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Uniform title
Manuscript, Book
[Morimondo, Italy] : [producer not identified], [between 1175 and 1200]
1 volume (i, i, 175, i leaves) : parchment ; 44 cm


Former owner
  • Script: Protogothic. The punctus flexus is frequently used.
  • Decoration: Italian Romanesque decorated initials painted in red, green, and ochre.
Binding note
Italy, 17th century (?). Light brown calf over oak boards (11 mm thick); sewn on 6 twisted cords, lacing and pegging visible on outsides of both boards; rebacked; plain-wound endbands.
  • 1. 1r-103v: “[D]ominica prima in aduentu domini. Incipit prologus sancti ieronimi presbyteri in ysaiam prophetam. Nemo cum prophetas uersibus uiderit esse descriptos ...” Explicit: “... et non est recordatus scabelli pedum suorum in die furoris sui. Preci ||”
  • 2.104r-140r: “In natali beate andree apostoli. lc.i. Lectiones ex omelia uenerabilis bede presbyteri. Stabat Johannes, et ex discipulis eius duo, et respiciens ihesum ambulantem dicit ...” Explicit: “... vigilate quia nescitis. Collecta. Deus qui conspicis.”
  • 3.140v-174r: “In natali apostolorum. lc. i. Sermo ex communitario beati augustini episcopi. Ait dominus discipulis suis. Hoc est preceptum meum, ut diligatis inuicem sicut dilexi uos ...” Explicit: “Sancte agathe
Princeton MS. 6 is from Cistercian Abbey of Santa Maria di Morimondo, near Milan. The bookseller Ulrico Hoepli (1847-1935), Milan, sold this and other Morimondo manuscripts to the Princeton University Library in April 1893. On parchment flyleaf is the Library accession number “Acc. no. 88326” and former call number “Ms. 5941/.244.” Paper bookplate: “Library of the College of New Jersey” on the front pastedown. Other Morimondo manuscripts are now in the Manuscripts Division: Princeton Mss. 2, 3, 4, 16; Kane Ms. 1.
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, volume 2, pages161-163.
Cite as
Princeton MS. 6, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
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