BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Beinecke MS 288 Italy, s. XVI^^2
Origen, De Engastrimytho, etc. (in Greek)
1. ff. 1r-16r
Origen, De Engastrimytho; PG 12.1012-28.
2. ff. 16r-79r
Eustathius, De Engastrimytho contra Origenem; PG 18.613-73.
3. ff. 79v-87r
Gregory of Nyssa, Epistola de Pythonissa ad Theodosium episcopum; PG
4. ff. 87r-91v
Zeno, Admonitio de unione; PG 86, pars II. 2620-26.
5. f. 92r Table of contents for arts. 1-4, in both Latin and Greek
(hand of the original scribe). ff. 92v-94v blank, except for notes on
Paper (watermarks: Harlfinger Lettre 18 and similar to Briquet Lettre M
and Monts 11932), ff. 94, 229 x 170 (150 x 111) mm. Written in 19 long lines,
ruled in hard point on verso; double vertical bounding lines, full length.
I-X^^8, XI^^10, XII^^4. Catchwords for gatherings, perpendicular to text,
are located between inner bounding lines in lower margin, on verso; catchword
(or part of a word) for following leaf is located immediately below the written
space, to the right. Quire signatures consist of Arabic numbers in upper right
corner of recto.
Written by a single scribe in calligraphic minuscule.
Binding: Date? The binding has been removed along with all flyleaves.
Sewn with long stitches over two pieces of tawed skin to a narrow piece of
vellum which is wrapped around the spine.
Written in Italy in the second half of the 16th century. Graux and Martin
(p. 218, no. 1732) comment upon two notices that were present in the manuscript
when it consisted of 102 leaves:
"Est D. B. Laurentii, canonici ecclesiae S. Mariae de
Pilari, Romae, Kalend. Julii, an 1586"; and "Omnia ex Bibliotheca Vaticana
descripta expensis Bartholomaei Laurentii, canonici ecclesiae S. Mariae de
Pilari Caesaraugustanae, Romae, an. 1586." Library of the Santa Iglesia del
Pilar, Saragossa, Spain (Olivier, pp. 52-57). Purchased in 1960 from L. C.
Witten; gift of the Yale Library Associates.
Bibliography: Faye and Bond, p. 50, no. 288.
Karpozilos, p. 69, no. 9.
Barbara A. Shailor