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Vitae sanctorum patrum [longer version; index: ‘Abatissa . . .'].


Analysis of Content

[a1v] ‘Registrum.’ Incipit: ‘In antiquorum patum vitas a beato Hieronimo conscriptas registrum alphabetico ordine diligenter collectum incipit. A. Abatissa prenunciauit mortem suam . . .’

[b1r] Hieronymus [pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum pt I. ‘Vitaspatrum.’ [Latin version by Tyrannius Rufinus.] ed. Schulz-Flügel, 243-387, with the saints' lives in the following order: Prol., i–xxx, xxxii–xxxiii, Epil. 1-4, Epil. 5-16. For a discussion of the identity of the author and translator see ed. Schulz-Flügel 37-48.

[e3r] Hieronymus: Vitae sanctorum patrum: Vita Pauli. ed. Hurter, 36-42; see CPL 617.

[e6v] Evagrius: ‘Prologus.’ PL LXXIII 125-6.

[e6v] Athanasius: ‘Prefatio.’ PL LXXIII 125-8.

[e7r] Athanasius: ‘Vita sancti Antonii.’ Translated by Evagrius. PL LXIII 127-68.

[h2r] Hieronymus: Vitae sanctorum patrum: Vitae Hilarionis et Malchi. ed. Hurter, 42-59 (Hilarion), 60-4 (Malchus); see CPL 618-19.

[i3v] Hieronymus [pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum: Vita Pauli. Compiled by Tyrannius Rufinus. ed. Schulz-Flügel no. xxxi.

[i4v] Hieronymus [pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum. Paula (ed. Hieronymus): PL XXII 878-906; Pelagia: PL LXXIII 663-72, with variations. On the legend of Pelagia see Pélagie la pénitante: Métamorphoses d'une légende, ed. Pierre Petitmengin, 2 vols (Paris, 1984).

[l1v] Paulus Diaconus: Prologue.

[l1v] Hieronymus [pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum. Maria Egyptiaca: PL LXXIII 671-90; Marina: PL LXXIII 691-4; Eufrosina: Eufrosina dicitur quasi effra et syna . . . Paphuncio anachorite; PL LXXIII 643-52; Frontonius: PL LXXIII 437-42; Symeon: PL LXXIII 325-34; Eufraxia: PL LXXIII 623-42; Macharius: PL LXXIII 415-26; Pasthumius: PL LXXIII 429-38; Onuffrius: PL LXXIII 211-20; Abraham: PL LXXIII 281-92; Pachomius: PL LXXIII 227-72; Cristianus: PL LXXIII 76-7.

[v1v] ‘Prefatio.’ Incipit: ‘[C]ogitante me ac diu tacite . . .’

[v1v] Leontius, Bishop of Neapolis, Cyprus: Vita of Johannes, Bishop of Alexandria. PL LXXIII 337-84.

[y9r] Hieronymus [pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum. Eugenia: PL LXXIII 605-24; Basilius: PL LXXIII 293-312, with variations; Effrem: Fratres enarrationem volo facere de Basilio . . . locutus est ad eos.

[B1r] Rufinus, Tyrannius: ‘Prologus in partem secundam de vita sanctorum patrum.’ PL LXXIII 739-40.

[B1r] [Hieronymus pseudo-]: ‘Adhortationes sanctorum patrum.’ [Also known as Verba seniorum. Latin version by Tyrannius Rufinus.] PL LXXIII 739-810.

[F1v] [Hieronymus pseudo-: Libelli.] ‘Libellus de profectu patrum.’ PL LXXIII 855-988. Translated by Pelagius Diaconus (note on [N5r]). On the identities of the translators see Columba M. Batlle, Die ‘Adhortationes sanctorum patrum' (`Verba seniorum') im lateinischen Mittelalter, Beiträge zur Geschichte des alten Mönchtums und des Benediktinerordens, 31 (Münster, 1972), 10-12.

[N5r] [Hieronymus pseudo-: Libelli.] Translated by Johannes Subdiaconus (note on [N5r]). PL LXXIII 993-1022.

[P1v] [Hieronymus pseudo-: Libelli (extracts).] PL LXXIII 754-5, 752, 753.

[P3r] [Hieronymus pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum pt III. ‘De regulari conuersione Egiptorum monachorum.’ PL LXXIII 813-48. Extracts from Cassian and Severus Sulpicius.

[Q10v] [Hieronymus pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum pt IV. ‘Liber exhortationum.’ PL LXXIII 1025-62.

[T1r] [Hieronymus pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum pt V. ‘De laude et effectu virtutum.’ Incipit: ‘[T]ue non immemor petitionis hanc ammonitionem pro anime tue profectu . . .’


Imprint: Ulm: Johann Zainer, [c.1478-80]. Folio.

Remarks: Sack dates [c.1478/9].


Collation: [a10 b–z10.8 A6 B–N10.8 O–Q10 R8 S10 T V8].


ISTC: ih00200000

Hain: H *8594;

Goff: Goff H‑200;

BMC: BMC II 528;

Proctor: Pr 2536;

Others: CIBN H‑123; Oates 1161; Sack, Freiburg, 3687; Sheppard 1826.

LCN: 14767748


Copy number: H-109(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [V8].

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; bound for the Bodleian Library; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers.

Size: 317 × 230 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 300 × 211 mm.

A few words are glossed, usually in a single line in the lower margin of the verso, all in black ink in one fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand. Key words are supplied in red, possibly by the rubricator. The gatherings are signed in black ink.

Two- to seven-line initials, some with extensions into the margins, and paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); pencil inscription on the recto of front endleaf: ‘From Dr. Kloss' library'; sale (1835), lot 2019. Purchased for £0. 19. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 14.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 3.34.

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