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Rule of St Augustine, Hugh of St Victor, Expositio in Regulam beati Augustini, and Constitutiones of the Augustinians: MS McClean 105

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Titles

Rule of St Augustine, Hugh of St Victor, Expositio in Regulam beati Augustini, and Constitutiones of the Augustinians

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, ii modern paper flyleaves + ii early paper flyleaves + 194 fols. (fols. 58-194 foliated 1-137 in contemporary red ink) + i added fifteenth-century parchment leaf (fol. 195) + ii modern paper flyleaves, 170 x 125 mm (115 x 85 mm), 25 long lines, ruled in brown ink and plummet, catchwords, quire and leaf signatures.

BINDING: nineteenth century, mottled paper with vellum spine and corner pieces over pasteboards, marbled endpapers.

CONTENTS:
fols. 1r-6v Rule of St Augustine
fols. 7r-57v Hugh of St Victor, Expositio in Regulam beati Augustini episcopi
fols. 58r-141v Constitutions of the Augustinian Friars with Prologue and capitula
fols. 141v-146v Alphabetical index to the Constitutions (A-S)
fols. 147r-180v Additions to the Consitutions
fols. 180v-181 Alphabetical index to the Constitutions (S-Z)
fol. 183r Notes relating to Confession
fols. 183r-186v List of papal privileges given to the order up to 1331
fols. 187r-190v Admonitiones to General Chapters (Cremona, Brescia, Milan, Mantua, Alexandria, Milan, Bologna, Cremona, Annunciata)
fol. 195v Notes on Facta in Capitulo Cumano

DECORATION: Half-column framed miniature [8 ll.]: fol. 1r Rule of St Augustine, St Augustine, enthroned, mitred and nimbed, gives a copy of his Rule to representatives of the Order, accompanied by full, historiated floral border with scrolling gold stems and painted lilies, housing gold-framed roundels containing the IHS monogram rayed on red ground (upper bar), St Nicholas of Tolentino with book, lily and crucifix (top right-hand corner), St Monica (outer bar), arms of the order (lower bar), St Augustine (inner bar), Madonna and Child (top left-hand corner).

ORNAMENTATION: Ornamental initial [H, 6-7 ll.] in graded blue, orange, pink and green extending into scrolling floral motifs (lilies) on an indented gold ground, for the beginning of Hugh of St Victor, Expositio (fol. 7r); space left blank for an initial [4 ll.] at the beginning of Constitutiones (fol. 58r); plain red initials [1-2 ll.] for all other text divisions; brown ink guide letters.

Place(s) associated

  • Bologna ⪼ Italy
  • Ferrara ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Fifteenth century, last quarter
Circa 1475 CE - Circa 1499 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Illumination

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: In oratorio nemo
  • Type: Secundo folio

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS McClean 105
Primary reference Number: 184037
Project ID: 753
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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