|Creator:||Peter Riga, ca. 1140-1209|
[between 1175 and 1200, ca. 1200]
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Script: Parts I and III (ff. 1-72 and 113-136): Copied by multiple scribes in small gothic bookhand, with first letter of each verse usually aligned on the second vertical bounding line. Part II (ff. 73-112): Written by multiple scribes in a larger module and a neater gothic script than that in Parts I and III; each verse is justified by the placement of the final letter along outer vertical ruling. Script has often been retraced.
Parts I and III: Red initials, plain or with modest designs throughout. Headings in red often added to right of text. First letter of each verse stroked in red or ochre, often by drawing a single line the length of the written space. Part II: Plain initials and headings in red throughout.
Binding: Nineteenth century, Belgium. Tan calf over wooden boards, blind-tooled with the Arenberg arms on the sides. Title on spine: "Sacrae Scripturae excerptae/ Circa 1225-50". Remains of old fore-edge tabs.
Presented by Otto Rauschberg in 1956 to Thomas E. Marston.
Manuscript on parchment, composed of three parts, of Petrus Riga, Aurora, Biblia Versificata (a Latin verse translation of the Bible). Parts I and III in the same format and possibly from the same manuscript.
ff. i + 136 + i : parchment ; ca. 162 x 115 (137 x 70) mm.
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