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San Marino, Huntington Library, EL 09 H 11
Description: ff. ii + 197 + ii - Bound, ca. 1840, in dark red morocco with the Bridgewater crest on both covers; gilt edges. - On f. 1, the price "3 s. 4 d." On f. ii, the cancelled pressmark "N.5" in the hand of John Egerton (1579-1649), 1st Earl of Bridgewater; also on f. ii, "W:4./5." in the hand of the second Earl (1622-86), and on f. 1, his signature as J[ohn Egerton, Viscount] Brackley, presumably inscribed before his father's death in 1649. - C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). De Ricci, "Handlist," 106. De Ricci, 130.
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Language: Latin Country: England Century: 12th
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Part 1: ff. 1-197v
Description: - Parchment - 173 x 262 mm - 1-248 254(+5), with quires 6 and 7, respectively ff. 41-48 and 49-56, reversed in binding. Catchwords in lead in a noting hand placed close to inner margin on ff. 8v, 16v, 24v, 32v, 56v. 33 long lines, ruled in dry point on the hair side through quire 18 (f. 144), thereafter in lead; most folios with double ruling to contain minims; double bounding lines; pricking visible in upper and lower margins.
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Assigned Date: s. XII2/4Searchable Date Range: 1125 - 1150
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Other Decoration: Opening initial, f. 1, 11-line, in gold and blue with infilling of green and ochre foliage and some use of red and blue, especially as decoration on scattered gold roundels.
Notes: Contemporary and thirteenth century marginalia, cropped; on f. 94v, in a fifteenth century hand: "anglice a stere of a shyppe." Latin
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Text 1: ff. 1-197v
Author: Priscian
Title: Institutiones grammaticae
Title: Prisciani grammatici viri disertissimi apocrisarii cesariensis urbis Rome constantinopolitane liber primus de arte grammatica incipit,
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Philosophi diffiniunt vocem esse aerem tenuissimum ictum
Explicit: Idem in iii. Nam neque erant astrorum ignes nec lucidus ęthra sydera polus. Artis Prisciani grammatici viri disertissimi cesariensis doctoris urbis romę constantinopolitanę preceptoris liber xvi explicit.
Notes: Text opens with a prologue ("Cum omnis eloquentię doctrinam et omne studiorum genus sapientię luce prefulgens") and a chapter list. M. Hertz, ed., Prisciani grammatici Caesariensis institutionum grammaticarum libri XVIII in H. Keil, Grammatici latini (Leipzig 1855 and 1859) vols. 2 and 3 to p. 105, being the Priscianus major, although the chapter list includes on f. 2 chapters 17 and 18. See M. Gibson, "Priscian, 'Institutiones Grammaticae': A Handlist of Manuscripts," Scriptorium 26 (1972) 105-24 with a list of 527 manuscripts including EL 9 H 11. G. Ballaira, Per il catalogo dei codici di Prisciano (Turin 1982) p. 278, *594.