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


Analysis of Content

[A1r] [A note on the organization of the material.] Incipit: ‘[N]e occasione stili hoc in opere obseruati quisqaum legentium aut audientium . . .’

[A1r] [Table of contents.] Incipit: ‘[A]brahe heremite conuersatio et uita . . .’

[a2r] 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.

[b6v] Hieronymus: Vitae sanctorum patrum: Vita Pauli. ed. Hurter, 36-42; see CPL 617.

[b8r] Evagrius: ‘Prologus.’ PL LXXIII 125-6.

[b8r] Athanasius: ‘Prefatio.’ PL LXXIII 125-8.

[b8r] Athanasius: ‘Vita sancti Antonii.’ Translated by Evagrius. PL LXIII 127-68.

[d1v] Hieronymus: Vitae sanctorum patrum: Vitae Hilarionis et Malchi. ed. Hurter, 42-59 (Hilarion), 60-4 (Malchus); see CPL 618-19.

[d6v] Hieronymus [pseudo-]: Vitae sanctorum patrum: Vita Pauli. [Compiled by Tyrannius Rufinus.] ed. Schulz-Flügel no. xxxi.

[d6v] 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 H‑109.

[f1r] Paulus Diaconus: Prologue.

[f1r] 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.

[k4v] ‘Prefatio.’ Incipit: ‘[C]ogitante me ac diu tacite . . .’

[k4v] Leontius, Bishop of Neapolis, Cyprus: Vita of Johannes, Bishop of Alexandria. PL LXXIII 337-84.

[l5v] 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.

[m4v] [Rufinus, Tyrannius]: ‘Prologus.’ PL LXXIII 739-40.

[m4v] Hieronymus [pseudo-]: ‘Adhortationes sanctorum patrum.’ [Also known as Verba seniorum. Latin version by Tyrannius Rufinus, although in this edition attributed to Hieronymus.] PL LXXIII 739-810.

[p1r] [Hieronymus pseudo-: Libelli.] ‘Libellus de profectu patrum', etc. Translated by Pelagius Diaconus (note on [t3v]). PL LXXIII 855-988. On the identities of the translators see H‑109.

[t3v] [Hieronymus pseudo-: Libelli.] Translated by Johannes Subdiaconus (note on [t3v]). PL LXXIII 993-1022.

[v2r] [Hieronymus pseudo-: Libelli (extracts).] PL LXXIII 754-5, 752, 753.

[v2v] [Hieronymus pseudo-: Vitae sanctorum patrum pt III.] ‘De regulari vel conuersione Egiptorum monachorum.’ PL LXXIII 813-48. Extracts from Cassian and Severus Sulpicius.

[x4r] [Hieronymus pseudo-: Vitae sanctorum patrum pt IV.] ‘Liber exhortationum.’ PL LXXIII 1025-62.

[y5v] ‘Capitula subsequentis opusculi.’

[y6r] [Hieronymus pseudo-: Vitae sanctorum patrum pt V.] ‘De laude et effectu virtutum.’ Incipit: ‘[T]ue non immemor petitionis hanc ammonitionem pro anime tue profectu . . .’ Explicit: prestet nobis itaque dominus vt inueniat in nobis talem mansionem . . .amen


Imprint: Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 5 Apr. 1483. Folio.


Collation: [a–c8 d e6 f8 g h6 i–l8 m n6 o8 p q6 r–v8.6 x–z A6].


ISTC: ih00205000

Hain: HC *8598;

Goff: Goff H‑205;

BMC: BMC II 425;

Proctor: Pr 2032;

Others: CIBN H‑127; Hillard 1014; Oates 1002; Sack, Freiburg, 3689; Sheppard 1487.

LCN: 14764878


Copy number: H-112(1)

Gathering [A] bound at the beginning.

Binding: Contemporary calf over bevelled wooden boards, with remains of metal clasps and catches. On both covers intersecting triple fillets form concentric frames. The inner rectangle is divided by further triple fillets into triangular and lozenge-shaped compartments. Rebacked.

Size: 356 × 244 × 54 mm.

Size of leaf: 352 × 231 mm.

Occasional early marginal notes. In gatherings [a–f] there are copious marginal notes in French and in Latin, and underlining in the text in a seventeenth-century(?) hand. On [n1v] the remains of a squashed spider.

On [a2r] a 19-line initial ‘B' is supplied in green with curling acanthus leaves, defined in red. Two- to six-line initials are supplied in red, green, or blue, some with reserved white decoration; paragraph marks are supplied in red; capital strokes and underlining in red.

Provenance: Emmerich, Brothers of the Common Life; an inscription on [a1r] in a fifteenth/sixteenth-century hand: ‘Pertinet fratribus in Embrica'. Purchased for £0. 15. 0; see Books Purchased (1844), 48.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q inf. 1.15.

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