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Current Location: In storage


Author: Jerome




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, i paper flyleaf + 130 fols. (with four additions made on inserted parchment pieces foliated 16*, 25*, 53*, 102*) + i paper flyleaf, 214 x 140 (172 x 100) mm, 39 long lines, ruled in plummet, written above top line.

BINDING: nineteenth century, half-bound in sprinkled calf and marbled paper over pasteboards.

CONTENTS: fols. 1r – 130v Jerome, Epistulae; fol. 130v Recipe Ad curandum dolorem oculorum ending expertum est 1439 moguncie.

ORNAMENTATION: Red initial [E, 7 ll.] with fleshy acanthus and foliage scrolls (fol. 1r); red penwork initials [1 – 5 ll.]; marginal corrections and additions within geometric or foliate frames in brown and red ink; capitals highlighted in red.


History note: Probably in Mainz in 1439 (fol. 130v); Bib. Hirs. [Collegii Jesu] (seventeenth-century inscription on fol. 1r, last two words partially erased); Guglielmo Libri (1803-1869); his sale, Christie’s, London, 7 Feb. 1895, lot 52; purchased by Frank McClean (1837 – 1904); his bequest, 1904

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank


Twelfth century, first half
Circa 1100 CE - Circa 1150 CE

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Support composed of parchment

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  • Text: pericolosum esse de sanctorum
  • Type: Secundo folio

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS McClean 112
Primary reference Number: 170725
Project ID: 42
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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

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