Writings of St. Jerome (Sanctus Hieronymus, Contra Jovinianum)

Item

Title

Writings of St. Jerome (Sanctus Hieronymus, Contra Jovinianum)

Contributor

Ege, Otto F.

Description

Leaf 35. "Jerome, the father of the Latin Church and translator of the Bible, shows in his writings his active participation in the controversies of his day (c. 332 to 420 A.D.)" (Ege). "This fine book hand, lettre de somme, obtained its name from the fact that Fust and Schoeffer used a type based on it for the printing of their Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas in 1467." "Simplicity and dignity are maintained by omitting all enrichment around the burnished gold letters.The first printed books followed the practice seen here of marking off by hand and with a stroke of red the capitals at the beginning of each sentence. Fifteenth century ink frequently had a tendency to fade to a gray tone as in this example."
Verso notes: Number 49 written bottom left in pencil.

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Language

Spatial Coverage

Date

Date Created

1400/1499

Provenance

Ege, Otto F.

Source

Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts, Western Europe, XII-XVI century.

Is Format Of

Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries; Z109 .E4 YSMS Spec 31794000831238

Rights

No Known Copyright
This is a rights statement for the compound object consisting of the medieval manuscript leaf and the information card provided by Otto Ege. The leaf has No Copyright in the United States. The card has No Known Copyright. Determination was attempted and based on Ege's death date and possible publication date. It was concluded that the card is probably not in copyright.

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Identifier

spc_ege_000104080_35

start date

1400

end date

1499