|Creator:||Durand, of Huesca|
[between 1200 and 1235]
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Script: Written in a fine early gothic bookhand by several scribes, above top line.
Nice penwork initials, 7- to 3-line, for each letter of the alphabet, blue with red or vice versa. Smaller initials, 2-line, in similar but less intricate designs for chapter divisions. Chapter numbers, some initials, plain line fillers, and text divisions in red. Ornamental border, in red, encloses common ending for verses on f. 1r-v. Spaces for rubrics left unfilled. Majuscules in text stroked with pale yellow.
Beginning and end of codex worm and rodent damaged.
Binding: Date? Fragmentary binding. Resewn with a chain stitch and the spine lined with coarse cloth. Plain, wound endbands and paste boards (composed of paper and parchment fragments of manuscripts), that once were covered with brick red tawed skin. Traces of two ties. Outline of rectangular label, now missing, on upper cover.
Manuscript on parchment of Durand of Huesca (ca. 1160-1224?), Biblical Distinctiones, an early 13th-century revision of Peter of Capua's (d. 1214) Alphabetum in artem sermocinandi. Marston MS 266 is apparently the only known witness to Durand's revision. With Rhymed life of Peter of Capua , in quatrains, composed by Durand of Huesca.
ff. ii + 284 : parchment ; 250 x 177 (162 x 125) mm.
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