BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
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Beinecke MS 274 Madrid, 1587
Procopius, Catena in Canticum Canticorum (in Greek)
PG 87 (pars II).1545-1754.
Paper (watermarks similar to Harlfinger Croix 42; a similar watermark
occurs in Beinecke MSS 272 and 273), ff. ii (paper) + 185 (157
bis) + ii (paper), 298 x 194 (211 x 112) mm. Written in 20 long
lines; single vertical bounding lines ruled in hard point.
I-XV^^12, XVI^^5 (structure uncertain). Signatures are letters of the
alphabet in the center of lower edge, on recto; catchwords appear along
lower edge near gutter, on verso.
Completed by Andreas Darmarius in Madrid and dated 9 February 1587 (for
colophon, see above).
Rubricated copiously throughout; one 3-line initial on f. 1r with foliage
above and below. Simple headpiece at beginning in black.
Binding: s. xx. Tan, spattered calf spine, marbled paper sides.
Gold-tooled lettering and edges spattered lavender. Bound in the same
manner and probably by the same binder as that of MS 273.
Written in Madrid in 1587 by Andreas Darmarius (see Vogel and Gardthausen,
pp. 16-27, with Beinecke MS 274 listed on p. 22; Canart, pp. 60-61; Karpozilos,
pp. 67-71 and
no. 8; de Meyier, p. 264, no. 6). "M.S. n^^o 1...di Procopio" in pencil on
f. 1r. Belonged to the Library of the Santa Iglesia del Pilar, Saragossa, Spain
Martin, p. 216, no. 1230; Olivier, pp. 52-57). Purchased from C. A. Stonehill
with funds from the Jacob Ziskind Charitable Trust in 1957
Bibliography: Faye and Bond, p. 48, no. 274.
Ziskind Catalogue, p. 53.
Barbara A. Shailor