Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures | 06 December 2017

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Leaf from Philip the Chancellor, Sermons on the Psalms , in Latin

Sold for £600

Est: £600–800

Leaf from Philip the Chancellor, Sermons on the Psalms , in Latin, manuscript on parchment [France (probably Paris), c. 1200]

Single leaf, with single column of 33 lines in a tiny but legible script (written space: 155 by 92mm.), uppermost text line written above topline, references to subject headings set as single words in margin, original folio no. ‘cxlv’ at head of leaf, prick marks from line-ruling visible at outer edge, darkening to edges of leaves, one small stain at head, else excellent condition, 212 by 150mm. ; in Otto Ege’s card mount with his printed description taped to front and his pencil notes, identifying the text erroneously as a “Chain of Psalms” and of “1190”

The parent manuscript was one of a handful obtained by Otto Ege after 1935 and appearing for sale by 1944. It was no. 4 of his Handlist (see S. Gwara, Otto Ege’s Manuscripts , 2013, pp. 117-18 and 74 for lists of known leaves as well as catalogue references).

Philip the Chancellor (c . 1160-1236) was a French theologian and one of the most prolific Latin lyric poets of the Middle Ages. He was the illegitimate son of Philip, archdeacon of Paris, and studied theology there, becoming chancellor of Notre Dame and the archdeacon of Noyon. The present manuscript most probably dates to within the author’s lifetime.

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