|Creator:||Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, ca. 260-ca. 340 Rufinus, of Aquileia, 345-410|
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Script: Written in gothic bookhand below top line by several scribes whose hands are uneven; text is written for the most part between the rulings.
Decorative initials, 8- to 6-line, in red, some with modest penwork designs in red and black, or with foliage type appendages, in red, mark the beginning of each book; plain red 3-line initials, with knobs, for beginning of chapters. Rubrics, chapter numbers, and initial strokes, in red. Guide letters and instructions for rubricator.
Outer edge of f. 1v damaged and repaired resulting in some loss of text.
Binding: Nineteenth century, Germany. Bound in a grey-beige paper case with the title, in ink, on a label on the spine: "Eusebii Caesariensis Hystoria Ecclesiastica".
From the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps (no. 19049).
Manuscript on parchment (thick; holes and end pieces) of Eusebius, Historia ecclesiastica, translated into Latin by Rufinus, preceded by the prologue of Rufinus. Written presumably at the Premonstratensian abbey of St. Peter at Weissenau.
ff. i + 139 + i : parchment ; 302 x 215 (230 x 158) mm.
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