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Eusebius Caesariensis

Historia ecclesiastica.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Rufinus, Tyrannius]: ‘Prologus'. Eusebius, Werke, ed. Eduard Schwartz and Theodor Mommsen, Die griechischen christlichen Schriftsteller der ersten drei Jahrhunderte, 2/I–III (Leipzig, 1903-9), here II 951-2. See CPG 3495, CPL 198k.

[a2v] Hieronymus: ‘De duodecim preclaris scriptoribus et doctoribus', [addressed to] Desiderius. Incipit: ‘[E]usebius Cesariensis clauis scripurarum(!) custosque . . .’ Explicit: numquam repperimus

[a3r] Gennadius Massiliensis: De viris illustribus [ch. 17]. Hieronymus, De viris illustribus. Gennadius, De viris illustribus, ed. Ernest Cushing Richardson, Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur, 14/1 (Leipzig, 1896), 67-8.

[a3r] [Note about the author and translator.] Incipit: ‘Quod ecclesiasticam hystoriam Eusebius Cesariensis scripserit . . .’ Explicit: incitatum ad obloquium stilum vertisse

[a3v] [Table of contents.]

[b1r] Eusebius Caesariensis: Historia ecclesiastica (books 1-9). Translated by Tyrannius Rufinus. ed. Schwartz and Mommsen, I 7-507, II 519-903.

[t1v] [Rufinus, Tyrannius]: [Prologue.] ed. Schwartz and Mommsen, II 957.

[t1v] Eusebius Caesariensis [pseudo-; Rufinus, Tyrannius]: Historia ecclesiastica (books 10-11). ed. Schwartz and Mommsen, II 960-1040.


Imprint: [Utrecht: Nicolaus Ketelaer and Gerardus de Leempt], 1474. Folio.


Collation: [a–g10 h–k8 l–o10 p q8 r–v10 x y8].


ISTC: ie00124000

GW: GW 9434;

Hain: HC 6709;

Goff: Goff E‑124;


Proctor: Pr 8841;

Others: Campbell 711; HPT II 446; ILC 968; Oates 3302; Rhodes 747; Sheppard 6854.

LCN: 14386690


Copy number: E-041(1)

Wanting the blank leaves [a1] and [y8].

Leaf [y7] mounted. Two canon leaves from a missal inserted, one before [a2], the other between [c7] and [c8]; the leaves are Parisian, date from c.1370-80, and are the work of the ‘Master of the Breviary of Charles V': see Pächt and Alexander I, 47 no. 608, and pl. XLVI.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century half red morocco with paper boards, the spine decorated with two gilt ornamental tools, endpapers watermarked ‘P. R.’

Size: 287 × 212 × 48 mm.

Size of leaf: 280 × 199 mm.

Principal initials are supplied in interlocked red and blue, with red pen-work infill and foliate decoration, and extensions into the margins in red and blue, touched with green and yellow wash; other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Underlining in red. Capitals touched with yellow wash.

Provenance: Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 2 (1834), lot 2248. Purchased in 1834 for £5. 0. 0: see Books Purchased (1834), 9.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 2.13.

Copy number: E-041(2)


Bound in a nineteenth-century(?) guard-book of fragments.

Half of [x7] only, containing bk 11, ch. 15, and beginning of ch. 16 (`[E]t Valentinianus in Ytalia degens . . . pacem a maximo').

Binding: Nineteenth-century tan morocco; marbled endleaves.

Size of fragment: 143 × 184 mm.

Three early annotations.

Provenance: Thomas Hearne (1678-1735); a modern pencil note on front endleaf of guard-book suggests that all the fragments in this volume belonged to Hearne. Thomas Rawlinson (1681-1725); inscription on the recto of S‑183(2) (which is bound with this item) in Hearne's hand: ‘Given me by Tho. Rawlinson Esq.' Richard Rawlinson (1690-1755); assumed from shelfmark. Presumably bequeathed in 1755.

SHELFMARK: 4° Rawl. 598a.

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