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New York, Grolier Club, ,  MS 13
Description: ff. 213 - Bound, ca. 1840, in English brown stamped calf in a design with a rectangular central panel infilled with six long strips of twirled floral sprays. - From the collection of the Abate Matteo Luigi Canonici (1727-1806), purchased in 1835 by Rev. Walter Sneyd (1810?-1888); his sale, London, 1903, n. 344 to Quaritch; given to the Grolier Club in 1912 by Archer M. Huntington (Grolier member, 1894-1955). - De Ricci, p. 1291.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 17
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/MS13_24
Language: Latin Country: Italy Century: 11th

Part 1: ff. 1-213v
Description: - Parchment - 495 x 345 mm - Gatherings mainly of 8 leaves but many gatherings and leaves are missing; 2 columns of 55 lines ruled in dry point up to f. 160 (quire break) and thereafter in lead; pricking along both inner and outer margins; written above top line
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XISearchable Date Range: 1000 - 1099
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: Several
Other Decoration: Of the 37 major initials expected for the 35 books of the Moralia, and its dedication and prologue, only 23 are present; the 14 initials for books 10-12, 17-18, 20-25, 27, 30 and 35 are missing due to loss of leaves.
Notes: Latin
Number of Texts: 2

Text 1: f. 1 blank; ff. 1v-213
Author: Gregory I
Title: Moralia in Job
Language(s): Latin
Notes: Missing leaves with consequent loss of text in at least 7 points after ff. 90v, 130v, 141v, 144v, 152v, 168v, 208v. 
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f. 1v   Long initial I (initial for dedication letter). Sets of irregularly arranged holes at the top of the page from stitching of the small curtains that would have protected the painted initials.
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f. 3   Gregory standing (initial for prologue).
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f. 5v   Pen and ink drawing (initial for text).
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f. 51   Painted initial with lion's profile on lower edge.
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f. 87v   Parchment sliced through by excessive force using in dry point ruling; stitched repair avoided by scribe; this side of leaf with ridges.
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f. 110v   Armpit area of parchment in both upper and lower margins, showing width of available skins.
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f. 114v   Quire numbered in the center lower margin.
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f. 153   Biblical quotes signalled in the margin with diple marks.
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f. 158v   Large colored initial with a note on the ground of the initial.
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f. 161   Change of scribal hand.
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f. 164v   Later style initial incorporating dragons in void on the body of the initial; pricking in both margins.
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f. 174   Unfinished initial ?; stitched repair across lower edge of text area.
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f. 176v   Catchword in lower margin.
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f. 187v   Very fine pen and ink dragon initial.
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f. 195v   Unfinished mask initial of lesser quality.
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f. 200   Biblical quotes in red ink; correction to the text with tie marks; Nota marks touched in red.
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f. 213v   Added text; modern dealer code in the upper margin in pencil.
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Text 2: f. 213v
Title: Summary of the Moralia in Job
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: In primo libro vir erat in terra hus usque sicut faciebat
Notes: Summary of the amount of the text of Job covered by each book of Gregory's Moralia, added in a contemporary hand.