Life of St. Martin

Record ID: 
110828
Accession number: 
MS M.504
Title: 
Life of St. Martin
Created: 
Normandy, France, between 1200 and 1230.
Binding: 
French 19th-century blue morocco gilt dentelée.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1912.
Description: 
129 leaves (2 columns, 26 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 300 x 210 mm.
Provenance: 
Owned in the 14th cent. by the Abbey of St. Martin at Séez; fol. 128-129 added in the 16th cent.; ex-libris inscriptions written on fol. 1 and 127v;; Liber Sancti Martini Segiensis; owned in the late 17th cent. by the abbot of Grancey-le-Château, Harduin de Rouxel de Médavy (his inscription on fol. 1); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Leo S. Olschki in 1912; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. miscellany on St. Martin of Tours; written and illuminated in Normandy, France, at the beginning of the 13th century.
Texts: Sulpicius Severus, Vitae S. Martini (fol. 1-19v); St. Gregory of Tours, Historia Francorum (excerpt from book 1, chapter 43) (fol. 19v-26v); St. Gregory of Tours, De miraculis S. Martini (book 1, chapter 4 and 5) (fol. 28-30v); Sulpicius Severus, Dialogi (fol. 30v-59); Alcuin, Vita S. Martini (fol. 59v-63); Thomas de Aquinus, De sancta eucharistia (fol. 63-77v); St. Gregory of Tours, De miraculis S. Martini (books 1-4) (fol. 78-126v); Gospel lessons from Easter to St. Martin's day (fol. 126v-127v); records of the Abbey of St. Martin at Séez, France (fol. 128-129v).
Decoration: 1 historiated and 7 inhabited initials.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
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