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De infantia Salvatoris.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Hieronymus [pseudo-; Paschasius Radbertus(?): De nativitate sanctae Mariae. Part of letter addressed to] Chromatius and Heliodorus. PL XXX 297, ending imperfectly. Attributed to Paschasius Radbertus by C. Lambot in Revue bénédictine, 46 (1934), 265-82; the attribution has been questioned by R. Beyers, ‘De Nativitate Mariae: problèmes d'origine', Revue de Théologie et de Philosophie, 122 (1990), 171-88; see CPL 633.

[a1v] Hieronymus [pseudo-]: De infantia Salvatoris. Liber de infantia Mariae et Christi Salvatoris, ed. Oscar Schade (Halle, 1869), 11-41, with variations, but without the additional section, with incipit, ‘[E]rat autem Iesus annorum duorum quum ingressus est Egyptum. Et cum intrasset Egyptum, hospitati sunt . . . claritas dei resplendebat super eum deo prestante . . . seculorum. Amen'; see Stegmüller, Rep. Bibl., 168,3.1.

[c5r] Versus: ‘Anna solet dici tres genuisse Marias.’ Incipit: ‘Anna solet dici tres genuisse Marias | Quas genuere uiri Ioachim, Cleophas Salomeque'; 8 lines of verse. See Walther (Initia) 1060.

[c5v] Lentulus, [Publius pseudo-]: Epistola de Jesu Christo [addressed to the Roman Senate]. Dobschütz, Christusbilder, 319**.

[c6r] Pontius Pilatus [pseudo-]: Epistola de virtutibus Christi [addressed to] the Emperor Claudius. Incipit: ‘[P]ontius Pillatus Claudio Romanorum imperatori salutem. Nuper accidit in Iherusalem quod perfidi et pertinaces Iudei Christum Iesum crudeli . . .’ Explicit: mandacii suscipiat. Et tu semper bene uale Resembles chapter 29 of Evangelium Nicodemi, chapter 16 of Cura sanitatis Tiberii; cf. Evangelia Apocrypha, 413-16, but with considerable variations; cf. CANT, no. 64; see VL VII 669-82, at 670.

[c7r] [Cura sanitatis Tiberii.] Incipit: ‘Velosianus, uir illustris, mittitur in Ierusalem . . . [T]iberius Romanorum imperator cum graui laboraret egritudine a senatoribus . . .’ Explicit: sicuti et in nostris locum tenet Cf. Dobschütz, Christusbilder, 163**–189**, but with considerable variations; cf. CANT, no. 69. In other editions a variant of this work appears as a letter from Pontius Pilatus to the Emperor Claudius.


Imprint: [Turin: Johannes Fabri Lingonensis, c.1476]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated by IGI; Sheppard dates [c.1477?], CIBN [between 1477 and 1481].


Collation: [a b10 c12].


ISTC: ih00180500

Hain: H 9178;

BMC: BMC VII 1054;

Proctor: Pr 7218;

Others: CIBN I‑33; IGI VI 4276-A; Sheppard 5952.

LCN: 14498039


Copy number: H-096(1)

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century citron morocco; gold-tooled spine, gilt-edged leaves, each cover with triple gold fillets; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 203 × 146 × 16 mm.

Size of leaf: 198 × 140 mm.

Occasional early marginal annotations, including corrections to the text, and a pointing hand.

Occasional two- and three-line initials are supplied in black ink.

Provenance: Inscription on [a1r] partly deleted and covered over: ‘Ex Mar. d. P. C. F. * A[4?]'. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 79.

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