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Inventory / Historia scholastica by Petrus Comestor (Peter the Eater, d. ca. 1178).



Historia scholastica by Petrus Comestor (Peter the Eater, d. ca. 1178).

Single folio on vellum used as a book cover, hence worn and with losses. Southern France, ca. 1210: 283 x 200 mm but with 10 mm turn-ins on all sides (justification 215 x 138 mm). Double column, 44 lines. Text: from the Book of Esther, see J.-P. Migne, Patrologiae Latinae Cursus Completus (Paris, 1844-), 198:1492-98. Peter the Eater, who served as Chancellor of Nôtre Dame de Paris, wrote this sacred history on the literal meaning of Scripture for the students he taught. He completed the work around 1170, so this manuscript dates from a time only a generation or two after Peter's death and shows the astonishing spread of the text from Paris to southern France, possibly Montpellier in this instance. While the text survives in hundreds of manuscripts, it is less common in fragments.

Price: 850