Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Notre Dame/Newberry MS. 9
Gospel according to Luke
Date of origin:Ca. 1130-1150.
Place of origin:France
Numbered in lead in a modern hand in the upper right hand corner of each leaf.
Dimensions:231 mm x 161mm (leaves)
18 (-3) 2-108 114 Quire numbers preserved at the end of the gatherings 7 and 10
Script:Written in a protogothic script in one hand for the main text and at least three for the gloss. A contemporary or near contemporary hand has made additions and corrections throughout in black ink.
Binding:Bound in late eighteenth century mottled calf with gilt triple fillet around edges of covers, and gold rolled pattern around the outer edges of the boards. Gold stamped floral patterns and gilt title on spine. Sprinkled edges.
Additions:Occasional additions and corrections throughout in several later hands.
Illustrated bookplate of George Horace Johnstone ("G.H.J.") and his wife, Alison Johnstone ("A.J."), dated 1933; center medallion is an engraving of the Hawkins/Johnstone estate in Cornwall, Trewithan. Ownership inscription in pencil on front endpaper of the library at Bignor Park, the Sussex estate once owned by George Horace Johnstone's great-great uncle, John Hawkins (fl. 1829-1839), and purchased by Lord Mersey in 1926. The manuscript is jointly owned with the Newberry Library and shelved at the Newberry as MS. 197.