file TAK/1/5 - Moralia in Job

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Moralia in Job


  • c. 1100 (Creation)

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Latin, an excerpt from book X: 6 of Gregory the Great's Moralia in Job. Written in England and used as binding material. First line 1r: iratus placaret. Hęc ih(esu)m exploratore(m) do. First line 1v: [.]one iudicii . sese spontanea paup(er)ta.


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Two partial parchment leaves pasted side by side, in double columns; verso severely rubbed and faded, severe worm and glue damage to lower margins, several wormholes within written space. Remaining parchment dimensions of each leaf approx. 246 x 145 mm, remaining total written space approx. 200 x 130 mm, space between columns 10 mm, text columns 60 mm, 44 lines remaining. Red marginal notation and occasional red letters within text. In a neat and horizontally compressed late Caroline minuscule, dark brown ink, undecorated; modern pencil notation "12th century" in lower margin of recto.

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de Hamel, Christopher. 'Phillipps Fragments in Tokyo,' in The Medieval Book and a Modern Collector: Essays in Honor of Toshiyuki Takamiya, eds. Takami Matsuda, Richard A. Linenthal, and John Scahill. D. S. Brewer & Yushodo Press Ltd.: 2004. Pp. 19-44.

Additional descriptions by Margaret Silvers.

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