Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Notre Dame/Newberry MS. 8
Date of origin:Third quarter of the thirteenth century.
Place of origin:France
Numbered in lead in a modern hand in the upper right hand corner of each leaf.
Dimensions:144 mm x 112mm (leaves)
Collation:112 (-4, -11) 216 (-4, -5) 38 410 (-3, +7) 5-68 78 (-7, -8) 810 (-6, -7, -8, -9, -10) 98 104 (-3, -4). No catchwords are apparent.
Script:Written in at least 6 hands in a gothic cursive of varying quality. The first hand is responsible for ff. 1-37r and 39r-42r. A second hand is responsible for ff. 37v-38v. Hand #3 is responsible for 43r to 58v, hand #4 for 59r-69v, hand #5 for 70r to 77v, and hand #6 for the final two leaves.
Binding:Bound in 17th or 18th century mottled calf.
Additions:There are numerous annotations in medieval hands in the lower and outer margins of the sermons of Maurice de Sully. F. 2 appears to have been added later. The hand on the recto is very similar to the hands on ff. 1 and 3. The hand on the verso is clearly later. That same hand has made notes in the margins of f. 3. There are far fewer annotations in the sermons of the Antonius de Parma.
Provenance: The manuscript is jointly owned with the Newberry Library and shelved at the Newberry as MS. 187.
Bibliography:Longére, Jean. Les sermons latins de Maurice de Sully. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1988.