|Creator:||Rabanus Maurus, Archbishop of Mainz, 784?-856|
[between 1150 and 1200]
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Script: The original part copied by a single hand writing a careful Praegothica. The additional artt. 4 and 5 are copied by two slightly later hands in smaller and less formal forms of the same script.
The decoration of the original part consists of headings and chapter numbering in red; 1-line versals alternately red and green in the chapter tables; and plain initials of various sizes (2-4, occasionally 6-11 lines, sometimes slightly decorated, in red, blue and green. In the additional artt. 4 and 5 red stroking of the majuscules, red headings (not in art. 5), and 1-2 lines plain red initials.
Binding: Eighteenth Century. Paper over pasteboard. On the spine red leather title label with inscription ... Red mottled edges.
Collection of J.R. Ritman, bought from H.P. Kraus in 1988 (bookplate, MS BPH 92). Albert H. Childe Memorial Collection at Yale University Library (armorial bookplate).
With apocryphal letters containing a debate between Alexander the Great and Didymus, King of the Brahmins, and a sermon on the story of Abraham and Isaac.
Manuscript on parchment containing 1) Hrabanus Maurus (c. 780-856), Expositio in IV libros Regum, up to the middle of 3.4. PL 109.9-133. 2) Beda Venerabilis (d. 735), De templo Salomonis. 3) Hrabanus Maurus, Expositio in IV libros Regum, 3.8-4.25. 4) Alexandri Magni regis Macedonum et Dindimi regis Bragmanorum de philosophia per litteras facta collatio. The ficticious correspondence between Alexander the Great and the King of the Brahmins about philosophy and morals. 5) Large collection of short moral prescriptions without apparent order, several of them addressed at monks. The authors from whom the sentences are taken are rarely mentioned: Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, Isidore of Seville, John Chrysostom, Plato.
ff. i + 190 + i : parchment ; 275 x 195 mm.
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