De rerum naturis / Hrabanus Maurus

Title:
De rerum naturis / Hrabanus Maurus
Library:
Archivio dell'Abbazia di Monte Cassino
Language:
Latin
City:
MONTECASSINO, Italy
Shelf Mark:
MS. 132
Alternate Names:
De universo -- On the nature of things -- Cod. Casin. 132 -- Rabano Mauro De rerum naturis --
Origin:
Monte Cassino, Italy
Dimensions:
530 pages -- ca. 480 x 350 mm
Date Description:
Between 1022 and 1035
Author:
Rabanus Maurus (ca. 780-856), abbot of Fulda and Archbishop of Mainz --
Content:
the first three folios are missing -- capitulatio of books 19-22 (pp. 1a-2a) -- De rerum naturis [pp. 2b-530b; in 22 Books, starting with a book on God and the angels, and ending with a book on food, drink and household utensils; for more detail, see p . 54 of vol. [2]] -- Produced at Monte Cassino for Abbot Theobald (1022-35) --
Hand:
Beneventan
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
335 miniatures drawn with a pen before the text was written and cooured later -- decorated initials -- zoomorphic decorated initials -- animals -- plants -- buildings -- weapons -- etc.
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize ND 3399 .H79 B52 1994 v.1-v.3 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Full-size color reproduction of the complete manuscript --
Publication Date:
1994
Place of Publication:
Turin, Italy
Publisher:
Priuli & Verlucca
Printer:
Industrie Grafiche Editoriali Musumeci, Aosta, Italy (facsimile) -- Tipografia Valdostana, Aosta, Italy (Commentary volume)
Notes:
The main commentary volume, [2], edited by Guglielmo Cavallo, is in Italian -- Contributions by G. Cavallo, C. Leonardi, G. Braga, M. Dell’Omo, C. D. Fonseca, M. Palma, G. Orofino, C. Frugoni, F. Avagliano -- Vol. [3] is an abridged English version of Cavallo’s three separate contributions in the primary commentary volume, [2] --
Type of Text:
didactic, encyclopaedia [encyclopedia], liberal arts, religious, scientific, secular