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Beinecke MS 210 Italy, s. XII^^med
Bible, with glossa ordinaria (fragment)
ff. 1r-22v //et huic nouissime dare sicut et tibi. Ann [sic]
licet michi facere quod uolo...mandaui uobis et ecce ego uobiscum sum
usque ad consummationem seculi.
Matthew 20.14-22.10; 25.11-28.20, with glossa ordinaria ending:
qui diuina mansione sint [corrected from sunt] digni (Stegmueller, v.
9, no. 11827; PL 114.150-78). Crayon notes throughout in an unskilled
hand, now mostly erased.
Parchment, ff. 22, 240 x 146 (written space for text of Matthew:
160 x 52; for text with gloss: 160 x 126) mm. Text written in 20 widely
spaced lines; gloss in ca. 40 lines arranged in single columns on each
side of the text. Single vertical and horizontal bounding lines full
across; ruled in crayon for the vertical bounding lines of the central
column and in hard point, on hair side, for all other lines. Prickings
in upper, lower, and outer margins.
I^^6, II-III^^8 (gathering missing between I and II).
Written in fine carolingian minuscule of two sizes, the smaller
script with tall ascenders; marginalia added in several later hands.
Early arabic numerals in upper right corner indicating chapter number.
Binding: s. xx. Plain vellum wrapper.
Written in Italy in the middle of the 12th century. Evidence of
use and ownership in the 13th century includes inscription on f. 22v:
"Iste matheus concessus est fratri Ottolino de busco ordinis fratrum
heremitarum qui est natione Cremonensis." Belonged to Henry Fletcher;
gift of Mrs. Henry Fletcher in 1953.
Bibliography: Faye and Bond, p. 41, no. 210.
Barbara A. Shailor