Miscellany

Record ID: 
112426
Accession number: 
MS M.401
Title: 
Miscellany
Created: 
Florence, Italy, first decade of the 15th century.
Binding: 
Formerly in Italian 18th-century red-brown sheepskin; rebound in Aug. and Sept. 1966 by Charlotte M. Ullman.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1910.
Description: 
78 leaves (2 columns, 40-45 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 340 x 240 mm
Provenance: 
Made for a member of the Andreorzi family of Florence (arms in lower margin of fol. 1 (within a quatrilobed square, a shield azure charged with a cross or, four eight-pointed estoilles of the second); Joseph Barrois (no. 51); sold in 1849 to the Earl of Ashburnham; his sale (London, Sotheby's, June 12, 1901, lot 266) to Quaritch; Sir Thomas D. Gibson Carmichael sale (London, Sotheby's, Mar. 23, 1903, lot 337) to Quaritch; T. De Marinis, catalogue VIII (1908), no. 23; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Alexandre Imbert in July, 1910; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. written and illuminated in Florence, Italy, in the first decade of the 15th century.
Texts: prologue, list of chapters, and De viris illustribus, by Saint Jerome (fol. 1-13v); Epistola de duodecim doctoribus ad desiderium, by Saint Jerome (fol. 13v-14); list of chapters and De luminaribus ecclesiae, sive de scripturibus ecclesiasticus, by Honorius of Autun (fol. 14v-22); Libellus III ex Isidoro sublectus, by Honorius of Autun (fol. 22-25v); Epistola ad beato Damsio episcopo Portuenses et ad Theodorum romanum senatorem de obitu sancti Jeronimi doctoris excelentissimo, by Saint Eusebius of Cremona (fol. 26-41v); Epistola ad Cirillum de laude et de apparitione beati Jeronimi, Pseudo-Augustinius (41v-44v); Epistola ad Augustinum de laude et de apparitione beati Jeronimi, followed by a list of Jerome's works, Pseudo-Cyril of Alexandria (fol. 44v-59); Hieronymianus byJoannes Andreae (Giovanni d'Andrea) (fol. 59-60v); De monarchia, by Dante Alighieri (fol. 61-78).
Decoration: 10 illuminated initials; arms on fol. 1.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
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