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Location: Engelberg
Library / Collection: Stiftsbibliothek
Shelfmark: Cod. 87
Manuscript title: Aurelii Augustini de doctrina christiana libri quatuor
Caption: Parchment · 95 ff. · 22.6 x 15.4 cm · Engelberg · 1143-1178
Language: Latin
Manuscript summary: The manuscript contains the four books of Augustine's On Christian Doctrine. An artistically decorated initial in red, black and green ink, followed by a line in decorative capitals, appears at the beginning of the proemium (2r), as well as of the first (5r) and fourth books (64v). The second and third book are divided by a simpler red decorative initial and a first line that has been accentuated in red ink. The appearance of the script, in a black-brown ink, is clean and balanced; the first change in hand appears in a collection of opinions of the Church fathers that has been added (probably later) on 94r-95r. On 1r a two-line dedicatory verse names Abbot Frowin of Engelberg (1143-1178) as having commissioned the work. (grd)
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.5076/e-codices-bke-0087
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