AUGUSTINUS: EXEMPLARY CALLIGRAPHIC EXAMPLE

MS 2366
MS Short Title AUGUSTINUS: EXEMPLARY CALLIGRAPHIC EXAMPLE
Text AUGUSTINUS: DE FIDE, SPE ET CARITATE, PARTS OF CHAPTER 32, 7 AND 8
Description MS in Latin on vellum, England, mid 11th c., 2 partial ff., 10x15 cm remaining, single column, (8x13 cm), 13+9 lines in an expert calligraphic English Carolingian minuscule, with 6 lines of marginal notes.
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Context Pastedown in a copy of Aeschylus: Works (in Greek), Paris, A. Turnebus, 1552, Adams A264; in a slightly later Oxford binding of blindstamped calf.
Provenance 1. Binder, Oxford (before 1641); 2. Private owner (1641); 3. G.H.R. Denham (1836); 4. G. Thielton (1844); 5. A. Faustini, Brooklyn, New York (1925); 6. Bernard Quaritch Ltd., London.
Commentary The script is an outstanding example of calligraphic beauty. For comparable hands see T.A.M. Bishop, English Caroline minuscule, 1971, nos. 26-28.
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Place of origin England
Dates mid 11c AD

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