Skip to content

Volume / Number: 10 / 1582

CLA 1582
  • Leiden Netherlands Universiteitsbibliotheek Vossius Lat. Quarto 9
Script Uncial
Date VI² (551 - 600)
Origin and Provenance

Written presumably in Italy, to judge by the script. Some light on the later history of the volumes would be shed if the person mentioned in the fourteenth-century entry in vol. 2, fol. 97, ‘m(a)g(iste)r gh(er)lacus p(ro)pe cliuis forsan. . .’, could be identified. Belonged to Melchior Goldast (†1635); his ex-libris is seen in vol. 1, fol. 1. Later in the possession of Isaac Vossius.

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 67747
Support Parchment
Contents Antonius Musa, Opus incertum?; Ps- Apuleius, De Herbarum Virtutibus.
Script Commentary

Script is rather large uncial, by more than one hand: the second upright of N is sometimes distinctly comma-shaped; short horizontals, especially the two ends of the cross-stroke of T, have small comma-shaped tags; one hand seen in vol. 2 seems to be somewhat older. Contemporary corrections in small uncial. Notes were entered in various centuries, especially on the pages which contain illustrations: Merovingian probationes pennae, later erased, on foll. 16, 18 of vol. 1 and foll. 1, 4, 50, 81 of vol. 2; notes and receipts from the earlier and later Middle Ages; the Nota monogram (saec. X or XI) seen on fol. 25v is also found in several manuscripts from Chartres, e.g. Paris Lat. 10233 + Bern F 219 (CLA 5.592 and 7.**592) and Chartres MSS 20, 43, 62, and 98; among the names of plants added to the illustrations are 'alba uide' entered saec. IX in. for the 'alba uitis' (vol. 2, fol. 84) and numerous Hebrew entries in cursive Rabbinical characters (ca. saec. XIV or XV); the text was retraced on many pages in the fourteenth or fifteenth century. Rebound to form one volume.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 2 no. 2212a.

Facsimile URL
Last modified 07 September 2022