Miscellany

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Record ID: 
85653
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MS M.498
Title: 
Miscellany
Created: 
Naples, Italy, last quarter of 14th century.
Binding: 
Formerly in French, 19th-century green morocco by Marcelin Lortic; rebound in full blood red Nigerian goat by Deborah Evetts in 1970.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1912.
Description: 
414 leaves (2 columns, 38 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 268 x 192 mm
Provenance: 
Belonged early in the 15th century to the Olivetan monastery of San Girolamo at Quarto near Genoa (ex-libris inscriptions on fol. 301v and 414); Ambroise Firmin-Didot sale (catalogue, 1884, no. 131) to Labitte; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Olschki in 1912; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
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Ms. written and illuminated in Naples, Italy, in the last quarter of the 14th century.
Texts: Master Matthew, Canon of Linköpins, Sweden, Stupor et mirabilia audita sunt (fol. 1-7v); Saint Bridget of Sweden, Revelationes (fol. 8-327); Alfonso Pecha, Epistola solitarii ad Reges (fol. 328-340); Saint Bridget of Sweden, Liber coelestis imperatoris ad reges (fol. 340v-390v); Sermone angelico de excellentia beatissime virginis (fol. 391-408v); Oratines divinitus revelatae (fol. 409-414).
Pierpont Morgan Library. MS M.498 is manuscript "Y" in the Uppsala publications of the edited works of Saint Bridget of Sweden.
Decoration: 2 full-page miniatures, 12 historiated initials.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
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