2 conjugate leaves (a total of 8 columns of 56-60 lines each): vellum; 24 cm.
Highly abbreviated early Gothic minuscule.
Open for research; material must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.
Reported to: Bibliothèque Nationale pre-1600 manuscript census.
These two leaves form part of the New Testament portion of the HISTORIA.
Petrus Comestor (known as "Peter the eater" because of his large appetite for knowledge) was a native of Troyes, born circa 1100-1110. A synthesizer, his work diffused rapidly throughout Europe and remained a dominant standard text in the curricula of the rapidly growing universities of Europe.