- [France, between 1275 and 1299]
27 leaves : parchment, col. ill.; 234 x 166 (180 x 63) mm. bound to 240 x 170 mm.
- Latin language -- Grammar -- Early works to 1500.
Manuscripts, Latin -- 13th century.
- Fragment of the Doctrinale (incomplete at the beginning), with extensive marginal commentary and annotations.
- Ms. codex.
Title and attribution from explicit (f. 27r): Explicit Doctrinale magistri Alexandri de Villa Dei...
Foliation: Parchment, ii (18th-century paper) + 27 + ii (18th-century paper); [1-27]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto.
Layout: Written in 38 long lines in dark brown ink; ruled in ink; prickings visible.
Script: Written in a Gothic book script by a single hand, with marginal commentary in several additional hands that completely fills most pages between the lines of text and to the margins.
Decoration: Decorated initials in red and green on most folios, some of the decoration has faded.
Binding: 18th-century leather.
Origin: Written in France, late 13th century (Zacour-Hirsch).
Some folios are stained from previous mold damage; much of the commentary has faded or is worn off, however the primary text is legible throughout.
- Penn Provenance:
- Formerly owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps, ms. 190 (f. 1r).
Sold by J. Rosenthal, 1952.
- Cited in:
- Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), p. 10 (Ms. Latin 45).
- Cited as:
- UPenn Ms. Codex 694
- Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, former owner.
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