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Ms. Codex 699 - Guillermus, Altissiodorensis, d. 1231 - [Summa aurea in quattuor libros sententiarum]
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 699 - Guillermus, Altissiodorensis, d. 1231 - [Summa aurea in quattuor libros sententiarum]
Guillermus, Altissiodorensis, d. 1231.
[Summa aurea in quattuor libros sententiarum] [manuscript].
Summa aurea
[France?, 13--]
Physical description:
351 leaves : parchment, col. ill. ; 240 x 263 (165 x 110) mm. bound to 248 x 173 mm.
Theological questions and answers grouped into 4 books, corresponding to the arrangement of the Sentences of Peter Lombard. The text begins twice, starting over again after the first two leaves (f. 3r). According to descriptive notes on file in the library, this manuscript differs in many readings from the printed text.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch).
Foliation: Parchment, iii (modern paper) + 351 + ii (modern paper); [1-20, 20-350]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 46-50 lines; frame-ruled in lead; prickings visible on inner margins of some leaves (for example, f. 212).
Script: Written in 1 Gothic hand or 2 similar Gothic hands, commentary and marginal notes in another, nearly contemporary hand, additional notes in later hands.
Decoration: Rubricated, with paragraph marks in red and blue, puzzle initials ranging in height from 5 lines to 8 lines, with penwork ornamentation in red and blue (for example, f. 1r, 3r, 117r, 273r); 2-line and 3-line initials in red and blue with contrasting filigree throughout.
Binding: Modern half-morocco, front cover detached along hinge.
Origin: Written in France in the 14th century (Zacour-Hirsch).
Partial outline of Book 4, in a later hand (f. 351).
Part of lower margin of f. 1 cut away (probably contained ownership entry).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 699.
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 699
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