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Testamentum Novum, Cum Glossis Bedae, Hieronymi, et Gregorii

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The chief interest of this text is the interlinear glosses and commentaries from the writings of Bede, Jerome, Gregory, and other Church Fathers. These were inserted at various times during the following century around a central panel of the original text. All the hands are based on the revival of early Carolingian miniscule. The beginning of the trend to compactness and angularity is seen in many of these later additions. This manuscript shows through marks of ownership that it was in Geneva for centuries. It is therefore probable that it was written in Switzerland. The color and texture of vellum is frequently an aid in allocating a manuscript to a certain district and time. The XIIth century skins are often yellower than those of later dates as the result of the fact that a weaker lime-water solution had been used in the bleaching process.Latin text in revived Carolingian script.
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Otto F. Ege, "Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts", 12th-15th century

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