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CYPRIAN, WORKS
Rome, 1456
1. ff. 1-6: Cecili Cypriani Episcopi Cartaginensis Epistolarum Liber Incipit, Bene ammones Donate karissime Nam et promisisse me memini…sit nobis spiritualis auditio prolectet aures religiosa mulcendo.
M. Simonetti, ed., Sancti Cypriani Episcopi Opera. CC 3A (1976) 3-13.
2. ff. 6-14: Item eiusdem ad demetrianum qui dicebat omnia ista que mundo eveniunt imputanda esse christiana incipit epistola Secunda, Oblatrantem te et adversus dominum…factus est immortalitate securus.
M. Simonetti, ed., CC 3A (1976) 35-51.
3. ff. 14-21: Epistola ad Fortunatum de hortatione martirii, iii, Desiderasti Fortunate karissime ut quoniam persecutionum et pressurarum pondus incumbit…Qui vero ediderunt confessionum preconia quam preclara quam magna documenta fidei prebuerunt.
R. Weber, ed., CC 3 (1972) 183-206.
4. ff. 21-24v: Incipit ad Moysem et Maximum Quarta, iiii, Rex Antiochus infestus immo in antiocho antichristus…In persecutione militia in pace conscientia coronatur.
R. Weber, ed., CC 3 (1972) 206-16. Articles 3 and 4, which appear separately in the manuscript, are one treatise.
5. ff. 24v-28: Letters 37, 38, and 10.
W. Hartel, ed., CSEL 3 (1868) under the numbers cited.
6. ff. 28-36v: Incipit ad Novatianum de ecclesie unitate, viii, Cum moneat dominus…serui vigiles christo donante [sic] regnabimus.
M. Bevenot, ed., CC 3 (1972) 249-68.
7. ff. 36v-46: Incipit de oratione dominica, viiii, Evangelica precepta fratres dilectissimi nihil sunt…gratias agere non desinamus.
C. Moreschini, ed., CC 3A (1976) 90-113.
8. ff. 46-52v: Incipit de mortalitate, x, Etsi apud plurimos vestrum…ampliora premia quorum circa se fuerint desideria maiora.
M. Simonetti, ed., CC 3A (1976) 17-32.
9. ff. 52v-60v: Incipit de opere et elimosinis, xi, Multa et magna sunt fratres carissimi…in persecutione purpuream pro passione geminabit.
M. Simonetti, ed., CC 3A (1976) 55-72.
10. ff. 60-67v: Incipit de pacientia, xii, De bono pacientie locuturus…sed cum iustis et deum timentibus honoremur.
C. Moreschini, ed., CC 3A (1976) 118-33.
11. ff. 67v-72: Incipit de zelo, xiii, Zelare quod bonum videas…si placituri semper in regno in hoc mundo ante placeamus.
M. Simonetti, ed., CC 3A (1976) 75-86.
12. ff. 72-79: Incipit de disciplina et de habitu virginum, xiiii, Disciplina custos spei…cum incipiet in vobis virginitas honorari.
W. Hartel, ed., CSEL 3 (1868) 187-205.
13. ff. 79-88v: Incipit de lapsis, xv, Pax ecce dilectissimi fratres…nec solam iam dei veniam merebitur sed coronam.
M. Bevenot, ed., CC 3 (1972) 221-42.
14. ff. 88v-116v: Letters 30, 60, 57, 59, 63, 55, and 6.
W. Hartel, ed., CSEL 3 (1868) under the numbers cited.
15. ff. 116v-124v: Incipit de laude Martirum, xxiii, Etsi incongruens est fratres Karissimi…sed hoc dominus poterit efficere quod vobis petentibus creditur non negare.
Spurious; W. Hartel, ed., CSEL 3 (1868) Appendix, 26-52.
16. ff. 124v-143v: Letters 28, 11, 39, 58, 76, 73, 71, and 70.
W. Hartel, ed., CSEL 3 (1868) under the numbers cited.
17. ff. 143v-150: Incipiunt sententie Episcoporum Octuaginta Octo, xxxii, Cum in unum Cartagini convenissent…ut possint fieri de adversariis amici et de antichristis christiani.
W. Hartel, ed., CSEL 3 (1868) 435-61.
18. ff. 150-201: Letters 74, 40, 49, 52, 47, 45, 44, 51, 13, 43, 65, 1, 61, 46, 66, 54, 69 (here copied as 2 letters), 67, 64, 2, 32, 20, 12, 78, 79, 77, 31, 70, 7, 5, 14, 4, 56, 3, 72, 12, 16, 15, 17-19, 26, 24, 25, 9, 29, 27, 23, 36, 33, 34, and 80.
W. Hartel, ed., CSEL 3 (1868) under the numbers cited.
19. ff. 201-204v: Incipit adversus Iudeos qui insecuti sunt dominum ihesum christum, lxxxvi, Attendite sensum et intelligentiam vestram spiritu sancto…videtis quemadmodum vos christus dilexit.
Spurious; W. Hartel, ed., CSEL 3 (1868) Appendix, 133-44.
20. ff. 204v-207v: Incipit de Aleatore, lxxxvii, Magna nobis ob universam fraternitatem cura…Aleam noli respicere Amen.
Spurious; W. Hartel, ed., CSEL 3 (1868) Appendix, 92-104.
21. ff. 207v-212: Incipit de duobus montibus, lxxxviii, Probatio capitulorum que inscripturis deificis continentur…et in nomine eius gentes credant.
Spurious; W. Hartel, ed., CSEL 3 (1868) Appendix, 104-19.
22. f. 212r-v: Letter 32.
W. Hartel, ed., CSEL 3 (1868) under number cited.
23. ff. 212v-216v: Incipit Epistola Cipriani ad vigilium Episcopum de Iudaica incredulitate, lxxxx, Etsi plurimos gentilium scio…in domini misericordia in mente habe puerum tuum celsum sanctissime.
Spurious; W. Hartel, ed., CSEL 3 (1868) Appendix, 119-32.
24. ff. 216v-223v: Letter 75.
W. Hartel, ed., CSEL 3 (1868) under number cited.
25. ff. 223v-229: Incipit vita sancti Cipriani, Ciprianus religiosus antistes ac testis dei gloriosus…Currebant undique versum omnes ad spectaculum vobis [sic] pro devotione fidei gloriosum gentibus et dolendum.
Attributed to the deacon Pontius; W. Hartel, ed., CSEL 3 (1868) XC-XCII; ending in this manuscript as in Vatican, Reg. lat. 118.
26. ff. 229-230: Incipit de martirio eiusdem et cetera, Ex die qua Ciprianus martirium tulit ordo martirii eius hac lectione monstratur et declaratur. Cum Cyprianus sanctus martir electus a deo de curtibitana civitate…que sunt in via mappaliensi iuxta piscinas cum voto et triumpho magno regnante domino nostro ihesu christo cui est honor et gloria imperium et potestas in secula seculorum Amen.
From the Acta Proconsularia; W. Hartel, ed., CSEL 3 (1868) CXI-CXIII; beginning in this manuscript as in Vatican, Reg. lat. 118.
27. ff. 230-233: Incipit exhortatio eiusdem de penitentia, Per penitentiam posse omnia peccata dimitti ei…Item in Apocalipsi. Memento unde cecideris et age penitentiam. Sin autem tibi [sic] cito et candelabrum de loco suo movebo.
Spurious; PL 4:863-868.
28. ff. 233-240: Incipiunt duodecim Abusiones Cipriani Episcopi et martiris, Sapiens sine operibus bonis…ne sine nobis christus esse incipiat in futuro. Amen. Explicit opus Sancti Cipriani per me Bartholomeum de Schianchis clericum parmensem in Urbe 24 februarii 1456 [the year traced over in black ink] Anno [followed by an erasure which may read “per O<?>”].
Spurious, CPL 1106; W. Hartel, ed., CSEL 3 (1868) Appendix, 152-73.
29. f. 240: [added in a different hand] Tertulianus crebris [sic] est in sententiis sed difficilis in loquendo. Beatus Ciprianus instar fontis purissimi dulcis incedit…et a lectione sempliciorum fratrum procul est. Hec Ieronimus in epistola LIX scribens ad paulinum presbiterum de institutione clericorum et monacorum que incipit bonus homo et cetera.
Jerome, Ep. 59, PL 22:585.
30. f. 240v: [added in the same hand as art. 29] Lactantius Libro quinto institutionum de iustitia capitulo primo sic inquit in laudem cipriani, Unus igitur precipuus et clarus extitit Ciprianus…ad revincendum habere potuerunt. Et reliqua que sequuntur.
Lactantius, Divinae Institutiones, PL 6:551-552.
Parchment, prepared in the Italian manner, ff. ii (modern paper) + ii (contemporary parchment; i was the pastedown) + 240 + ii (contemporary parchment; ii was the pastedown) + ii (modern paper); 270 × 175 (185 × 90) mm. 1-2410. Catchwords written vertically from top to bottom within the space provided by the bounding lines. Signatures apparently consist of a letter of the alphabet and an arabic numeral. 36 long lines, ruled in dry point until f. 170, thereafter in ink. Double vertical bounding lines to form a space for initials. Pricking for these lines visible in upper and lower margins. Written in a humanistic script by Bartholomeus de Schianchis of Parma. Opening leaf, full white vine-stem border, twining around a support made of 2 parallel gold strips which enlarge to form medallions for vine-stem flowers or putti blowing horns. In the lower margin, within an elaborate gold star pattern is a coat of arms (see below). Opening initial, 7-line, in gold against a rectangular ground, the same as the border; rubric in gold square capitals. Secondary initials, 2-line, gold on square blue ground patterned in white; rubrics in pale red. The works in this manuscript, letters and treatises, are numbered continuously in roman numerals in the rubrics. On ff. 37 and 61-127, arabic numerals, s. XVI, in upper right corner as running headline for the number of the letter. Marginalia, in contemporary and sixteenth century hands, correct the text, act as text-finder, comment, call attention to passages with pattes-de-mouche, manicules or brackets. On f. iv verso, an 8-line erased inscription, s. XVII, apparently giving bibliographic information on printed editions of Cyprian’s works. Bound, s. XVIIex, in Italian parchment; paste paper pastedowns with design of thistles; affixed to the back pastedown, a small strip of typeset paper, “Cajetanus”; free endpapers with evidence of earlier calf binding; gilt edges. Written in Rome in 1456 by Bartholomeus de Schianchis, who also copied Vat. lat. 1774, in 1455. The first owner’s name may have been erased from the colophon, f. 240; coat of arms, f. 1, remains unidentified: erased, an imperial chief: or an eagle displayed sable. On ff. 1, 137 and 240 the stamp “Di Casa Minutoli Tegrimi.” Reproductions of the stamp as it occurs in J.A. 3216 are on pl. XXII and p. 53 of Alexander and de la Mare, Italian Manuscripts…Major J. R. Abbey; a list of other Minutoli-Tegrimi manuscripts in England is on p. 55, n. 2. The collection of the Conte Eugenio Minutoli-Tegrimi of Lucca was sold in 1871; this manuscript in the catalogue p. 30, n. 158. Eugène Piot sale, Paris, 1 June 1891, pt. 1, n. 42 to Champion. Tammaro De Marinis, Catalogue 12 (1913) n. 12, pl. VI (this catalogue not available to us); sold by P. P. to G. D. Smith, Catalogue 13 (1915) n. 338, who placed it in a sale by Anderson, New York, 12 December 1917, n. 128, to G. D. Smith for Henry E. Huntington.
Secundo folio: postquam celitus
Bibliography: De Ricci, 83.
Abbreviations
Alexander and de la Mare, Italian Manuscripts…of Major J. R. Abbey
J. J. G. Alexander and A. C. de la Mare, The Italian Manuscripts in the Library of Major J. R. Abbey (New York and London 1969)
CC
Corpus christianorum
CPL
E. Dekkers and A. Gaar, eds., Clavis patrum latinorum. Sacris erudiri 3 (Steenbrugge, 2nd. ed. 1961)
CSEL
Corpus scriptorum ecclesiasticorum latinorum
De Ricci
S. De Ricci, with the assistance of W. H. Wilson, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New York 1935-37; index 1940)
PL
J. P. Migne, ed., Patrologia latina

C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Copyright 1989.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California.
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