|Creator:||Nicholas, of Lyra, ca. 1270-1349|
[between 1225 and 1250; ca. 1450]
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Script: Part I (ff. 1-113): Written by multiple scribes in spiky gothic bookhand, both above and below top line; ff. 59v-60r in a later, less formal gothic script. Part II (ff. 114-165): Written in batarde script, below top line.
Part I: Poorly executed initials, 3- to 2-line, in blue or red with designs in opposite color; plain red or blue initials for arts. 1 and 5. Headings and underlining for Biblical passages in red. Part II: Plain initials, 4- to 2-line, headings, paragraph marks, underlining for Biblical passages, initial strokes and punctuation, in red.
Rust stains on ff. 109-113 indicate that Part I was once bound separately.
Binding: 19th-20th centuries, France (?). Quarter bound in brown calf, blind-tooled, over oak boards. Bound by the same binder as Marston MSS 119, 214 and 236.
Purchased from L. C. Witten in 1958 by Thomas E. Marston.
Manuscript on parchment composed in two parts. Part I (13th century): Nicolaus Tornacensis [?], Commentaria super Exodum 14.4-15.5; Commentaria in Lucam 1.19-1.33. With Philippus Cancellarius, Sermones de tempore; and unidentified texts on canon law. Part II (15th century): Nicolaus de Lyra, Postilla in Iosuam; Postilla in Iudices.
ff. 165 : parchment ; 238 x 182 mm.
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