Manuscript: HM 1076
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Huntington Library, HM 1076
(Etymologiae)
 

Produced: England, 2nd half 13th century

Language: Latin

Author: Isidore of Seville
Illustrator: 
Scribe: Two

Binding: XVII, in English sprinkled calf
Media: Parchment
Script: Gothic book

Folios: 199  Height: 32.4 cm   Width: 21.9 cm

Manuscript type: Single-author

Location: Huntington Library, San Marino, California, United States

Family: n/a

 



Source: Digital Scriptorium | Copyright 2004 Copyright 2004 Huntington Library | Folio 34r


 
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The Etymologiae of Isidore of Seville.

Folios 2r-184r: Etymologiae. Begins: Domino meo et dei servo braulioni episcopo ysidorus omni desiderio desideravi nunc videre faciem tuam…; Item prologus braulionis ad ysidorum, Domino meo et vere domino christique electo ysidoro episcoporum summer braulio servus inutilis servorum dei. O pie domine... . Ends: Explicit ysidorus ethimologiarum in libris xx mirabiliter elaboratus.

Folios 185r-186r: [Chapter list] Primus liber ysidori ethimologiarum habet capitula 78, 1m incipit sic Disciplina a discendo, 2m capitulum discipline liberalium…16 falere instrumenta equorum sunt.

Folios 186r-198v: [Subject index to the Etymologiae in alphabetical order, seldom alphabetized to or beyond the third letter, referring to book and chapter]. Tabula super ysidori ethimologias, Quare A est prior literarum ethimologiarum libro i capitulo...

Illustration in the left column of f. 34r of the sun as a spiral helix design in gold on a blue ground dotted in white; in the right column of the same folio, an illustration of the 7 phases of the moon in gold on a white-dotted blue ground. Major initials, 7- to 4-line, in parted red and blue infilled with elaborate red filigree from which extends red and blue flourishing; 2-line blue initials with red flourishing (guide letters visible); 1-line initials alternating red and blue; initials in the text touched in red. Red and blue paragraph marks. Running headlines across the opening in alternating red and blue letters. Rubrics entered only through quire 5, thereafter spaces reserved; a later hand, s. XIVin (same as on f. 88v?), has made notes in lead in the lower margins for rubrics. Occasional contemporary corrections and marginal index notes; some chapter numbers entered in a later hand.


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