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HM 1068

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EPHRAEM and OTHERS, WORKS
France, s. XVex
1. f. i verso: [added in a different hand] Eusebius in epistulis ad damasum portuensem episcopum Et theodomum [sic] senatorem Romanum capitulo xxiii ubi consolatur et hortatur eusebium ad bonum, Lex dei semper sit in corde tuo. Noli timere opprobrium hominum…odit hanc vitam qui se bene agere cernit.
PL 22:266.
2. f. ii: Innocencius papa In libro de miseria condicionis humane capitulo xxiii de Inopinato [sic] dolore, Semper enim mundane letitie tristicia Repentina succedit…multis est amaritudinibus Respersa. Idem capitulo xxiii de vicinitate mortis, Semper dies ultimus primus et numquam dies primus dies ultimus Reputatur…quia quanto plus vita procedit tanto magis ad finem accedit. [f. ii verso, blank]
M. Maccarrone, ed., Lotharii Cardinalis (Innocentii III) De Miseria Humane Conditionis. Thesaurus Mundi (Lugano 1955) 29-30; see also R. E. Lewis, ed., Lotario dei Segni (Pope Innocent III), De Miseria Condicionis Humane (Athens, Georgia, 1978) with list of manuscripts, including HM 1068.
3. ff. 1-61: Incipit liber primus sancti effrem dyaconi de Compunctione cordis, Dolor me compellit dicere sed iniquitas mea comminatur mihi ut sileam…ut omnis anima que hoc meditatur trahatur ad vitam eternam. Ipsi gloria et Imperium in secula seculorum amen. Explicit sextus et ultimus liber sancti effrem.
Libri Sancti Effrem de Compunctione cordis (Freiburg im Breisgau or Basle, not after 1491); Hain 6598. The 6 chapters of the manuscript generally correspond to the 6 treatises of the printed book, except for the end of the first (f. 22 of the manuscript), where the manuscript presents a shorter version, and ends with a prayer: [f. 27] Oracio devota, Obsecro te salvator mundi Ihesu christe respice et miserere mei et libera me a multitudine iniquitatum mearum…
4. f. 61: Ieronimus autem loquens de sancto effrem in libro Illustrium virorum sic ait, Effrem adossene [sic] ecclesie dyaconus multa syro sermone composuit…decessit autem sub valente principi [sic].
PL 23:746-747.
5. f. 61r-v: Item in libro qui appellatur seronticum [sic] prefatus Ieronimus sic ait, Puer erat adhuc sancte memorie effrem…et quia sancti spiritus operacio est que egrediebatur de labiis effrem.
A condensation of the first and third paragraphs of the Vitae Patrum, PL 73:321.
6. ff. 62-104: //manuum suarum opere sustentantes. Illi vero qui nec hoc sibi securum propter solitudinis libertatem…ut apud remuneratorem meum quem expecto apud iudicem meum quem timeo pro peccatis meis intercedat. Explicit formula vite seu regula sancti anselmi cantuariensis archiepiscopi ad sororem suam reclusam.
C. H. Talbot, ed., “The De Institutis Inclusarum of Ailred of Rievaulx,” Analecta Sacri Ordinis Cisterciensis 7 (1951) 167-217, here beginning defectively.
7. ff. 104v-107: Sequuntur hore concepcionis beate marie virginis a prefato beato anselmo composite, Ad matutinas, Eya mea labia nunc anunciate…
Hours of the Conception, in short form.
8. ff. 107v-163: Incipit liber soliloquiorum sancti augustini episcopi, primum capitulum, Agnoscam te domine cognitor meus…sed Iubilare facis omnia ossa mea et reiuviscere [sic] facis ut aquile canos meos. Explicit liber soliloquiorum beati augustini.
Ps. Augustine. PL 40:863-898.
9. ff. 163-167: Sequuntur aliqua dicta egregia sanctorum et doctorum fidei catholice et primo beati bernardi, Ut igitur ab interiori Incipiens ad exteriorem hominem sermo procedat…Qui habet laudem dei in corde suo in postremo apud deum gaudebit et animam suam in celo mirificabit. Hec augustinus. [ff. 167v-168v, ruled, but blank]
Cited are Jerome, Bernard, Maximus, Augustine and Cyril.
10. f. i: [back flyleaf, in the same hand as the front flyleaves] //demones effugasse, mortuos suscitasse, ventis Imperasse pedibusque siccis super undas maris ambulasse et alia multa miracula fecisse…Et sic satis claret ex predictis iiiior testimoniis tempus adventus messie fuisse ante destructionem secundi templi. Ex fortalicio fidei libro primo testimonio quarto [f. i verso, blank]
Alphonsus de Spina, Fortalitium fidei, Book 1, Consideration 3, Article 6, Point 4, Thesaurus 1, at the end, on signature e5 v of the edition printed by Johann Mentelin in Strasbourg [not after 1471]; GW 1574.
Parchment, ff. ii (modern parchment) + ii (contemporary parchment) + 168 + i (contemporary parchment) + ii (modern parchment); 210 × 138 (137 × 78) mm. 1-78 88(-6, after f. 61) 9-208 2110(-a leaf in the second half). Catchwords written horizontally; quires and leaves signed with letters of the alphabet and roman numerals. 25 long lines, ruled in pale red ink with single bounding lines; pricking visible in the outer margin. Written in a bâtarde script. Three miniatures (and probably one missing before f. 62): f. 1, 13-line, Ephraem addressing a group of monks; f. 104v, 12-line, the meeting of Joachim and Anne at the Golden Gate; f. 107v, 12-line, Augustine praying before an altar, seen through painted gold columns and a low arch. The style of the miniatures derived from the tradition of Fouquet. On these 3 folios, 5- or 4-line faceted gold initials on square blue grounds with infilling of birds or dogs’ heads, delicately shaded in white or yellow; in the lower margins of all 3, a coat of arms (see below). On ff. 27v, 35v, 41v, 48 and 53, the divisions of art. 3, similarly fashioned initials of varying sizes. Secondary initials, 2-line, painted gold on blue or maroon grounds with gold patterning, both abstract and with dogs’ heads. Yellow-washed initials in text; rubrics in red throughout; blue and pale red paragraph marks. Bound earlier in a parchment cover, now in a binding by Riviere and Son for Robert Hoe: light brown morocco, blind stamped and gold ruled frame, with gold stamped leaves and flowers; gilt edges. Written at the end of the fifteenth century, probably for Georges I d’Amboise whose coat of arms, barry of 6 or and gules, surmounted by a bishop’s crozier, appears on ff. 1, 104v, and 107v. D’Amboise held various bishoprics, beginning with that of Narbonne in 1482; he became bishop of Rouen in 1493 and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1498; he died in 1510. This manuscript not identified in his will of 20 September 1508 (P. L. Langlois, “Memoire sur les bibliothèques des archevêques et du chapitre de Rouen,” extrait du Précis de travaux de l’Académie de Rouen, séance du 18 juin 1852, pp. 538-52). Belonged to Howell Wills of Florence; his sale, Sotheby’s, 11 July 1894, lot 751 to Quaritch; Quaritch Catalogue 144 (August 1894) n. 172 and Catalogue 149 (March 1895) n. 8. In the collection of Robert Hoe: Cat. (1909) pp. 15-16; his sale, Anderson, New York, 1912, pt. II, n. 2446 to Sessler. Acquired by Henry E. Huntington.
Secundo folio: [frau-]dator et arrogans
Bibliography: De Ricci, 87.
Abbreviations
Hoe: Cat. (1909)
[C. Shipman], A Catalogue of Manuscripts Forming a Portion of the Library of Robert Hoe (New York 1909)
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)
GW
Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke (1925- )
Hain
L. F. T. Hain, Repertorium bibliographicum (Stuttgart etc. 1826-38)
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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