Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)MS338
TitleSermons of Augustinus de Ascolo
Extent1 volume
DateLate 13th century-early 14th century
DescriptionCollection of sermons by Augustinus de Ascolo and written in Italy. The text is decorated with coloured inks and the volume is of a continental binding probably dating from the 14th century.

Description of decoration:
Rubrication throughout.
Red and blue initials, often decorated with penwork in red, blue and purple inks.
Paragraphs marked out in alternating red and blue inks.
Fol.12v, decorated catchword. Geometric penwork border with manicule-like hand illustration. Further examples of decorated catchwords: all include penwork. Some further examples of manicules.
Fol.23r, space left for possible decorated initial. Size of space would indicate that this was intended to be a much larger initial than those which exist within the manuscript.
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered readers
Finding AidsThis is a preliminary description and will be enhanced at a future date. For further information please contact Special Collections.
For description, see 'Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries' vol II by N. R. Ker (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1977), page 80
Access StatusOpen
Custodial HistoryFormer location: MSS 5/vi/2
Archival NoteDescription of decoration compiled by students on Professor Wendy Scase's Medieval Manuscripts Module, 2014/15
CopiesCopy on staff R drive and on disk 27 (TIFF images), although the quality is poor due to the text quality of the original volume.


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