AUGUSTINE, St. Tractatus in Iohannem, Homilies. 14 complete folio leaves of which 2 leaves are finely decorated with a painted initial. Mid-twelfth century, Italy (probably Tuscany). Each leaf 435mm x 307mm, double column, 44 lines in an elegant and very neat Romanesque bookhand in brown ink. 2 leaves with large 6-line painted drop capitals, D and Q in red, orange, blue and green with inter-twined white vines. Red running heads indicating the number of the homily. Some later notes, titles and rubrics in red ornamental capitals, original prickings in the margin preserved, vellum slightly cockled, minor spots else in excellent condition. Presented in a specially handmade clamshell box. Italy, first half of 12the century.