Decorated Initial And Ownership Inscription, In Peter Of Waltham's 'Source Book Of Self-Discipline'
Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum
Peter of Waltham was an archdeacon of London, about whom little is know except that he died around 1196. His one surviving work is a sort of summary of the vastly longer 'Moralia In Job' by St. Gregory the Great. This copy was owned in the Middle Ages by the Benedictine priory of St. Felix, Felixstowe, in Suffolk, which was a cell of Rochester Priory.
In the lower margin of the first page of the text is an added ownership inscription and anathema of the church of St. Felix, Felixstowe: 'Liber ecclesie sancti Felicis Philchestouuye, quem qui alienauerit uel hunc titulum in fraudem deleuerit anathema sit amen'.