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Moralia in Job: MS 271

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Moralia in Job


Gregory (Author)
Proctor, Robert (Binder)


PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, i contemporary parchment flyleaf + 200 fols. (contemporary pagination in black ink i - cc), 280 x 195 (195 x 130) mm, 2 columns, 38 lines, ruled in brown ink.

BINDING: fifteenth century, blind-tooled brown leather over wooden boards, sewn on 5 supports, two clasps on lower cover, two catchplates on upper cover, 2 metal corner pieces on each cover, horn-covered fenestra within a metal frame on upper cover inscribed: Secunda pars moralium beati gregorij pape super iob, parchment tabs inscribed with book numbers, repaired and re-bound, Robert Proctor, Fitzwilliam Museum, 1990s.

CONTENTS: fols. i recto – cc recto Gregory, Moralia in Job, Bks 14 – 24.

ORNAMENTATION: Blue penwork initials [5 – 7 ll.] with voided ornament and red pen-flourished infill and extensions tinted in green for books; red penwork initials [2 ll.] for chapters; capitals highlighted in red.


History note: Copied for the Tertiaries of the Oude (Old) Convent of St John the Evangelist at Weesp, near Amsterdam, by their rector Peter Zwaninc who signed and dated the manuscript in 1470 (explicit, fol. cc recto); fifteenth-century ownership inscription of the convent inside upper cover: ‘Te weesp int oude conuent den susteren hoert dit boec’; later pressmark beneath inscription: A5.x.3; purchased for the Museum from H.T. Wake, Fritchley, Derby, in 1910.

Place(s) associated

  • Weesp

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1910) by Wake, H. T.


Repaired and re-bound, Robert Proctor, Fitzwilliam Museum, 1990s.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment Text Height 195 mm Width 130 mm
Page Height 280 mm Width 195 mm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Penwork Illumination

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: se considerantur
  • Type: Secundo folio

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 271
Primary reference Number: 169765
Project ID: 228
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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