Manuscript: MS 22
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Corpus Christi College (Cambridge) Library, MS 22
 

Produced: England, 12th century/14th century

Language: Latin

Author: Isidore of Seville
Illustrator: 
Scribe: 

Binding: 
Media: Vellum
Script: 

Folios: 201  Height: 37.1 cm   Width: 25.4 cm

Manuscript type: Bestiary

Location: Corpus Christi College (Cambridge) Library (University of Cambridge), Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Family: First; B-Is

 




 
Description

ISIDORI ETYMOLOGIAE ET SYNONYMA plus BESTIARIUS ETC.

Vellum, 14 3/5 X 10, ff.20 + 181, mostly double columns of 42 lines. 12th century, in a very fine hand, and 14th century.

I. 14th century, 3 columns to a page.

Tabula super Isidori eymologias (folio i)

Primus liber Ysidori habet ca. 28.

Ends folio xxb. Expl. Tabula Ysidori.

II. 12th century, double columns.

Isidori Etymologiae (P. L. LXXXII) (folio 1)

Inc. Epistole Ysidori ad Braulionem.

Five letters, the last ending conditor huius codicis disputauit.

Capitula. Subjects of the books (folio 2b)

Capitula libri primi.

Inc. lib. primus de disciplina.

Disciplina a discendo.

Handsome initial in blue, green and red. Each book has a similar one. Initials of chapters are mostly in plain colour, red and green and white.

Lib. XX ends folio 161a ignis ardore siccetur. No colophon.

On the holy places of Jerusalem etc. (folio 161)

Si quis ab occidentalibus partibus ierusalem adire uoluerit solis ortum semper teneat.

Ends folio 161b. In sinistra parte est mons dominus uidit, ubi locutus est dominus cum abraham ubi et ipse abraham filium suum ysaac immolare uoluit.

CE Tobler's Innominatus VII (Descriptiones Terrae Sanctae, p. 100).

A Bestiary. The first leaf gone ( folio 162)

Begins in the section de Vulpe, followed by Est animal quod dicitur monocheros latine uero unicornis.

The last section (Est arbor que dicitur mandragora in partibus orientis) ends statim a demonio deuoratus est et periit.

There are illustrations in the text in outline, washed with colour: no backgrounds: the execution rough but effective.

Inc. prologus in librum b.Ysidori qui uocatur sinonima (P.L. LXXXIII 825) (folio 170)

In subsequenti hoc libro.

Argumentum. Uenit nuper ad manus - ammonentis rationis.

Text. Anima mea in angustiis est.

Ends folio 181b

Tu mihi supra uitam meam places. Amen.

(Adapted from A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Corpus Christi College, M.R. James, 1912)


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