binding: Red goatskin, 20th century
Media: Parchment
Script: Gothic bookhand

Folios: 14  Height: 27.5 cm   Width: 19 cm

Manuscript type: Aviary

Location: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Yale University), New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Family: n/a

 



Source: Beinecke Library Digital Image Database | Copyright 2003 Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library | Folio 7r


 
Description

Hugo de Folieto, Moralitates de avibus, etc.

Folios 1r-10v : Moralitates de avibus; the Aviairum. 'Gallus alis se percutiens est doctor alijs exemplum prebens. De gallo. Intelligentia galli prouidentia magistrj. Quis dedit gallo intelligentiam. De gallo queritur a quo ei intelligentia tribuatur...Qui ad petram rostrum acuit dum se ipsum christo per bonam operationem conformem reddit.' Medieval Book of Birds: Hugh of Fouilloy's Aviarium (Binghampton, NY, 1992) Clark aviary group: Heiligenkreuz.

Also includes Hugh's De medicina anime.

Eighteen colored drawings of birds, many of which have been retouched by a later hand. Well drawn initials in red or blue, with penwork designs of the other color, mark the beginning of each chapter; rubrics throughout. Most folios are stained and have been repaired, but with little loss of text.

Written in England in the last quarter of the 12th century as part of a larger book; early provenance unknown. Belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps (no. 3691).

The first gathering of Beinecke MS 189 is misbound, with two folios missing; the order of the chapters: Book 1.36 (beginning), 42 (preceded by the end of 41), 43, 44 (incomplete), 36 (end of text), 37-40, 41 (incomplete), 46 (end of text), 47-53, 55-56.

[Adapted from Beinecke Library manuscript description; Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University (Binghamton, NY, 1984, 1992) Shailor; Medieval Book of Birds: Hugh of Fouilloy's Aviarium (Binghampton, NY, 1992) Clark]


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