Sententiarum libri IV / Peter Lombard.

Peter Lombard, Bishop of Paris, approximately 1100-1160 [Browse]
Uniform title
Manuscript, Book
[France] : [producer not identified], [between 1275 and 1300]
1 volume (ii, 341, ii leaves) : parchment ; 29 cm


  • Title from printed catalog.
  • Text in Latin.
  • Script: Textualis libraria. Many abbreviations; use of Tironian notes; notes to rubricator occasionally visible in extreme lower margins, e.g., 178r. Rubrics added by another scribe.
  • Decoration: French Gothic. Includes 4- to 6-line historiated initials in Parisian style at the opening of the Prologue and of books 1-4. Painted within blue or pink finely decorated initial, on burnished gold leaf back- ground, on gold-outlined square, with decoration often reaching into margin.
Binding note
England (?), 19th century. Stiffened parchment with yapps, sewn on four bands. Spine title (written in brown ink): “PETRUS LOMBARDUS LIBER SENTENTIARUM.”
Garrett MS. 79 was written in France, possibly in the south, or even by an Italian scribe in France, judging from the script. The manuscript was decorated in France, perhaps in Paris, and heavily annotated in university circles. Intermediate provenance is unknown. Robert Garrett (1875-1961), of Baltimore, Maryland, Class of 1897, purchased the manuscript on 10 June 1926 from the New York antiquarian bookseller Wilfrid M. Voynich (1865-1930). Garrett's pencil note of acquisition in June 1926 is written on the front paste down. His gift to the Princeton University Library, 1942.
Source acquisition
Gift of Robert Garrett, 1942.
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, volume 1, pages 161-162.
Cite as
Garrett MS. 79, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
Other title(s)
Liber sententiarum
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