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Source 2012 - Ruskin, John, 1819-1900 - The Library of John Ruskin [Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Society, 2012 (James S. Dearden)] (Collection Catalog)
Cat./Lot # 1048
Manuscript Details
Titles Gospel Lectionary
Manuscript Dates CCENT 1050 (1000 to 1101)
CCENT 1150 (1100 to 1201)
Languages Greek
Materials Parchment
Folios 157 Lines 21 Columns
Height 315 Width 260 Alt Size
Unspec. Size Miniatures 3
Binding Red morocco gilt (bound for Ruskin)
Other Info

Notes from original catalogue: 13 fols. are modern blank vellum leaves inserted when the MS was bound for Ruskin. Written in handsome, flowing, easy but calligraphic script. Numerous finely designed initials in gold and colours. No headpieces but parts of some leaves are missing. Copious annotation by Ruskin in margins and on some of blank leaves. Roll of St. George's Guild written on one leaf, dated Mar. 1876; note by Ruskin on last page to the effect that he finished reading it on 11 May 1875. | Additional provenance notes: Arthur Severn (sold Sotheby's 24 July 1930, no. 23, £80). | Exhibited: Arts Council - "Ruskin and his Circle," 1964, no. 177. | Literature: see Ruskin, Fors Clavigera, letter 67, July 1876 (Works xxviii, 657); British Museum Quarterly (1930), 87-80; Scrivener, A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, Evst. 254; Gregory, Die griechischen Handscriften des Neuen Testaments, i, p. 238; Collingwood, Ruskin's Relics, p. 201 (there described as 10th-c. Greek Gospels or Book of Lessons); J.S. Dearden, "John Ruskin the Collector," in The Library, 5th ser., 21 (1966), no. 4.

Provenance Information
(No Date) Ruskin, John, 1819-1900
(No Date) Severn, Arthur
(No Date) Bernard Quaritch (Firm)
(No Date) British Library
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