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Beinecke MS 1192
[England], [between 1125 and 1150]
Bede, the Venerable, Saint, 673-735, Commentary on Proverbs.
56 l. + 4 endleaves : parchment ; 223 mm. x 150 mm.
This material is open for research.
Manuscript, on parchment, in a single hand, containing the text of Bede's Commentary
on the Proverbs (Super parabolas Solomonis), nearly complete. Four original endleaves,
at front, contain twelfth-century extracts from Peter Lombard on the Epistle to the
Hebrews; exhortational material; and Latin verses (first line: Amittit proscriptus
opes nec possi reverti).
Previously owned by Robert of Canterbury (roberti di cantuaria); Anthony Watson. Ex
libris William John Monson, Baron Monson. Purchased from Richard Linenthal (Sotheby's
London sale, 2013 July 2, lot 60) on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2013.
Armorial bookplate of William John Monson, Baron Monson on front pastedown.
Ownership inscription of Anthony Watson on recto of first front endleaf.
Ownership inscription of "roberti di cantuaria" on verso of final front endleaf.
Layout: single columns of 31 lines.
Script: English book hand.
Decoration: Rubricated. Two-line initials in red, blue or green with contrasting penwork;
two larger initials in red, blue and green with penwork flourishes. Large illuminated
initial (f1r) in gold, enclosing gold foliage on blue and green grounds.
Binding: nineteenth-century tooled brown leather over pasteboards; gold-lettered spine.
Saint Bede the Venerable, Commentary on Proverbs. General Collection, Beinecke Rare
Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Bede, the Venerable, Saint, 673-735.
Bible. -- O.T. -- Proverbs
Latin poetry, Medieval and modern.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- England -- 12th century.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.
Monson, William John Monson, Baron, 1796-1862
Peter Lombard, Bishop of Paris, approximately 1100-1160.