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De officiis

  • Original object type: Artefact
  • Title: De officiis
  • Description:

    Ff. 39-41 were written by a later, possibly 14th-century, hand. Annotations throughout the manuscript are written in three different hands.

    Decoration: a 2-line initial in red begins the first book (f. 1r), a 3-line pen-ornament initial in the brown ink of the text begins the second book (f. 21r), and a 5-line pen-ornament initial on a yellow ground and decorated in red begins the third book (f. 26r).

    Written in English (?) protogothic book script.

    From the library of Lord Brotherton.

    See for a fuller description: N. R. Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries, vol. 3 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983) p. 57. See also: R. H. Martin, "A Twelfth-century Manuscript of Cicero's De Officiis", in Classical Quarterly, N. S. I (1951), pp. 35-38; and J. A. Symington, The Brotherton Collection: a Catalogue of Ancient Manuscripts and Early Printed Books Collected by Edward Allen Baron Brotherton of Wakefield (Leeds, 1931), pp. xvi, 3.

  • Date range: [12th century]
  • Date: 1149
  • Depositing User: - libemu
  • Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2017 19:01
  • Last Modified: 09 Jan 2017 19:03