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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.

[i4r] [Hieronymus pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum. ‘Argumentum in librum quartum.’ Translated by Pelagius. Incipit: ‘[C]um omnis prefacio textum oportune preueniens aut . . .’

[i4r] [Table of contents.]

[i4v] ‘Capitula prime partis.’

[i5r] [Hieronymus pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum. Translated by Pelagius (note on [r2r]). Incipit: ‘[A]d profectum conuersationis quidam venire cupiens frater . . .’

[r2r] [Hieronymus pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum. Translated by Johannes Subdiaconus. PL LXXIII 993-1022. Book 4 ends after this work.

[s4r] 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 . . .’

[s4v] ‘Incipit prologus in liber quintus.’ Incipit: ‘[L]icet ab exordio conscriptionis nostre voluntas . . .’

[s4v] ‘Capitula eiusdem libri.’

[s4v] [Hieronymus pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum. Incipit: ‘[R]eplicans senex quidam beneficia . . .’


Imprint: [Cologne: Conrad Winters, de Homborch, c.1481-2]. Folio.

Remarks: As dated by CIBN. Sheppard dates [c.1481].


Collation: [a–d10 e f8 g–k8 l m6 n–s8 t10].


ISTC: ih00203000

Hain: HC 8589 bis, misprinted 8586; not C 2959, as in Goff;

Goff: Goff H‑203;

BMC: BMC I 251;

Proctor: Pr 1198;

Others: CIBN H‑125; Oates 678; Sheppard 907-8; Voulliéme, Köln, 1254.

LCN: 14764898, 14764961


Copy number: H-108(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf; marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß.

Size: 294 × 222 × 34 mm.

Size of leaf: 281 × 207 mm.

Early manuscript title on [a1r].

On [a2r] a five-line initial ‘B' is supplied in blue within a red pen-work ground; the body of the letter in red pen-work, with extensions into the inner margin. On [a4r] a five-line initial ‘D' is supplied in blue within a red pen-work ground; the body of the letter in red pen-work and in green, with extensions into the margins in red and green. Other one- to five-line initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2015. Purchased for £0. 14. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 14.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 3.25.

Copy number: H-108(2)

Wanting leaves [d10], [e1], [h7], and [l3], also the blank leaves [a1] and [t10].

Sheets [d5.6] and [g1.8] are of a different setting, with type 200 G used in the headings instead of 168.

Binding: Nineteenth-century English blind-tooled calf (c.1825); bound for the Bodleian Library; gold-tooled spine; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers.

Size: 302 × 211 × 29 mm.

Size of leaf: 290 × 191 mm.

Occasional early marginal annotations, including biblical references. Signatures are supplied in black ink in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand.

Some one- and two-line initials are supplied in black ink, also guide-letters.

Provenance: ‘Purchased at Hamburgh 1825' on [a2r]; not found in Books Purchased (1825).

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q sup. 2.14.

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