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Commentaries Early works to 1800
Early works to 1800
|Document Type:||Book, Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Peter Riga; W J Leighton; Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, Sir; Wilfred Merton; Katharine Adams; H.P. Kraus (Firm),; Martin Breslauer, Inc.,; Puttick and Simpson,; Pre-1650 Manuscript Collection (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
Title supplied by cataloger; variant title from spine.
Layout: Written in single column, 52 lines; ruled in lead; prick-marks in margins; trimmed edges obscure this feature and some marginalia throughout.
Script: Written in gothic miniscule of the 13th century, with 14th- and 15th-century marginalia throughout.
Decoration: 10 illuminated initials, with three on f. 1r, others at 4r, 8v, 51v, 54v, 55v, 70r, and 75r. First initial is 40-line; others are substantially smaller, ranging from 3- to 17-line; appear to be rubbed at 1r, 4r, and 8v. Small diagram at 121r. Red and blue initials, many elaborately floriated, with rubrics throughout.
Binding: Bound in brown pigskin with gilt-lettered back by Katharine Adams.
Origin: Script suggests 13th-century origin in France, possibly in the Midi.
Provenance: 1. W. J. Leighton, as per his sale, 1912 -- 2. Purchased from Puttick and Simpson by Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, 24 June, 1915 -- 3. Wilfred Merton as per bookplate on inside front cover ("From the library of Wilfred Merton") and handwritten note on third front fly-leaf recto: "Wilfred Merton, Richmond, Surrey, MS. 7" -- 4. Offered for sale by Breslauer, 1958 -- 5. Purchased from Kraus, 29 May 1959.
Shelf-mark: Urbana, IL, University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Pre-1650 MS 0125.
Former shelf-mark: Ms. 4 (Cockerell?)
Former shelf-mark: Ms. 7 (Merton)
|Description:||136 leaves : parchment, ill. ; 255 x 150 (250 x 65) mm. bound to 265 x 155 mm.|
|Contents:||1. fol. 1r: Preface of Peter Riga. "[text] Frequens sodalium meor[um] peticio cum q[ui]b[us]...explicui et v[er]itatis fulgor patenter illuxit?" 2. fol. 1r-136v: Text proper of the Aurora. "[rubr.] De operib[us] septem dierum. [text] Primo f[a]ct[a] die duo, celu[m], t[er]ra, legunt[ur]...Ense sac[ra]t Paulu[m] par lux, urbs, dux c[ru]ce Petru[m] [rubr.] Expliciunt Actus Apostolor[um]". 3. fol. 136v: Verses of unknown authorship. "Dives, mendicus, Deus, infern[us], paradisus...deliciis, p[re]cibus, mercede, labore, quiete."|
|Other Titles:||Petri de Riga Aurora seu Biblia versificata|
- Bible -- Commentaries -- Early works to 1800.
- Bible -- Versification -- Early works to 1800.
- Bible as literature -- Early works to 1800.
- Christian literature, Latin -- Early works to 1800.
- Christian poetry, Latin -- Early works to 1800.
- Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- France.
- Latin literature, Medieval and modern -- Early works to 1800.
- Latin poetry, Medieval and modern -- Early works to 1800.
- Literature, Medieval.
- Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern) -- Illinois -- Urbana -- Specimens.
- Manuscripts, Medieval -- Illinois -- Urbana -- Specimens.
- Poetry, Medieval.
- Bible as literature.
- Christian literature, Latin.
- Christian poetry, Latin.
- Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval.
- Latin literature, Medieval and modern.
- Latin poetry, Medieval and modern.
- Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)
- Manuscripts, Medieval.
- Illinois -- Urbana.