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Beinecke MS 1197
England, [approximately 1250]
Grosseteste, Robert, 1175?-1253, De decem praeceptis.
26 l. : parchment ; 260 x 190 mm.
This material is open for research.
Manuscript, on parchment, in a single book hand, of a complete text of this commentary
on the Ten Commandments.
De x preceptis secumdum magistri R. Grosstest, edited by R.C. Dales and E. B. King,
in Auctores britannici medii aevi, 10 (1987).
Previously owned by Thomas Thorpe; Sir Thomas Phillipps (Phillipps MS 2316); George
Dunn; Allan Heywood Bright. Purchased from Richard A. Linenthal (Christie's London
sale, 2014 July 16, lot 3) on the Edward J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2013.
Tipped in: printed catalog description of manuscript from Henry Young & Sons.
Stencilled crest of Sir Thomas Phillipps stamped on recto of first flyleaf.
Bookplate: George Dunn of Woolley Hall, pasted on front pastedown.
Bookplate: Allan Heywood Bright, pasted on front pastedown.
Layout: double columns of 47 lines each.
Script: gothic textura.
Decoration: marginal notes in red ink with blue penwork. One historiated initial,
in full color, depicting a horned Moses holding the tablets of the Law.
Binding: nineteenth-century brown leather; marbled endpapers.
Robert Grosseteste, De decem praeceptis. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and
Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Grosseteste, Robert, 1175?-1253.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven.
Ten commandments -- Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- England -- 13th century.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.