Augustinus: De civitate Dei libri XXII.


Shelfmark: Cod. Lat. 121.
Country: Hungary
City: Budapest
Keeper location: National Széchényi Library
Author: Augustinus
Content: De civitate Dei
Writing medium: parchment
Number of sheets: 432 fol.
Sheet size: 420 × 275 mm
Place of writing: Naples
Date of writing: ca. 1475
Scriptor: Signed: Petrus de Middelbruch (f. 431v)
Illuminator: 2 masters, one of them was Gioacchino de'Gigantibus (Bauer-Eberhardt 2008, 120‒121.)
Place of illumination: Naples
Date of illumination: ca. 1475 (comp. Bauer-Eberhardt 2008, 120‒121.)
Crest: Only on the clasps; the frontispiece is missing
Possessor, provenience: King Matthias Hunyadi; Ottoman sultans; returned to Hungary in 1869 as a present of Abdülaziz, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
Binding: original corvina velvet binding (red); painted-gilded edge made in Buda; gilded silver clasps with enamel inlay (probably in the late 1480s)
Language of corvina: Latin
Condition: Restored; binding is partially completed; the original frontispiece is missing. NSZL: Csilla Farkas, Ildikó Csillag; goldsmith restorer Péter Varga; textile restorer Enikő Sipos 1988-1990
Hungarian translation(s) of work(s) included in the corvina: Isten városáról / Szent Ágoston ; ford. Földváry Antal; Budapest : Kairosz, 2005-2009;