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De evangelica praeparatione, 1425 - 1475

Identifier: MS 9


This is an Italian manuscript from the mid-fifteenth century, which contains Eusebius' De evangelica praeparatione, translated by George of Trebizond.


  • Creation: 1425 - 1475


1 volumes

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Written in Italy ca. 1450. Early provenance unknown. Late ownership inscription on front pastedown: "Alice M. Taylor" together with library shelf numbers in lead: "AR I 52" and "76 G". On back parchment endpaper in two 15th-century hands: "Quod Aristoteles fuerit nacione judeus libro quarto capite tertio" and "A creacione mundi usque ad annum incarnationis domini fuerunt anni 3793; secundum ebraicam veritatem ab ipso autem anno usque ad annum domini 1500. Si auferas 33, remanent 1467, si istos addas invenies annos 5260." On rear f. ir in a modern hand in lead: "223 hojas (96 vitela)". Sold by Maggs (catalogue entry Dec. 1948) to Howard L. Goodhart (bookplate).


  1. Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, approximately 260-approximately 340
  2. George, of Trebizond, 1396-1486, translator

Other related names

  1. Taylor, Alice M., former owner
  2. Maggs Brothers, bookseller
  3. Goodhart, Howard Lehman, former owner
  4. Goodhart, Howard Lehman, donor

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Howard Lehman Goodhart to Bryn Mawr College in Nov. 1951

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Physical Description

Previously Goodhart 79.

Paper support, with outer and inner parchment bifolia (watermarks: ff. 1-63 similar to Briquet Char 3528, ff. 64-end similar to Briquet Monts 11859), ff. iii (paper, i=front pastedown) + 223 + i (parchment) + ii (paper bifolium, ii=back pastedown)

Late nineteenth-century quarter calf on paper boards.

ii+224+ii; 282 x 208 mm bound to 286 x 214 mm.

Single column, thirty-five to thirty-eight lines, double vertical and single horizontal bounding lines in lead; written area: 119 x 105 mm.

Humanistic script, written by a single scribe with finding aids and headings in red.

Fourteen 5- to 12-line gold initials on a deep blue, red, and green cusped ground outlined in black and white with intertwined white vinestems. On ff. 1r and 3r the cusped ground and vinestems extend for several lines down the inner margin forming a partial inner border. Between ff. 10r and 22r there are four 3- to 4-line gold initials on shaped blue and magenta grounds with white pen-work decoration.

Modern foliation in pencil, upper right, recto.

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