Manuscript

Bibliothèque Municipale de Troyes, MS 177
(De avibus)

Codicology

Produced: Portugal?, last quarter 12th century
Location: Bibliothèque Municipale de Troyes, Troyes, France
Type: Miscellany
Language: Latin
Folios: 233
Author: Hugh of Fouilloy
Illustrated: Yes
Binding: Wood boards covered with white leather, 12th-13th century
Media: Parchment
Script Littera textualis formata
Dimensions: Height: 34.2 cm Width: 24 cm

Description

The De avibus (On birds) and other texts of Hugh of Fouilloy. The text is often incorrectly ascribed to Hugh of St Victor. Clark aviary group: Heiligenkreuz.

The De avibus is in part 4 (folio 135r to 159r) of the manuscript. The other texts are: De medicina animae; De nuptiis;

De templo Salomonis ad litteram; De concordia temporum conregnantium in Juda; De potestate ligandi atque solvendi; De eruditione hominis interioris, liber III; Super Exiit edictum; De tribus processionibus celebrioribus; De XII abusivis saeculi; Liber de sacramentis.

The 30 illustrations are colored line drawings, usually showing the bird standing in a side view. Many of the birds look very much the same. The bird is often shown in a circle or square, with its name in red letters. Few show any of the characteristic features noted in the bestiaries.

Later additions say: [f223r]: "In hoc volumine continentur liber Hugonis de Folieto de claustro anime. de claustro materiali. de medicina anime. de tribus columbis et aliis avibus multis. de sacramento altaris" [12th - 13th century]; [f223v] "Hugo de Folieto de claustro anime. de claustro materiali. de medicina anime. de tribus columbis et aliis avibus multis. et de sacramento altaris" [13th century]; "De templo Salomonis ad litteram. de concordia temporum coregnantium in Juda. de potestate ligandi atque solvendi. de triplici vicio mutabilitatis et inconstantia mentis de visione Danielis. de edicto Alexandri regis militie celorum. Sanctus Ciprianus de xii abusionibus seculi. liber de sacramentis" [15th century].

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