|Creator:||Gregory I, Pope, ca. 540-604 Gilbert, of Hoyland Hugh, of Saint-Victor, 1096?-1141|
[between 1100 and 1150]
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Script: Part I (ff. 1-80): Written by a single scribe in a well formed late caroline calligraphic minuscule. Part II (ff. 81-114): Written by multiple scribes in small highly abbreviated noting hands, above top line. Part III (ff. 115-121): Written by a single scribe in gothic bookhand, above top line. Plain initials, 3- to 2-line, in red. Guide letters.
Part I: Decorative initials, 3- to 2-line, in black, with simple pen designs and small "pearls" on the thin parts of the letters, on irregular grounds of pale yellow wash. Initial strokes and plain line-fillers in pale yellow (initial strokes in red on f. 9r presumably added by the rubricator of ff. 1-8). A series of red dots (also a later addition?) outline the ground of initial on f. 18v. Explicit on f. 80r brushed with yellow wash. Part II: Plain monochrome initials, 3- to 2-line, in red or blue. Spaces for rubrics left unfilled; guide letters.
Binding: Between 1800 and 1810, Italy. Half bound in brown calf with bright pink paper sides and edges spattered bluish green. Two green, gold-tooled labels: "Gregorii. M/ Pastoralis/ Manuscrip" and "Saecul XII". Bound in the same distinctive style as Marston MSS 50, 128, 135, 151, 153, 158, 159, and 197, also from the Cistercian abbey of Hautecombe.
Manuscript on paper and parchment, composed of three distinct sections. Part I: Gregory the Great, Liber regulae pastoralis. Part II: Gilbert of Hoyland, Sermones in Cantica Canticorum XVIII-XLVIII. Part III: Hugh of St. Victor, Homilia prima in Salomonis Ecclesiasten.
ff. i + 121 + i : paper and parchment ; 235 x 161 mm.
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