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Bod-Inc: E-014

Ephrem Syrus



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A1r [Title-page.]

A2r Ephrem Syrus: Sermones: De compunctione cordis. Incipit: ‘Capitulum I. Premittens planctum auctoris anime sue . . . [D]olor me compellit dicere et iniquitas mea comminatur mihi . . .’ A different translation of the text which in the preceding entry, at b7r, is called ‘De vita et exercitatione monastica'; on the translation of this sermon see DSAM IV,1 816.

B4v Ephrem Syrus: Sermones: De iudicio dei et resurrectione. Incipit: ‘Exhortans nos vt mentes nostras . . . [G]loria omnipotenti deo . . .’

C2r Ephrem Syrus: Sermones: De beatitudine animae. Incipit: ‘Multos in diuersis virtutibus . . . [B]eatus qui odio habuerit . . .’

C3v Ephrem Syrus: Sermones: De penitentia. Incipit: ‘Ex pietate domini nostri Iesu . . . [D]ominus noster Iesus Christus, qui . . .’ A different translation of the text which in the preceding entry, at e7v, was called ‘de conuersione et poenitentia'.

C4v Ephrem Syrus: Sermones: De luctamine spiritali. Incipit: ‘Ex celestibus et eternis bonis . . . [I]n luctaminibus huius seculi . . .’

C6r Ephrem Syrus: Sermones: De die iudicii. Incipit: ‘Inducens sancti Effrem exhortantem . . . [V]enite dilectissimi fratres exhortationem meam suscipite . . .’ A different translation of the text which in the preceding entry was called ‘De iudicio et resurrectione'.

C8r ‘Tabula'.


Imprint: [Freiburg im Breisgau: Kilianus Piscator (Fischer), not after 1491]. Folio.

Remarks: Possibly issued with GW 11866 (G‑302). Polain dates [before 1493].


Collation: A6 B4 C10.


ISTC: ie00044000

GW: GW 9334;

Hain: HC *6597 = H 6598;

Goff: Goff E‑44;


Proctor: Pr 7711;

Others: BSB‑Ink E‑70; Polain 1400; Sack, Freiburg, 1360-2; Sheppard 2249-50.

LCN: 14865488


Copy number: E-014(1)

Bound with:
1. Guilelmus Alvernus, Episcopus Parisiensis, Rhetorica divina. [Freiburg im Breisgau: Kilianus Piscator (Fischer), not after 1491] (G‑302);
2. Marcus Vigerius, Decachordum Christianum. Hagenau: Thomas Anshelm and Johann Albrecht [for] Johann Koberger, 1517; bound between the preliminary gathering and the text of item 1.
4. Petrus Berchorius, Tropologiarum mysticarumque enarrationum . . . libri trigintaquatuor. Lyons: Johannes Sacconius, [for] Johann Koberger, 1520.

Binding: Sixteenth-century French, c.1520 (Lyons) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards; two clasps lost; rebacked. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at head of the upper cover. Titles along the upper edge; ‘6' on upper part of fore-edge. Within double fillets a roll of Renaissance vases (Gid roll RCg6); within a further set of fillets a roll of interlaced pineapples (Gid AEa7); in the central panel four vertical rolls, two of Gid AEa7, and two of cherubs (Gid CHf9); the two latter occur together on Gid binding no. 365, ascribed to a Lyonnais bindery, on a book from Lyons, 1522 cf. item 2 in this volume.

Size: 310 × 212 × 80 mm.

Size of leaf: 303 × 201 mm.

Provenance: Acquired by 1738: see Fysher, Catalogus (1738), I 535.

SHELFMARK: V 1. 6(3) Th.

Copy number: E-014(2)

Wanting the blank leaf C10.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf with brown cloth over paper boards, for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 297 × 209 × 8 mm.

Size of leaf: 287 × 198 mm.

Five-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dpl' and pencil no. ‘5085' on A1r. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, possibly in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 5Q 5.30.

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