|Creator:||Epiphanius, Saint, Bishop of Constantia in Cyprus, ca. 310-403 Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, ca. 260-ca. 340 John, of Damascus, Saint|
[between 1300 and 1400]
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Script: Written throughout in an extremely small Greek minuscule, by five scribes: Scribe 1, ff. 1r-32v and 171r-173r; Scribe 2, ff. 33v-68v; Scribe 3, ff. 69r-168r; Scribe 4, ff. 168r-170v; Scribe 5, ff. 173r-188v. Notes added on f. 33r (originally blank) and in margins by various later hands; in some of the notes on f. 33r Latin letters are used for Greek words.
Two headings and title of Matthew in blue (f. 37r). Initials in red with simple floral ornament. Extensive rubrication. Headpieces and bars between sections in red, blue, green and yellow (all faded). Eusebian Canons done with compass and ruler, in red and blue.
Several folios originally had holes, which have been written around.
Binding: Date? Original sewing on three chain supports laced in a Z pattern into square, flush wooden boards, grooved on the edges. Two pin holes in the edge of the upper board and three holes for each strap in the lower. Traces of rectangular plates (?) at the fore-edge near the head of the upper board and the tail of the lower. Rebacked and the sides covered with cloth.
Belonged to Frederick North, fifth Earl of Guilford (1766-1827) and to Sir Thomas Phillipps (no. 7682). Purchased from Laurence Witten with funds from the Jacob Ziskind Charitable Trust in 1957.
Manuscript on parchment. Includes: Letter of Eusebius to Carpianus; Eusebian Canons; the New Testament; Epiphanius of Cyprus, In Sabbato magno; and John Damascene, De dormientibus in fide.
ff. i + 188 + i : parchment ; 168 x 128 (124 x 90) mm.
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