Vellum, 9.625 x 6.75, ff. 299 + 7, double columns of 36 lines. 13th - 14th cent., in fine round black hand.
Donor, T. C. S.
Collation: a6 112 - 612 718 812 - 1412 1510 1612 1710 - 1910 2012 2112 2210 2312 - 2512 26? (three), l flyleaf.
The flyleaves at the beginning contain notes for sermons, as it seems, in double columns in a thirteenth cent. hand. f. vi is blank.
Historia Scholastica Petri Comestoris.
Inc. prol. epistolaris. Reuerendo patri et domino Willelmo f. 1
-benedictus deus amen. Good decorative initial.
Inc. hystoria scolastica prefatio.
Imperatorie maiestatis (CXCVIII 1053).
Initial to Genesis has two medallions: (1) Christ seated facing R.,
clouds (?) above , waters below. (2) Conviction of Adam and Eve.
Christ on L.
Exodus. Initial. Moses horned on L. addresses three Israelites.
Leviticus. „ Moses horned kneels holding up a red heifer.
Altar with censer (?) on R.
Numbers. „ Christ addresses Moses horned on R.
Deut. „ Moses horned, with tables of law on R. Two
Jews on L.
Joshua. „ Christ addresses Joshua in mail and surcoat on R.
Judges. „ Jews kneel. Altar on R.
Reg. „ Elkanah and Hannah kneel. Head of Christ
over altar on R.
Tobit. „ Tobit reclines. Swallow in air above.
Daniel. „ Seated in rocky hole. Two red lions in front.
Judith. „ Beheads Holofernes in bed.
Acts ends f. 299a: in Cathacumbis.
Finito libro sit laus et gloria Christo.
There are some scribbles on the verso.
The pictured initials have good gold grounds, but are of rather rough execution.26 B.4