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Bod-Inc: J-130

Johannes Chrysostomus

Homiliae super Matthaeum.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Johannes Chrysostomus: Homiliae super Matthaeum [nos 27-89.] Translated by Georgius Trapezuntius. Incipit: ‘  “Intrante autem Jhesu in Capharnaum aduenit ei centurio . . .” [Mt 8,5.] [L]eprosus quidem ut audistis cum a monte Ihesus descendisset . . .’ Explicit: diligenter pascit atque curas.’ ed. Gelenius, II (1547), 249-706; see Stegmüller, Repertorium biblicum, 4348.3; CPG 4424.

[x14r] Georgius Trapezuntius: [Letter addressed to] Franciscus Barbarus. Incipit: ‘Reddite michi sunt tue littere quibus scribis vt Crisostimi(!) opus . . .’ Dated Rome, 27 April. See Collectanea Trapezuntiana, 730.

[x14r] ‘Rubrica pertinens ad principium libri.’ Incipit: ‘Traductio librorum . . . e greco in latinum edita a Georio(!) Trapezoncio directaque Sanctissimo presuli Nicholao pape v.’


Imprint: [Strasbourg: Johann Mentelin, not after 1466]. Folio.


Collation: [a–k12 l10 m–u12 x14].


ISTC: ij00288000

Hain: HC *5034;

Goff: Goff J‑288;

BMC: BMC I 51;

Proctor: Pr 197;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑349; CIBN J‑184; Oates 70-2; Sack, Freiburg, 2051; Schorbach, Mentelin, 8; Sheppard 128-9.

LCN: 14488079, 14488104


Copy number: J-130(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [l10], cut away.

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf.

Size: 295 × 213 × 57 mm.

Size of leaf: 286 × 206 mm.

On the front endleaf, inscription in a German humanist hand: ‘fac aliis fieri quod cupis ipse tibi'. A few marginal notes, correcting the text and extracting key words, in an early hand. Manuscript gathering numbers in arabic numerals and catchwords partly visible.

On [a1r] the title is supplied in manuscript (red) and a seven-line initial ‘L' is supplied in red with brown and red pen-work decoration. Other initials are supplied in red, capital marks in red.

Provenance: Fürstenfeld, Bavaria, Cistercians, BVM and S. Bernardus; inscriptions on the front endleaf: ‘Imperfectum opus Joannis Chrisostomi super Matheum'; ‘liber sancte marie in furstenfeld comperatus in sel[u?]iualle', ‘liber sancte marie in furstenueld', and on [a1r]: ‘Monasterij Fürstenueld'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' on the verso of front endleaf. Purchased from Munich via Thomas Rodd for Fl. 22, i.e. £2. 4. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 9.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 3.24.

Copy number: J-130(2)

Wanting the blank leaf [l10], cut away.

Leaf [r8v]: ‘ɂſenſiſſem[us] effuſiōi ſanguīs ph'a. verbis ſolūmō philozophātes.’

Binding: Contemporary blind-tooled leather over wooden boards, with yellow-edged leaves. Clasps, catches, and centre-pieces lost; one red leather index tab; rebacked. Double fillets form an intersecting double frame. Within the outer frame, small floral stamps of two kinds. Diagonal double fillets divide the inner rectangle into square compartments, each with a square deer stamp; small floral stamps at the intersection of the fillets. This volume formerly contained a copy of Augustinus, De arte predicandi. Manuscript title and partial shelfmark on a rectangular label at the head of upper cover: ‘Ioannes Chrisostomus super Matheum. Augustinus de doctrina christiana. F.' ‘Augustinus Crisostomus' across the lower edge adjacent to the spine.

Size: 296 × 213 × 85 mm.

Size of leaf: 286 × 203 mm.

A gathering of 10 leaves has been inserted before gathering [a], containing a manuscript list of contents and a copy of the preface of Trapezuntius, with dedication to Nicolaus V, in a contemporary German hand. Gathering numbering and occasional folio numbering, in arabic numerals, in the lower right-hand corner of the rectos, partly visible.

On [a1r] the title is supplied in manuscript (red) and a seven-line initial ‘L' is supplied in blue with red pen-work decoration extending into the margin. Other initials are supplied in red or blue, paragraph marks, underlining of chapter headings, and capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Salzburg, Benedictines, S. Petrus; inscription on [a1r]: ‘Conuentus S. Petri Salisburgi'; also book-plate, with inscription: ‘Ex bibliotheca antiquo-nova monasterii ad sanctum Petrum Salisburgi O. S. Benedicti ab anno 1767 in alium ordinem redacta'. J. T. Hand (fl. 1834-1837); signature on the front pastedown, front endleaf, and on [x14v]; sale (1837), lot 184*; purchased in 1837 for £0. 8. 0. according to Library Bills (1837), no. 30, and the annotated sale catalogue; this copy seems not to have been included in Books Purchased (1837), 9.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q inf. 2.21.

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