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Name: II Commentary Unidentified (fragment)

Repository: Ballarat Art Gallery

Settlement: Ballarat

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II Commentary Unidentified (fragment)

Library ref: Ms Crouch 7

Acquisition: R. A. Crouch presented the volume in 1944

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Condition: Rust stains and worm-holes in the fly-leaves; iii v. and iv r. are palimpsests three folios, one of which is pasted inside front cover, one is fly-leaf D and the third is pasted inside back cover. D and the pastedown on the inside back cover appear to be the remains of a bi-folio. As these sheets have been trimmed on all sides it is impossible to determine the original size. There were originally two cols to a side (ruling dry-point), each col. on each side has lost a lot of text through trimming, both horizontally and vertically. There are worm holes in each sheet, and rust stains on all colunms. The ink has now faded to a light brown.

Deco desc: there are no caps, no underlining, no rubrics visible on the remaining fragments

Dimensions: current size fits main MS: 175 x 125 mm., trimmed on all sides, it is impossible to determine the original size,

Extent: 3 folios, one pasted inside front cover, one is fly-leaf D and the third is pasted inside back cover. D and the pastedown on the inside back cover appear to be the remains of a bi-folio.

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Hand desc: littera gothica textualis, probably of French origin

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Layout: originally two cols, now each trimmed

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Orig date: s. xiv1

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Provenance: [repeated in Sinclair no. 172 I] Ar. in a 15c. hand has a note only partly legible under ultra-violet Ô. . . Domini Nicolai[N3 The Pontificate of Nicholas IV was 1288-92] PP. IIII A.D. MCCLXXXVIII . . .Õ; Av. in another 15c. hand are words, legible under ultra-violet, ÔS . . . Lievy mÕa syet ainsy A gandÕ;[N4 Doubtless Ghent in eastern Flanders] another 15c. hand has copied on Br. the words of the Septem Versus by Bernardus Clarevallensis: Inlumina (sic) ocullos meos ne unquam . . . (Chevalier, no.27912; Leroquais Vol.I pp.32,71ff.), and on Bv. the prayer: Onypotens (sic) senpiterne (sic) deus quy ezechie regi . . . (Leroquais, Vol. I, pp.32,45ff.). Also on Bv., but in a 16c. Italian hand are two more prayers Oratio ad uirginem (copied as verse): Mater digna dei uenie uia luxque diei . . . (Chevalier, no.11335) and the Orationes Beati Gregorii headed Oratio ad pietatem: O domine yhesu criste adoro te in cruce . . . (Leroquais, Vol.I, pp.103ff., Vol.II, p.346). Cr. - and originally Cv. before it was treated as a palimpsest - has a list of spiritual devotions in Portuguese or Aragonese in a 15c. hand. On Cv.-Dr. a 16c. Italian hand has copied three responsories: Missus est gabriel angelus ad mariam. . . . , Aue Maria gratia plena plena dominus tecum. .., Suscipe uerbum uirgo maria quod tibi a domino... These are followed on Dr. by a prayer in another hand Contra tempestates. Omnipotens sempiterne deus qui ad substentationem populi tui singulos fructus ÉThe upper margin of Dv. contains scribbles in yet another hand. Av. carries a label with the words ÔE libris R. A. CrouchÕ

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 172 II

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