[between 1125 and 1150]
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Presented to Yale in 1943 by Louis M. Rabinowitz.
Script: Written by a single scribe in elegant French minuscule. Marginalia, including "Nota" marks, by several later hands.
Good pen-drawn initial for Book 1 (f. 2v), 12-line, in brown, with vigorous foliage swirls, modelled with fine striations, against a bright, multicolored (green, blue, red, maroon) panelled ground; for the Prologue and Books 2-5 (ff. 2r, 37r, 52r, 67v, and 82v), 7- or 5-line initials, in red, blue, green, and light brown with delicate, stylized foliage (f. 2r: also with two stylized heads). On f. 77v, a marginal drawing in red ink of a man pointing to text with a note (13th century) in brown ink "Nota de iniquo Symone.". Rubrics throughout.
Binding: Eighteenth century. Edges gilt. Green goatskin gold-tooled, with a brick-red label.
Manuscript on parchment (monastic, furry) of Josephus, De bello Judaico, translated into Latin by Hegesippus.
ff. i + 116 + ii : parchment ; 289 x 214 (230 x 161) mm.
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