Manuscript: ljs184
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Annenberg Rare Book & Manuscript Library, ljs184
(Etymologiae)
 

Produced: Southern France, 13th century

Language: Latin

Author: Isidore of Seville
Illustrator: 
Scribe: 

Binding: 
Media: Vellum
Script: Early Gothic

Folios: 184  Height: 35.6 cm   Width: 24.2 cm

Manuscript type: Single-author

Location: Annenberg Rare Book & Manuscript Library (University of Pennsylvania), Philadelphia, PA, United States

Family: n/a

 



Source: Annenberg Rare Book & Manuscript Library MS ljs184 | Copyright 2001 Copyright 2001 Annenberg Rare Book & Manuscript Library | Folio 92v


 
Description

The Etymologiae of Isidore of Seville.

"The manuscript comprises Books I-XXI (i.e. XX) of the Etymologiae. Book III is here divided into two chapters, hence twenty-one chapters instead of the expected twenty. There is no indication in this manuscript of provenance, or early or later history. The script resembles, however, that of the later thirteenth century in southern France or possibly Catalonia. Variants in chapter headings (esp. books XIII and XVIII (here called XIV and XIX) affiliate this manuscript with Lindsays [T], a late 8th c. manuscript from Toledo (Toletanus Matritensis, Tol. 15. 8), although only a detailed comparison to other manuscripts will firmly establish the place of this copy in the history of the transmission of the text. In particular, it must be determined which manuscripts, if any, contain the extra material found at the end of this copy; the manuscript contains several extra sections, extending beyond the accepted text with sections entitled 'De celo vel quinque circulis eius atque subteraneo (?) meatu', 'De signis et lumine stellarum', De septem planetis', 'De signifero', 'De lune cursu per signa', 'De lune cursu si quis signa ignorunt', 'De mensibus anni et no[mi?]ne bis sexti'. These appear to be from Bedes De temporum ratione, having somehow been appended to the Etymologiae. The added section begins on f. 178v: 'Celum circulis quinque distingintur quorum duo extremi…'. ...rubrics in red, with blue and red book headings in upper margin, historiated initial letter on first page depicting Isidorus lecturing to two students; half-border with semi-bestial musicians (viol, drum, horns), a hare with trumpet, and three other grotesques; red and blue initials with penwork" - Annenberg Library


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