Manuscript: H.11
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St John's College (Cambridge) Library, H.11
(Isidorus, etc.)
 

Produced: England, Late 12th century

Language: Latin

Author: Isidore of Seville
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Scribe: 

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Media: Vellum
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Folios: 159  Height: 41.3 cm   Width: 27 cm

Manuscript type: Miscellany

Location: St John's College (Cambridge) Library (University of Cambridge), Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Family: n/a

 




 
Description

"Double columns of 51 lines. Late 12th cent., very finely written.

Ex dono Mag. Hugonis Williams filii Gruffini Williams de Penrhyn Arm. 1651.

From Wigmore Priory, Herefordshire. On lower margin of f. 1, in charter hand (xiii) :

Liber ecclesie S. Iacobi de Wygemore. Si quis igitur illum ab eodem monasterio alienauerit uel hunc titulum maliciose deleuerit anathema sit donec resipiscat et ad dignam satisfactionem perueniat. Amen.

Isidori Etymologiae.

Inc. liber primus ethimologiarum S. Ysidori archiep. Hyspalensis

Disciplina a discendo (LXXXII 73).

Fine initial in flat colours and white scroll-work on pink and yellow grounds resembling those in no. 209. Lib. II has an exceedingly fine initial in outline only. Libb. III-VII in colour as Lib. I. Lib. VIII outline. Lib. IX in colour. At end of Lib IX two full-page tables of affinity. The first has at top a bust of Christ with two swords proceeding (hilt foremost) from his mouth : down the sides are more heads. Lib. X initial in outline, XI in colour, XII in outline. Christ above half-length in a medallion. Below, Adam surrounded by beasts, birds and fish. XIII outline with head of Christ. XIV outline. XV colour. XVI outline (colour begun) : large. XVII, XVIII outline. XIX outline and colour : man fighting dragon. XX outline. Ends 124b : ignis ardore siccetur. Expl. Lib. ethimolog. b. ysidori hispal. archiep.

A circular map showing the winds and little else

A large circular labyrinth in red and green.

A circular map, rubbed, showing Ossa, Pelion, Olympus and a few other names.

Capitula of the books in another hand (xiii)" - Descriptive catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of St John's College, Cambridge (Cambridge, 1913) James

For a full description see Descriptive catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of St John's College, Cambridge (Cambridge, 1913) M. R. James, Descriptive catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of St John's College, Cambridge.


 
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