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Vitae sanctorum patrum [shorter version].


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Hieronymus [pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum, ‘Liber primus.’ [Latin version by Tyrannius Rufinus.] Rufinus, Historia Monachorum, ed. Eva Schulz-Flügel, Patristische Texte und Studien, 34 (Berlin and New York, 1990), 243-387, with the saints' lives in the following order: Prol., i, xv–xvi, xii–xiii, xiv, vii–viii (with slightly different incipit, ‘Igitur digressi a beato Appolonio cum progrederemur . . .'), ix, xi, vi, xx, ii, v, xviii (with slightly different incipit, ‘Vidimus et alium quemdam presbiterum in regione . . .'), xix, xxii–xxvii, xxx, iv, xvii, x, iii, xxxi–xxxiii, Epil. For the identity of the author and translator see ed. Schulz-Flügel 37-48.

[d1r] [Rufinus, Tyrannius]: ‘Prologus in librum secundum.’ PL LXXIII 739-40.

[d1r] [Hieronymus pseudo-: Verba seniorum. Latin version by Tyrannius Rufinus.] PL LXXIII 739-810.

[f5r] Palladius: ‘Prologus . . . in librum tertium.’ PL LXXIV 343-4.

[f5r] [Hieronymus pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum: Historia Lausiaca. PL LXXIV 343-82.

[h7r] ‘Narratio quedam de sancto Machario.’ Incipit: ‘[C]onfirmatum est nobis de eo ab hiis qui . . .’ On this and the following items see PL LXXIII 65.

[i1r] ‘Argumentum in librum quartum.’ Translated by Pelagius. Incipit: ‘[C]um omnis prefatio textum oportune preueniens aut . . .’

[i1r] [Table of contents.]

[i1v] [Hieronymus pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum. Translated by Pelagius (note on [o3v]). Incipit: ‘[A]d profectum conuersationis quidam frater venire cupiens . . .’

[o3v] [Hieronymus pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum. Translated by Johannes Subdiaconus. PL LXXIII 993-1022. Book four ends after this work.

[p3v] Abbas Moyses [pseudo-]: ‘Hec sunt verba vii que misit abbas Moyses abbati Pastori in quibus continetur consummata virtus et perfectio monachi.’ Incipit: ‘[D]ixit abbas Moyses primo . . .’

[p5r] ‘Prologus in quintum librum vitas patrum.’ PL LXXIII 74.

[p5r] [Hieronymus pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum. Incipit: ‘[E]xplicans senex quidam benificia per humanitatem Christi . . .’


Imprint: [Brussels: Fratres Vitae Communis, 1476-7]. Folio.

Remarks: As dated by Sheppard.


Collation: [a–c10 d–f10 g h8 i–l10 m12 n o10 p q8].


ISTC: ih00197000

Hain: HC 8590;

Goff: Goff H‑197;

BMC: BMC IX 173;

Proctor: Pr 9339;

Others: Campbell 936; HPT II 397; ILC 1193; Oates 3861; Sheppard 7175.

LCN: 14767630


Copy number: H-106(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [q8].

Leaves [k1] and [q1] damaged and repaired. Burn damage to text of [i5-8], with some words from the lost text restored, apparently in the same hand and in the same ink as that of the foliation numbers.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf; marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß, with remains of parchment index tabs.

Size: 297 × 225 × 36 mm.

Size of leaf: 288 × 211 mm.

Occasional early corrections to the text in black ink. Catchwords are supplied in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand in black ink.

On [a1r] a six-line initial ‘B' is supplied in red with black pen-work extensions into the inner margin. Other one- to six-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes, underlining, and line-fillers in red. Early manuscript foliation is supplied in black ink in upper margin: i–cl.

Provenance: Johannes Huyckel (fifteenth century); inscription in red, apparently in the same colouring as the rubrication, on [q7r]: ‘Johannes Huyckel est preses [i.e. praeses] huius libri'. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2014. Purchased for £1. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 14.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 3.26.

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