In Epistolam Joannis

Record ID: 
276544
Accession number: 
MS M.1124
Title: 
In Epistolam Joannis
Created: 
France, ca. 1540-1550.
Binding: 
Eighteenth-century French mottled calf.
Credit: 
Purchased on the L.W. Frohlich Charitable Trust Fund, 2002.
Description: 
60 leaves (two columns; 26 lines) bound : vellum, ill.; 480 x 330 mm
Provenance: 
Bookplate of John Waterhouse Halifax; bookplate of Oliver Aveyard Beckerlegge; lot 1 in an unidentified English auction; purchased by the Morgan Library in New York, Swann Auction Galleries, April 18, 2002, lot 12.
Notes: 

Ms. devotional texts; written and illuminated in France, ca. 1540-1550.
Texts: Saint Augustine, Homiliae in epistolam sancti Johannis (fol. 1-47v), note: this text is incomplete and ends in the middle of the sixth letter; Origen, Homilia de beata Maria Magdalena (fol. 48-56v); Vita beate Marcelli parisiensis episcopi et confessoris (fol. 57-60).
Scribe: Many of the words are provided with red accent marks to facilitate smooth reading aloud and correct pronunciation.
Decoration: Two historiated initials (Temptation of Adam & Eve on fol. 1 and Levitation of Mary Magdalene on fol. 48) and one foliate initial (on fol. 57).

Variant Title: 

Homiliae in epistolam sancti Johannis

Script: 
gothic
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
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