(Italy, middle of the 12th century). 191 x 292 mm. (7 1/2 x 11 1/2"). Double column, 18 lines present, in a rounded Italian gothic hand.
Rubrics in red, two attractive two-line initials in red with blue penwork elaboration. Recovered from a binding and consequently trimmed horizontally at what must have been about halfway down the leaf, also slightly trimmed along one edge with loss of about half an inch from one column, both sides rather darkened, the pastedown side with glue stains around the edges, a couple of short worm trails affecting four words, a series of tiny pinpricks at edges where binding hardware had been attached, but still a pleasing specimen, the text quite legible and the script attractive.
The text here contains parts of the homilies from Johannes Chrysostomus' work on the priesthood, "De Dignitate Sacerdotali," and from Saint Gregory's "Homiliae in Evangelia." The script is spacious and easy to read, despite the darkened state of the vellum. (ST12244-6)
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PJP Catalog: 70.064