Two fragments of S.Augustine Sermones suppositii de Sanctis CLXXXIX and CXC, in Cathedra S. Petri, decorated manuscript on parchment, in Latin, 2 strips cut vertically from a single leaf. France (possibly England) mid-12th century.
317mm x 240mm, 32 lines in Romanesque bookhand. On recto three 1-2 line initials in red, on verso two 1-2 line initials in same style, lower margin of one strip slightly cockled. Two strips from a parchment manuscript originally written in two columns, and containing a substantial portion from the Sermon on the Chair of St. Peter, attributed to Augustine and included in the series De Sanctis (Sermo no. 190) The sermon is an important piece of evidence for the Petrine office, the authority of the Pope and primacy of the Roman Church