GREGORIUS MAGNUS: MORALIA (ITALY)

MS 031
MS Short Title GREGORIUS MAGNUS: MORALIA (ITALY
Text GREGORIUS MAGNUS: MORALIA IN JOB, BOOKS 1-18
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Morimondo, Italy, mid 12th c., vol. 1 of 2, 242 ff. (complete), 44x28 cm, 2 columns, (32x20 cm), 41 lines in a fine Romanesque book script by several scribes, numerous very large initials in Cistercian style in red, blue and green.
Binding Morimondo, Italy, medieval boards, probably 1252, covered with 18th c. half calf, sewn on 6 thongs, with following inscription on one of the 4 endleaves from vol. 2, dated June 1252: "The brothers Jacobus of Benixio and Jacobus of Lomacio gave together concerning this book five solidi for the binding and covering to Dom Collumbo the prior of Morimondo-".
Context Vol. 2 was broken up before 1252 and the present volume was rebound with 4 leaves from vol. 2 as endleaves.
Provenance 1. Cistercian Abbey of Santa Maria de Morimondo, Italy (12th c.-20th c.); 2. Paolo Giovio Library, Como, Nocera & Roma, Italy (1483-1552); 3. Christie's 1.6.1977:160; 4. H.P. Kraus, New York. Deaccession October 2010.
Commentary This MS is noted in the Morimondo Library catalogue from before 1175: "Moralia iob in duobus voluminibus".
Exhibited Oslo Katedralskole 850 år, Jubileumsutstilling 10. - 14. March 2003.
Place of origin Italy
Dates mid 12c AD

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