Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 522: Peter Lombard, Sententiarum libri IV
281 Height (mm) and 201 Width (mm)
[ca. 1400 - 1499]
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Sententiarum libri IV
The binding of CCCC MS 522, although contemporary, is in a very damaged state with little remaining of the boards. The book was made in Germany in the mid-fifteenth century, and contains one work, the Sententiae by Peter Lombard (c. 1095-1160). The text is decorated with many fine penflourish initials. This volume is part of the Elbing collection, a group of manuscripts associated with the Brigittine convent at Elbing (Elblag), near Gdansk which was founded in 1458 and deserted in 1521. Almost all the Elbing manuscripts contain the ownership inscription of Mary Pernham, wife of Richard Pernham (1583?-1628), Fellow of the college and pastor Anglicus of St Marien church in Elbing from 1618-24. They were evidently given to the college either by Richard or by Mary.