Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Date of origin:1417
Place of origin: Platten, Germany
Every folio is numbered in a modern hand in lead at the top-right of each recto.
Dimensions:184mm x 140mm (leaves), 135mm x 90mm (ruled space)
Collation:1-1110 128 13-1910 2012 21-7110 724 Catchwords appear only at the end of six gatherings: every tenth verso from f.20v-280v.
Script:There are four distinctive hands for the main body of text in the codex. Hand #1 (cursiva media or currens) is responsible for the text from 2r-4r. Hand #2 (cursiva media) is responsible for III and IV Esdras on 4v-9r. Hand #3, a cursiva formata hand, is the main scribe, possibly also the rubricator and annotator of the Biblical text. Hand #4 is responsible for the lectionary table following the colophon. The hand is similar to the main hand but less compressed. In addition to the main hands, there are by my count at least eight different annotators/glossators in the margins.
Binding:16th century, vellum over thin boards. On spine is written in a 16th-century hand "Biblia Sacra Latina/ Manuscripta/ Anno MCCCCXVII absoluta/ sicque/ Annis ante Reformationem Centum/ Lustris uere fere Quinque/ ante/ Inventam artem Typographicam/ Membrana."
Additions:A title page (f. 1r), added subsequently to the completion of the manuscript and perhaps coterminous with the binding, in the hand responsible for the spine title, reads "Biblia Sacra/ Latina/ MSS./ docente/ folio operis hujus a fine quinto,/ fac. b./ Anno Domini MCCCCXVII/ Mense Decembri,/ adeoque/ quinque fere lustris/ ante/inventam artem/ Typographicam/ scribendo absoluta."
There is a bookplate on the inside front cover with the name of William Davignon.