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LUL MS.F.3.3: St Ambrose, De officiis ministrorum. In Latin. Italy, Mid 15th century.

Detail of MS.F.3.3: St Ambrose, De officiis ministPhysical description: On parchment. iii + 116 + ii leaves. Ruled with double vertical lines at margin of written text, containing first letter of sentences which begin a line. 198 x 128 mm.

Contents: Written in humanistic script.

Decoration: Initials: f.1 5-line gold N on blue, red and green, with white vine decoration. Shield in margin; f.56, f.88 4-line gold on coloured grounds.

Binding: 19th century binding by Ramage, London.

Provenance 1800-1900: entry from English bookseller's catalogue, price £1.8s.

Provenance 1900-1900: Thomas Glazebrook Rylands bequest (1900): Rylands catalogue, page 8.

Published citations and unpublished notes:

1978: former MSS handlist records May 1978 note by Dr A.C. de la Mare "Florentine MS of c.1450-60".

Published descriptions

  • 1900: John Sampson, A catalogue of the books ... bequeathed by the late Thomas Glazebrook Rylands ... to the Library of University College Liverpool (Liverpool: University Press, 1900).
  • 1983: N. R. Ker, Medieval manuscripts in British libraries (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983).


Microfilm copy available for consultation.

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