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Name: Pseudo-Augustinus Epistolae - Basilius Magnus De Legendis Libris Gentilium (Translation by Leonardus Brunus Aretinus) - Hieronymus Vita Malchi Monachi Captivi, Vita Pauli Heremitae, De Meritis Parentum - Zeno Testamentum - Vita Moysei Aethiopis - Transamundus Clarevallensis Vita Albani Regis Martyris

Repository: Mitchell Library, Special Collections, State Library of New South Wales

Settlement: Sydney

Associated Manuscript Items:
Vita Albani Regis Martyris
De Legendis Libris Gentilium
Vita Malchi Monachi Captivi
Vita Pauli Heremitae
De Meritis Parentum
Vita Moysei Aethiopis

Library ref: Richardson 202

Acquisition: 'Don Richardson 1928', date of the bequest

Binding: contemporary binding of oak boards (8mm. thick), half calf with damaged spine, but no lettering. Inset for clasp on front cover, nail holes for strap in back cover

Catchwords: catchwords agree

Collation: (12)1-3 (9)4 (12)5 A quire is missing between the second and third gatherings. Av., Cr.-Cv., 35v.-36v., Dr.-Er. are blank


Condition: Edges trimmed. Worm-holes in covers, A-C, 1-24, 49 D-E without loss of text

Deco desc: red rubrics

Dimensions: 215 x 154 mm

Extent: v + 57


Hand desc: Three Italian littera humanistica cursiva hands


Layout: one col. to a side; (i) 1r.-24v., 24 lines (ii) 25r.-36v., 27 lines (iii) 37r.-57v., 23-5 lines

Library ref alt:

List bibl: Report of the Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales for the year 1928, Sydney 1929, p.2; K. V. Sinclair, 'Phillipps Manuscripts in Australia', The Book Collector, Vol.XI (1962), pp.333-4; and 'De nouveaux manuscrits augustiniens', Augustiniana, Vol.XIV (1964), p. 458.

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Orig date: s. xv2

Orig place:


Provenance: Br, among the scribbles and notes in 15c. hands are 'Robato d.' and an extract of M. T Cicero, Dc Amicitia ii, 10; Ev. carries further notes and scribbles in 16c. hands, including Propertius, Elegiae, Book II, 1,43-44; Ar. has a list of contents by a 16c. hand and a stencilled lion rampant with the legend 'Sir T. P./ Middle Hill/ No.898'; Br. in modern ink 'Phillipps MS. 898': he purchased the MS. at Sotheby's London in 1825 along with other volumes from Italian private and monastic collections; on Bv. in 19c. pencil is '188'; Ar. has many modern pencil scribbles which include '326', '346', u/-' 'Saec XV', 'a.40.288' and the ink signature 'Nelson M. Richardson, Montevideo near Weymouth 1904'

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 57



Support: paper; water-marks are the letter B in circle with flower on stalk cf. Briquet, Vol.III, no.8060 (Bergamo 1469, variants in Italy to 1487), ox-head with eyes, flower on thick stalk and cross under chin cf. Briquet, Vol.IV, no.14832 (Parsburg 1468, Brescia 1476-82), crenelated tower cf. Briquet, Vol. IV, no.15870 (Udine 1445), ox-head with eyes, flower on stalk, triangle pendant from chin cf. Briquet, Vol.IV, no.14872 (Brescia 1457-70)


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