Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)MS348
TitleSermons of Saint Augustine of Hippo
Extent1 volume
Datec 1450
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DescriptionCollection of sermons of St. Augustine of Hippo, in Latin, written in Italy with illuminated initials and bound by Charles Lewis in 1827.

Description of decoration:
Illuminated capitals appear on folios 1, 48v and 51
Fol. 1r - Illuminated 'F' initial against red, blue, green and white highlighted background of interlacing vines done in penwork, drawn to show the vine growing through the letter. White highlighting appears to be light blue against the darker blue background, possibly evidence of illustrator rushing when highlighting and not allowing the ink to dry properly. There is also evidence of highlighting on the green part of the background, however this has not run.
Fol. 3v - Rubricated 'S' in blue ink at three lines high, decorated with penwork.
Fol. 5r - Rubricated 'F' in red ink at three lines high, decorated with penwork.
Various other initials are rubricated throughout the manuscript, alternating between red and blue, all at three lines high. This is the only decoration throughout 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/12; inscription by Rev H Drury 1827
Presentation recorded in University Librarian's Annual Report 1957/1958
Archival NoteDescription of decoration compiled by students on Professor Wendy Scase's Medieval Manuscripts Module, 2014/15
CopiesHigh quality copy on staff R drive and on disk 26 (TIFF images).