BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
Beinecke MS 518
Northern Italy, s. XII/XIII
Pseudo-Bede, Commentarius in Psalmos (fragment)
f. 1r-v [Poss]//umus tamen historialiter etiam dicere, quia ele[git montem Sy]on, id est
Iherusalem, in qua erat monticulus Syon ... et tandem vere et eternaliter annunciabimus laudem
[tuam in generationem] et generationem, id est in futura generatio[ne, que erit genera]tio, id est
indeficiens generatio. //
Pseudo-Bede, Commentarius in Psalmos, about which see MS 517, Part I. The fragment contains
Ps. 77:68-78:13, PL 93.909-914. The upper corners and the lower part of the leaf have been
trimmed with loss of text. The lemmata are announced by means of paragraph marks in the shape
of gallows. There are many corrections; additions are written in the upper margins or vertically in
the intercolumnar space, in the same way as in MS 517.
Parchment, 1 folio, 180 x 170 mm.
Pricking in the outer margin. Ruled with hard point for two columns of an estimated 75 lines, of
which only the 46 to 51 upper lines are preserved. Width 141 mm., intercol. space 4 mm.
Written in a careful small late Carolingian script.
The fragment was used as cover for a binding of a sixteenth-century book, f. 1v being the outer
side. On what was the spine a handwritten title is vaguely legible "SCHOLIA SAL*** TAN*";
on the front cover the letters "M C E //" and the date "15//" are stamped. Purchased from S.
Harrison Thomson in 1972 together with MS 517.