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Petrus, Comestor, Historia scholastica. Manuscript (Ms 120)



Manuscript Number:

Codex Ms 120


1 volume; 31 x 11 cm


Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


Chronicle of Biblical history. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 120.

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Part of the famous Scholastic History (Historia scholastica) by Petrus Comestor (active in the 12th century), a Biblical scholar. Comestor's Scholastic History was the standard work on Biblical history in the late middle ages, and remained in heavy use throughout the 16th century. This manuscript ends at III Kings, even though the original continues through the Acts of the Apostles. Includes extensive marginal notes.

Bound in stamped pigskin over wooden boards.

Text in Latin.

Foliation: 123 leaves.

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Volume 1

Codex Ms 120

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