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PETER THE CHANTER, VERBUM ABBREVIATUM
England (?), s. XIIIin
1. ff. 1-11v: //Item Gregorius. Sicut viciosi lectoris est manifeste dicta exponere…scilicet opus superbie, que est fons et origo//; [4 leaves missing; ff. 12-27v:] //Quid ergo. Eadem faciemus que ceteri…Prima unicitas est fidei sacra [catchword:] mentorum//; [6 leaves missing; ff. 28-37v:] //sibi invicem subministrantium…Que ad litteram in hiis observanda sunt et que non, auctoritate scripturarum proferemus. Scriptum [catchword:] est enim lex domini //
Peter the Chanter, Verbum abbreviatum, PL 205:26-59, 72-118, 136-163. See J. W. Baldwin, Masters, Princes and Merchants: The Social Views of Peter the Chanter and His Circle (Princeton 1970) 2:246-65, who does not mention this manuscript; this is the short version without marginalia.
2. f. i r-v [back flyleaf]: //dabitur ei statim vel postea, nisi aliud iterim faciat unde mereatur id amittere…et elemosina pro quibus tecum vivimus et regnamus qui cum patre et spiritu sancto. In die ascensionis, Elevatus est sol in celum et luna stetit inter ordine suo. Hodie fratres karissimi est ascensionis domini iocunda festivitas, hodie destructa est humani generis captivitas…similes et pares fieri volebant//
A leaf from a homilary.
Parchment, ff. 37 + i (contemporary parchment); 263 × 175 (174 × 103) mm. 18(-1) 28(-5 through 8) 3-48 58(-1 through 6) 68. Quires signed in roman numerals on the last leaf verso; catchwords in the script of the text in the corner of the inner margin. 39 long lines. Ruled in brown crayon, with double vertical bounding lines, and the first, middle and last 3 horizontal lines full across; pricking visible in the inner and outer margins. Written above the top line in an upright littera textualis. Initials, usually 2-line, alternating in red and blue with plain tendrils and filigree, except on ff. 8-19 (what remains of quires 2 and 3), which are in plain red only, with no tendrils. Rubrics in a rather orange-tinged red. In the margins: notes to the rubricator, contemporary corrections to the text, and “exemplum” or “nota” marks in red, in black ink, or in crayon; 3 unidentified proverbs in the lower margin of f. 8: Cum bene pugnabis cum cuncta subacta putabis [Walther, Initia 57?]; Que primo infestat vincenda superbia restat; Hec nisi vincatur promissa corona negatur. Folio i (back flyleaf): 249 × 178 (209 × 142) mm. 2 columns of 33 lines, ruled with a fine brown lead point. Written in a spiky minuscule bookhand above the top line. One initial, 2-line, in green. Bound, s. XIX2, in brown leather with an embossed overall pattern of oriental figures; remains of fore edge ties. Written in England (?) in the first third of the thirteenth century. Acquired from H. W. Edwards, Newbury, Berks. in 1965.
Secundo folio: [now f. 1] Item Gregorius. Sicut
Bibliography: Chronica, 6.
Abbreviations
Chronica
J. Preston, “Medieval Manuscripts at the Huntington: Supplement to De Ricci’s Census,” Chronica: a Newsletter Published by the Medieval Association of the Pacific 21 (1977) 2-9
PL
J. P. Migne, ed., Patrologia latina
Walther, Initia
H. Walther, Initia carminum ac versuum medii aevi posterioris latinorum. Carmina medii aevi posterioris latina 1 (Göttingen 1959)

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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