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Ownership Note And Table Of Contents, In A Volume Of Works By, Or Attributed To, St. Jerome

Ownership Note And Table Of Contents, In A Volume Of Works By, Or Attributed To, St. Jerome

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1225

Shelfmark: Royal MS 6 D.vi

Item number: f.1v

Length: 37.7

Width: 25.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

St. Jerome (c.340-420) is most famous, as a writer, for having made a new translation of the Bible (the Hebrew Old Testament and the Greek New Testament), into Latin, which was used throughout the Middle Ages and beyond, and was the basis for many translations into modern languages. This manuscript was written at the Cistercian Abbey of Coggeshall, in Essex. At the top of this page is 'Liber sancte Marie de Coggeshall' (The book of St. Mary's, Coggeshall), followed by a table of contents. Below this is a note in red, stating that wherever the text of the Gospels of Matthew and Mark is rubricated (in this case this means underlined in red), a commentary by Jerome will be found in the subsequent work in the volume. Other manuscripts from Coggeshall have very similar inscriptions and tables of contents by the same scribe.

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