Bessarion: De ea parte Evangelii

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Shelfmark: Cod. Lat. 438.
Country: Hungary
City: Budapest
Keeper location: National Széchényi Library
Author: Bessarion
Content: 1. De ea parte evangelii …; 2. Epistola ad Graecos; 3. De sacramento eucharistiae
Writing medium: parchment
Number of sheets: 57 fol.
Sheet size: 285 × 200 mm
Place of writing: Rome
Date of writing: after 1464
Scriptor: Signed: Leonhardus Iob (one of Bessarion's scriptors), f. 17r
Place of illumination: Rome
Date of illumination: after 1464
Crest: King Matthias' Hungarian and Bohemian royal coat-of-arms, "first" heraldic painter, Buda, late 1480s
Possessor, provenience: "Bessarion (see the coat-of-arms under King Matthias' coat-of-arms on f. 1r); György Handó (see the crest under the raven crest in the middle of the right border on l. f. 1r); King Matthias Hunyadi; Johannes Fabri, Bishop of Vienna (comp. bookplates); St. Nicolas College of the University of Vienna (1540); University of Vienna; Imperial Court Library, Vienna (1756); Benedictine Monastery in Göttweig (see stamps on f. 1r and f. 55v); NSZL purchased it from a Budapest-based antiquarian in 1936. "
Binding: original gilded leather corvina binding; gauffered, gilded edge (probably in the late 1480s)
Language of corvina: Latin
Condition: Not restored
Hungarian translation(s) of work(s) included in the corvina: None