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Aurora

Peter Riga; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Format
Manuscript/Archive; Online
Published
[France?, approximately 1250]
Language
Latin
Variant Title
Petri de Riga Aurora seu Biblia versificata
Access Restriction
Open to researchers.
Summary
Text of Peter Riga's Aurora, a versification of the Bible. Includes his prose prologue, corresponding to Beichner's edition, v. 1, p. 7-8. Text proper begins with verses on Genesis, corresponding to Beichner, v. 1, p. 21, and concludes with the Acts of the Apostles, the end of which corresponds to Beichner, v. 2, p. 668. Followed by 4 lines of verse of unknown authorship, written in the same hand as the Aurora, then followed by the first line repeated in a different hand (14th-century), and finally by "Explicit Aurora" in yet another 14th-century hand.
Contents
  • 3. fol. 136v: Verses of unknown authorship. "Dives, mendicus, Deus, infern[us], paradisus...deliciis, p[re]cibus, mercede, labore, quiete."
  • 2. fol. 1r-136v: Text proper of the Aurora. "[rubr.] De operib[us] septem dierum. [text] Primo f[a]ct[a] die duo, celu[m], t[er]ra, legunt[ur]...Ense sac[ra]t Paulu[m] par lux, urbs, dux c[ru]ce Petru[m] [rubr.] Expliciunt Actus Apostolor[um]".
  • 1. fol. 1r: Preface of Peter Riga. "[text] Frequens sodalium meor[um] peticio cum q[ui]b[us]...explicui et v[er]itatis fulgor patenter illuxit?"
Description
136 leaves : parchment, ill. ; 255 x 150 (250 x 65) mm. bound to 265 x 155 mm.
Mode of access: Internet.
Notes
  • Former shelf-mark: Ms. 7 (Merton)
  • Former shelf-mark: Ms. 4 (Cockerell?)
  • Shelf-mark: Urbana, IL, University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Pre-1650 MS 0125.
  • Provenance: 1. W. J. Leighton, as per his sale, 1912 -- 2. Purchased from Puttick and Simpson by Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, 24 June, 1915 -- 3. Wilfred Merton as per bookplate on inside front cover ("From the library of Wilfred Merton") and handwritten note on third front fly-leaf recto: "Wilfred Merton, Richmond, Surrey, MS. 7" -- 4. Offered for sale by Breslauer, 1958 -- 5. Purchased from Kraus, 29 May 1959.
  • Origin: Script suggests 13th-century origin in France, possibly in the Midi.
  • Binding: Bound in brown pigskin with gilt-lettered back by Katharine Adams.
  • Decoration: 10 illuminated initials, with three on f. 1r, others at 4r, 8v, 51v, 54v, 55v, 70r, and 75r. First initial is 40-line; others are substantially smaller, ranging from 3- to 17-line; appear to be rubbed at f. 1r, 4r, and 8v. Small diagram at 121r. Red and blue initials, many elaborately floriated, with rubrics throughout.
  • Script: Written in Gothic miniscule of the 13th century, with 14th- and 15th-century marginalia throughout.
  • Layout: Written in single column, 52 lines; ruled in lead; prick-marks in margins; trimmed edges obscure this feature and some marginalia throughout.
  • Title supplied by cataloger; variant title from spine.
  • Ms. codex.
Cited in
Stegmüller, 6823-6825
Schoenberg, 10100, 10430, 140689
Puttick and Simpson, Catalogue of Books and Mss. Including the Rhydd Court Library of Sir Edmund Lechmere (23 June, 1915), no. 516
Leighton, Catalogue of Manuscripts, Mostly Illuminated, Many in Fine Bindings (1912), no. 324
Kraus, No. 88: Fifty Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, no. 20
Breslauer, No. 90: Manuscripts and Printed Books from the Eighth to the Present Century (1958), no. 15
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