[between 1500 and 1600]
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Belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps (no. 13866); his acquisition from Constantine Simonides. Purchased from L. C. Witten with funds from the Jacob Ziskind Charitable Trust in 1957.
Watermarks consisting of a hat surmounted by six-pointed star, with countermark of cloverleaf plus the letter P and unidentified letter.
Script: Written by a single scribe in a bold and carefully executed minuscule.
Large initials, 7- to 5-line, skillfully drawn in red with many floral appendages, occur at the beginning of each sermon. Long rubricated incipits and small initials throughout the codex.
Most pages are water- and wax-stained; some leaves have been repaired, others remain torn.
Binding: Twentieth century. Brick-red goatskin, blind- and gold-tooled by the same binder as MS 241.
Manuscript on paper (sturdy, polished). Pages 99-170 contain Sermons and Lives of Saints for December 20 to February 2. Notations within the codex concerning the appropriate time for reading each item (e.g., "at the table") suggest that the collection was intended to be read aloud in a monastery.
ff. ii + 222 + ii : paper ; 322 x 127 (122 x 133) mm.
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