|Creator:||Priscian, fl. ca. 500-530|
[between 1175 and 1200]
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Script: Written by a single scribe in early gothic bookhand, above top line.
8-line initial (later addition?), f. 1r, red with crude penwork designs in red and black; biting the letter is a grotesque stretched across upper margin, outlined in black with details in red. Small initials in red and/or black: ff. 17v, 31r, 35v, etc. Paragraph marks, initial strokes, and lines drawn through text passages written in Greek, all in red.
Some marginalia lost due to trimming and rubbing.
Binding: Thirteenth century (?), France. Original sewing (except for the first few gatherings) on three tawed skin, slit straps laced through tunnels in the edge to the outside of quarter sawn (?) oak boards, almost flush, and fastened with rectangular, angled wedges. Blue/green and natural color chevron endbands are sewn on tawed skin cores. There is a strip of tawed skin extending a short distance on the outside of the boards and turned in at head and tail. The boards are edged with white, tawed skin and an outer cover is whip stitched to this edging. There is no adhesive on the spine and the cover is held in place by the endbands. The outer cover probably extended and has been cut off flush. Needle holes along the inner edge of the back board fore-edge turn-in. There are traces of two strap-and-pin fastenings, the pins on the lower board. Hole bored on the tail and fore edge of the front board does not seem to serve any purpose.
Manuscript on parchment (end pieces, worn, repaired) of Priscian, Grammatica minor.
ff. 66 : parchment ; 241 x 172 (168 x 95) mm.
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|Curatorial Area:||Beinecke Library|
Teaching resource: Barbara A. Shailor, Medieval Studies
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