Pauline Epistles, with commentary
16th-century (?) rough leather over wooden boards, title in black ink on lower cover: Mag[ister] S[ententiarium] S[uper] Paulum; in brown half morocco case.
Purchased at the Chester Beatty Sale, on the Belle da Costa Green Fund, 1968.
276 leaves (1 and 2 columns of 27 lines maximum for Epistle text; 53 lines maximum for commentary), bound : vellum, ill. ; 365 x 248 mm
Made for Guterius, Abbot of the Cluniac monastery of Santos Facundo y Primitivo, Sahagún (León), who ruled from 1164-1182 (colophon on fol. 274v begins: Egregius vir guterius pastor monacho); owned by Gutierrez in the 17th-18th century (name inscribed at the bas-de-page of fol. 1); Luis Escobet (armorial bookplate on front pastedown), ca. 1900; discovered by E.A. Lowe in Barcelona in 1927 in hands of private collector; purchased through S. Babra, a bookdealer, by Chester Beatty in 1927; his sale (London, Sotheby's, 9 May 1933, lot 46), bought in; Chester Beatty Sale (London, Sotheby's, 3 December 1968, lot 9); purchased at this sale on the Belle da Costa Greene Fund in 1968.