BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Beinecke MS 301 Italy, 1586
Constantine Harmenopoulos, Epitome, etc. (in Greek)
1. ff. 1r-151v
Constantine Harmenopoulos, Epitome; PG 150.45-168.
2. ff. 152r-165v [Greek]:
Constantine Harmenopoulos, excerpts from Manuale legum; G. E. Heimbach,
ed., Manuale legum sive Hexabiblos (Leipzig, 1851) pp. 806-18.
3. ff. 165v-168r [Greek]: -
Anonymous, Constitutio Magni Constantini de Papa Romae ("Donation of
Constantine"); Heimbach, op. cit., pp. 820-22.
4. ff. 168r-169r
Anonymous, Tres tomi synodici; Heimbach, op. cit., p. 822.
5. ff. 169v-174r
Philotheus Coccinus, Epistula ad Harmenopoulum; Heimbach, op. cit.,
6. ff. 174r-192v
without the preface:]
[Greek]: - [Greek]
[Greek] [Greek] [Greek]: [Greek].
Justinian, Leges agrariae; Heimbach, op. cit., pp. 828-50.
Paper (watermarks: unidentified man, closer to Briquet Homme 7578 than
any other, with countermark CB), ff. ii (nearly contemporary bifolium; i =
front pastedown) + 192 + iv (nearly contemporary, last two leaves a bifolium,
with iv = back pastedown), 203 x 147 (132 x 90) mm. Written in 13 long lines,
ruled in hard point, single vertical bounding lines full length.
I-XXIV^^8. Catchwords in lower margin at right, verso; quires signed with
letters of the Greek alphabet, recto.
Written in Greek minuscule by Andreas Darmarius.
Initials (2-line) with stylized floral decoration, simple headpiece and
heading, all in red.
Binding: s. xvi. Original sewing on four tawed, single cords laced
to the inside of paste boards. The edges are lavender and the endbands
sewn on small, tawed skin cores which are glued to the outside of the
boards. The spine is rounded and backed and lined with parchment between
sewing supports. Covered in yellow/brown leather, flesh side out,
blind-tooled. Bound in the same bindery and probably by the same
binder as MS 272.
Written by Andreas Darmarius in Venice in 1586 (see art. 6). Belonged to
the Library of the Santa Iglesia del Pilar, Saragossa (Graux and Martin,
pp. 210-11, no. 22). MS 3 in an unidentified collection (pencil notation
inside front cover). Purchased from C. A. Stonehill with funds from the Jacob
Ziskind Charitable Trust (MS 31) in 1957.
Bibliography: Ziskind Catalogue, p. 49.
Karpozilos, p. 70.
Barbara A. Shailor