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Name: Biblia Vulgata (Epistolae Paulinae, Epistolae Canonicae)

Repository: University of Sydney Library

Settlement: Sydney

Associated Manuscript Items:
Biblia Vulgata (Epistolae Paulinae, Epistolae Canonicae)

Library ref: MS. Nicholson 3

Acquisition: Sir Charles Nicholson's family presented the volume in 1924

Binding: 19c. light brown calf over boards. Covers have three groups of three fillets forming panels, the outer with stylized volute tooling, the middle blank except for a corner flower, the inner with interlaced cables, all in blind. Spine gilt, each compartment with stylized blazing sun, and lettering EPISTOLAE / BEATI PAULI / M.S.

Catchwords: Catchwords agree

Collation: (8)1 (10)2-6 (9)7 (10)8-10 (8)11 (10)12-15 (8)16 (3)17 (10)18-20 (2)21. Quire 7 lacks its second sheet, quire 11 its fifth and sixth. The fifth sheet in quire 20 has been incorrectly bound between the seventh and eighth folios. Ar. marbled, Br.-Bv., Cr.-Dr. are blank, Dv. marbled.


Condition: Edges trimmed. Fols 2 and 3 have been repaired.

Deco desc: red rubrics and running titles; caps alternately red and blue; large red initials with blue penwork on. 62r., 98v., 103r., 115v., 165r., 172v., 177v., 185r., 186r., 187r.; illuminated initials (between 55 x 45 and 30 x 30mm.) in gold, green, red, blue, each with coloured flower and leaf sprays in the margin on 1r., 9r., 36r., 36v., 125r., 134r., 136r., 157r., 158r.

Dimensions: 212 x 145 mm

Extent: iv + 188 The first, two middle and last folios of the quires are vellum, the others are paper


Hand desc: French lettre bourguignonne


Layout: one col. of 23 lines

Library ref alt:

List bibl: Exhibition, p.12 no.46.

Music notation:


Orig date: s. xv2

Orig place:


Provenance: in lower margins of 1v.-15r. by 16c. hand are Litanies of the Virgin; the lower margin of 156v. has an erasure illegible under ultraviolet light; Av. in 19c. pencil 'Testamentum MSS'; Dr. in 19c. pencil 'm/du/-'

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 101


Signatures: quire signatures present

Support: vellum, fly leaves i-iv modern paper - water-mark is a jar with handle cf. Briquet, Vol.IV, no.12481 (Paris 1468)


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