|Creator:||Jerome, Saint, d. 419 or 20|
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Script: Written and neatly corrected in early gothic bookhand by several scribes.
Fine painted initials, 19- to 5-line, for major text divisions, monochrome red or polychrome in red, bright green, olive green and/or brown, with pale yellow washes. Preliminary sketches in lead often visible underneath; some bows appear to be drawn with compass. Smaller initials of similar design throughout. Initials are characterized by lattice work, acanthus scrolls and decorative empty spaces within initials. The opening initial on f. 1r is executed in red and blue. Headings in red throughout.
Binding: 1800-1810, Italy. Half bound in brown calf with bright pink paper sides. Three green gold-tooled labels on the spine of each volume: "Vol. I", "Vol. II"; "Hieronimi in XII Prophetas Manuscrip"; "Saecul XII". Title on black gold-tooled labels: "Hieronimi in XII Prophetas Manuscrip". Edges spattered blue-green. The same distinctive bindings also found on Marston MSS 50, 125, 128, 135, 151, 153, 158, and 159, all of Hautecombe provenance.
Acquired from E. Rossignol of Paris in 1958 by L. C. Witten, who sold it the same year to Thomas E. Marston.
Manuscript on parchment in two volumes of Jerome, Commentaries on the Minor Prophets. Written perhaps at the Cistercian abbey of Hautecombe.
Vol. I: ff. ii + 80 + i; Vol. II: ff. ii + 114 + i : parchment ; 392 x 275 (301 x 212) mm.
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|Curatorial Area:||Beinecke Library|
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