- Scholastica Hystoria
- Alternative Title
- Historia scholastica
- Petrus, Comestor, 12th cent, creator
- Published / Created
- ca. 1200
- Publication Place
- Northern France or Belgium
A.N.L. Munby, The Formation of the Phillipps Library up to the year 1840 (Phillipps Studies No. 3; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1954), p. 152; H.P. Kraus Catalogue 165 (New York, 1983), lot 2.
A note on the front pastedown identifies this ms. as from the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps (ms. 3742; from Allard, Paris). Munby cites a note in the collection which assigns this manuscript to Pontigny abbey. Purchased from H.P. Kraus, 1987.
Binding: Eighteenth-century brown calf, with gilt embossed ornamentation on spine and the legend: Historia
Blanks not digitized.
Cite as: Petrus Comestor, Historia Scholastica. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Large initial on f. 1v embodying 9 miniatures (depicting, top to bottom, God the Father enthroned, Noah and the Ark, Abraham and Melchisidech, Abraham and Isaac, Elijah pouring water around his altar, a king kneeling before an altar, a prophet, David playing the harp, and Petrus Comestor at work). According to Hanns Swarenski (cited in the Kraus catalogue) the initial suggests an origin at Stavelot. 19 large decorative initial letters in light green, dark green, yellow, blue, and red with interlace and leafy decorations, often employing zoomorphic ornamentation. Hundreds of smaller painted initials.
Manuscript on parchment of Petrus Comestor (Manducator), Historia Scholastica. Written by two scribes (Scribe 1: ff. 1r-47r; Scribe 2: ff. 47r-179v) in proto-gothic script.
- ff. i +179 + i : parchment ; 400 x 275 (360 x 210) mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Beinecke MS 674
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- mixed material
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Name)
- Comestor, Petrus, 12th cent
- Subject (Topic)
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Latin literature, Medieval and modern
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven
Textbooks -- History
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