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Beinecke MS 378 Germany, s. XIV^^2
Jacobus de Voragine, Sermones de tempore
ff. 1r-36v [In upper margin:] Jacobus de Voragine. [text:] In die
sancto pasche lectio primus. Maria Magdalene et maria iacobi...[Mark 16.1].
Pauci sunt qui amicum diligant in vita quia fere omnes amicum diligunt...Et
benedixit subdito peccatis aliud enim esse subditum peccatis//
Schneyer, v. 3, pp. 225-27; the sermons appear in the following order: nos.
59-74 (one leaf missing between ff. 6-7, with loss of text in sermon 62), 76,
75, 77-78 (text ends abruptly).
Parchment, ff. i (paper) + 36 + i (paper), 224 x 146 (140 x 102) mm. 2
columns, 32 lines. Ruled in ink (ff. 1-9); ruled in pen for vertical rulings
and lead for horizontal (ff. 10-36). Single vertical and widely spaced (skips
one line of text) double
horizontal bounding lines, full length and full across; prickings in upper,
lower, and outer margins.
I^^8 (-7), II-IV^^8, V^^8 (-6 through 8). Quires signed with Arabic numerals in
center of lower margin, verso; catchwords to right of quire signatures.
Written in uneven gothic bookhand that does not sit on ruling.
Crudely executed initials, 4- to 2-line, in red, at beginning of each sermon.
Rubrics, initial strokes, underlining of Biblical passages, paragraph marks in
First leaf badly stained and rubbed, with some loss of text.
Binding: s. xx. Vellum spine with rigid, gold-tooled vellum sides. Small
strip of liturgical manuscript (s. xii/xiii) with neumes bound between ff. 7-8.
Written in Germany in the second half of the 14th century; the text was
set up for indexing by original scribe (a, b, c, etc., in margins). Belonged
in the 15th century to the Benedictine monastery of St. Peter's, Erfurt;
inscription and press-mark in upper margin of f. 1r: "Liber sancti petri in
erfordia. C. 46." Not located in J. Theele, ed., Die Handschriften des
Benediktinerklosters S. Petri zu Erfurt, Zentralblatt fuer
Beiheft 48 (1920). Unidentified notation on f. 1r: "N^^ro 10." Acquired from
S. Harrison Thomson in 1968 with the Edwin J. and Frederick W. Beinecke Rare
Book Endowment Fund.
secundo folio: matrem de sua
Barbara A. Shailor