item TAK/3/1 - Divinae Institutiones

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Divinae Institutiones


  • c.1450-1500 (Creation)

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10 parchment leaves

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Leaves from Lactantius's 'Divinae Institutiones', containing 6.12.21-6.22.5. First line 1r: Non minus magnum opus est iustitae pupillos ac viduas destitutos. First line 1v: volucribus in predam iacere . sed reddemus id terre unde ortum est . et.

Physical Description: Parchment with some darkening and staining, minor holes not affecting text; 10 leaves forming a complete quire, single column, lightly ruled in ink with writing above first ruled line. Parchment dimensions 280 x 210 mm, ruled writing space approx. 195 x 130 mm, 33 lines per leaf. Modern pencil mark in lower right corner of 10v reading "MA21 4S1-." Red capital L in upper margins of verso, red Arabic numeral 6 in upper margins of recto. Written in a late fifteenth-century italic humanist hand in a medium olive-brown ink with red initials, capitals, and marginal notes that show signs of rubbing/fading; some abstracted manicula in light brown ink.


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Catalogue description by Margaret Silvers, 2014.

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