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Vitae sanctorum patrum [shorter version].


Analysis of Content

[a2r] [Hieronymus [pseudo-]: ‘Prologus.’ ed. Schulz-Flügel, 243-7, Prol.

[a3r] [Table of contents.]

[a4r] Hieronymus [pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum. ‘Liber primus de institucione monachorum.’ [Latin version by Tyrannius Rufinus.] ed. Schulz-Flügel, 247-387, with the saints' lives in the following order: i, xv–xvi, xii–xiv, vii–viii (with slightly different incipit, ‘Igitur digressi a beato Appollonio cum progrederemur . . .'), ix, xi, vi, xx, ii, v, xviii (with slightly different incipit, ‘Vidimus et alium quemdam presbiterum in regione . . .'), xix, xxi–xxvii, xxx, iv, xvii, x, iii, xxxi–xxxiii, Epil. For a discussion of the identity of the author and translator see ed. Schulz-Flügel 37-48.

[c9v] [Rufinus, Tyrannius]: ‘Prologus in secundum librum.’ PL LXXIII 739-40.

[c10r] [Table of contents.]

[d3r] [Hieronymus pseudo-: Verba seniorum. Latin version by Tyrannius Rufinus.] PL LXXIII 739-810.

[g1r] Palladius: ‘Prologus in librum tertium de vitis patrum.’ PL LXXIV 343-4.

[g1r] ‘Capitula.’

[g1v] [Hieronymus pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum: Historia Lausiaca. PL LXXIV 343-82.

[h10r] [Hieronymus pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum. ‘Argumentum in librum quartum.’ Translated by Pelagius. Incipit: ‘[C]um omnis prefatio textum oportune preueniens aut . . .’

[h10r] [Table of contents.]

[h10v] ‘Capitula prime partis.’

[i1r] [Hieronymus pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum. Translated by Pelagius (note on [p7v]). Incipit: ‘[A]d profectum conuersationis quidam venire cupiens frater . . .’

[p7v] [Hieronymus pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum. Translated by Johannes Subdiaconus. PL LXXIII 993-1022. Book 4 ends after this work.

[q7v] Abbas Moyses [pseudo-]: ‘Verba vii que misit abbas Moyses abbati Pastori in quibus continetur consummata virtus et perfectio monachi.’ Incipit: ‘[D]ixit abbas Moyses primo . . .’

[q8r] ‘Incipit prologus in liber quintus.’ Incipit: ‘[L]icet ab exordio conscriptionis nostre voluntas . . .’

[q8r] ‘Capitula eiusdem libri.’

[q10r] [Hieronymus pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum. Incipit: ‘[R]eplicans senex quidam beneficia . . .’


Imprint: [Cologne: Bartholomaeus de Unkel, c.1480]. Folio.


Collation: [a–d10 e f8 g–l10 m n6 o–q10 r8 s6].


ISTC: ih00202000

Hain: C 2958;

Goff: Goff H‑202;

BMC: BMC I 241;

Proctor: Pr 1139;

Others: Sheppard 864; Voulliéme, Köln, 1251 = 1253.

LCN: 14764941


Copy number: H-107(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf; marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß, with leather index tabs dyed red.

Size: 297 × 222 × 37 mm.

Size of leaf: 290 × 212 mm.

On [f6v] and [f7v] text not clearly printed has been supplied in red, on [q8r] in both red and black.

The five front endleaves contain a table of contents in manuscript in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand in black ink, with initials and paragraph marks supplied in red, and capital strokes and underlining in red. Some early corrections to the text in black ink, or in red, also occasional ‘nota' marks, underlining, and pointing hands. Annotations in pencil on [g3r], including monograms ‘IHS' and ‘MRA'. Contemporary manuscript signatures in black ink.

One- to five-line initials are supplied in red or blue; capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Werden an der Ruhr (now Essen-Werden), North Rhine-Westphalia, Benedictines, S. Ludgerus, S. Salvator et BVM; two inscriptions on the recto of the first front endleaf: ‘Liber S. Ludgeri in Werden'; ‘Liber monasterii sancti Luytgeri episcopi in Werden'. Limburg an der Lahn, Hesse, Observant Franciscans; inscription in two hands on [a2r]: ‘Bibliothecæ Fratrum Minorum Regularium Obseruantium Limpurgi. classis 13 col. 6'. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2017. Purchased for £0. 9. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 14.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 3.24.

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