Late medieval miscellany
Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872 (association)
Raised bands-Specimens-Italy-15th century
Bible--QuotationsManuscripts, LatinManuscripts, MedievalGeography, Medieval--MapsPerpetual calendarsFencing
[144, 146-157] leaves : map
Preceded and followed by a single vellum flyleaf, apparently complete.
Collation: i⁸, ii⁶, iii-xiv⁸, xv⁶, xvi-xvii¹⁰, xviii⁸, xix-xx⁶.
Bound in contemporary Italian blind-tooled brown calf over pasteboard; sides with triple fillets; central panel tooled with intersecting semi-circles filled with small circles. Remains of clasp, with catchplate on lower cover. Spine sewn on two raised thongs.
Gothic cursive script; likely copied and used in Tuscany, in or near Florence, based on note in black ink at bottom of leaf [157r].
Written by at least three different hands in Latin; in brown ink.
Ruled in plummet; with some catchwords; some paragraph marks in bright red, some capitals or letters touched in red.
Contemporary foliation in Arabic numerals in upper right hand corner, doubled by modern foliation which is preferred here.
With catchwords and some evidence of pricking.
Title derived from contents.
With Sir Thomas Phillipps's shelfmark 12309 on inside upper cover.
Purchase; Les Enluminures; 2010; MS.10.016.
Once part of the Fondo Sessoriano collection (Cistercians of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Rome).
Table of contents (leaves [1-5v]). -- Small T-O mappa mundi included in a perpetual calendar for the years 1424-1444. -- Notabilia biblie et aliorum sapientum (leaves [9-103]). -- Index librorum Bibliae (leaves [103v-104]). -- Rules for fencing (leaf ). -- Selection of Psalms, chosen by St Hilary (leaves [104v-108]). -- Dictis de iustitia et iure (leaf [108v]). -- Dies Aegyptici (leaves [109v-111]). -- Notabilia biblie et aliorum sapientum, continued (leaves [111v-157]) -- Protocols (leaf ).