Theological Miscellany

Record ID: 
76840
Accession number: 
MS M.17
Title: 
Theological Miscellany
Created: 
France, probably Luxeuil, Between 725 and 775.
Binding: 
20th-century green morocco by Marguerite Duprez Lahey.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
67 leaves (1 column, 20-24 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 230 x 140 mm
Provenance: 
Perhaps Luxeuil Abbey; Joseph Barrois Collection (no. 57), sold (1849) to the Earl of Ashburnham; his sale (London, 1901, no. 28) to Quaritch, catalogue 211 (1902, no. 1); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Quaritch in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. written and decorated in France, probably Luxeuil, mid 8th century.
Texts: Saint Augustine, Opuscula (fol. 1, 16, 19, 22, 25, 29, 34, 35, 45, 48, 54, 59, 66); Saint Caesarius Arelatensis, Sermones: XLI (fol. 5), LV (fol. 9), LXIII (fol. 12), XVI (fol. 14), XLV (fol. 40); Saint Jerome, Sententiae (fol. 43), Saint Jerome, Epistola (fol. 49); Saint Paphnutius, Monita (fol. 37).
Decoration: last leaf (fol. 67) has ornamented square with birds and fishes at the four corners; green alternates with red in titles; ornamental frames enclose titles and colophons throughout.

Script: 
Merovingian minuscule
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: