|Creator:||Ambrose, Saint, Bishop of Milan, d. 397|
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Script: Written in bold humansitic cursive script that slopes toward the right by a single scribe, above top line.
Illuminated title page, severely rubbed and stained, with full border, white vine-stem ornament on red, blue, green and gold ground with white dots, in inner border with ribbon interlace. In lower border wreathed medallion within narrow gold bands, supported by two haloed angels, one dressed in green, the other in red; central shield of medallion blank. Included in border are a standing and a seated putto. Historiated initial, 6-line, gold, with a portrait of St. Ambrose seated at a lectern and reading, against a blue sky. 8 illuminated initials, 5-line, in gold against blue, green and red grounds with white dots and white vine-stem ornament extending into the margins to form partial borders. Headings, running titles and foliation (Roman numerals), in red.
Many pages stained with some loss of text; f. 220r-v mostly illegible.
Binding: Nineteenth century, France. Brown goatskin with the arms of comte Chandon de Briailles gold-tooled on both sides. Edges, headcaps, and doublures also gold-tooled.
Acquired from Rousseau-Girard (Freres) of Paris in 1956 by L. C. Witten, who sold it in 1957 to Thomas E. Marston.
Manuscript on parchment of Ambrose, 1) De virginibus. 2) De virginitate. 3) (Incorrectly attributed) De lapsu virginis consecratae. 4) De viduis. 5) De institutione virginis. 6) De Helia et ieiunio. 7) De penitentia.
ff. i + 220 + i : parchment ; 222 x 133 (141 x 77) mm.
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