Lot 8
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JOHN CHRYSOSTOM, HOMILIES ON MATTHEW'S GOSPEL, IN GREEK [CONSTANTINOPLE, LATE 9TH CENTURY]

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c.300x215mm, vellum, ii+274+ii leaves, collation: i-xv8, xvi10, xvii-xxxiv8, lacking quire 21 after f.162 with the end of Homily 22 and the beginning of Homily 23, and quire 29 after f.218 with the end of Homily 32 and the beginning of Homily 33, some medieval alphabetical quire signatures on final versos and in Arabic numerals on first rectos, written in 33-34 long lines above top line, c.240x150mm, the first leaf with decorative headpiece and the last two replaced in the 13th century, original headings by 9th-century scribe in many places cropped, some pages rubbed especially towards end, lower margin of f.271 cut out, f.272 darkened with ink stain, minor defects repaired probably c.1900, when sewn on four bands and bound in oak boards and half morocco with Arts & Crafts blind ornament, woven leather straps at the fore-edge, the spine with title in gilt capitals ‘Chrysostomi Homiliae super Mattheum. Graece / MS. in membranis saec. X-XI’, the lower turn-in signed with the monogram of Douglas Cockerell dated 1900, cardboard box
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