Aeneid (fragment) / Virgil.

Author
Virgil [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
  • Manuscript, Book
Language
Latin
Published/​Created
[Germany] : [producer not identified], [between 900 and 1000]
Description
1 volume (v, 2, x leaves) : parchment ; 29 cm

Details

Subject(s)
Donor
Bookseller
Related name
Library of Congress genre(s)
Poetry [Browse]
Notes
  • Title from printed catalog.
  • Script: Carolingian minuscule.
  • Decoration: None.
Binding note
England (?), 19th century. The manuscript leaves are bound in a case of red goatskin over thin pasteboard. The fifth flyleaf has been turned into a title page, with a 19th-century title written in a pseudo-Carolingian hand: “uergilii aeneidos lib. sept. uu. 24-361; fragm. codicis membran. in seculo nono a manu francica scripti.” Spine title (gilt): “vergilii aeneidos.”
Contents
1.1r-2v: “|| Obtutu tenet ora soloque immobilis heret | Intentos uoluens oculos nec purpura regem ...” Explicit: “... [nec matris miseret quam primo aquilone relinquet] ||”
Provenance
Garrett MS. 108 is comprised of two leaves of continuous text, which were reused as pastedowns in an early printed book and recovered from the binding in the 19th century. There is considerable disagreement in the literature regarding their origin. Robert Garrett (1875-1961), of Baltimore, Maryland, Class of 1897, purchased the Virgil fragment from Quaritch on 27 September 1900. Garrett's bookplate is on the inside front cover. His gift to the Princeton University Library, 1942.
Source acquisition
Gift of Robert Garrett, 1942.
References
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, volume 1, pages 239-241.
Cite as
Garrett MS. 108, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
Other title(s)
Vergilii Aeneidos
OCLC
1098111514
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