Codices. Poems. Manuscripts, Latin -- 13th century. Manuscripts, Medieval.
Verse paraphrase of the Bible: Old Testament (excluding Psalms, prophets and some other books) (f. 1-109v); New Testament (Gospels and Acts, excluding Epistles and Revelation) (f. 109v-149v).
Ms. codex. Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch). Foliation: Parchment, 154; [1-154]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. Layout: Written in 60 long lines; ruled in lead; some prickings visible. Script: Written in a Gothic book script by a single hand, with marginal commentary in a second hand. Decoration: Red and blue used for initials; rubricated headings throughout; diagram or chart of the deadly sins (f. 50r); faint sketch of the Virgin[?] (f. 125). Binding: Modern half leather over wooden boards with old guards (2 vellum incunable leaves from a canonical text with commentary, probably printed by Peter Schöffer of Mainz). Origin: Written in France, mid-13th century (Zacour-Hirsch). Incipit: Scire cupis lector quis codicis istius autor, Audi quid breviter dicat ad ista liber: Petrus et Aegidius me conscripsere...[Aegidius' preface from his second redaction, before 1208].
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. 25 (Ms. Latin 112). Beichner, Paul, ed. Aurora : Petri Rigae Biblia versificata: a verse commentary on the Bible (Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1965).