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HUGH OF ST. VICTOR, HOMILIES ON ECCLESIASTES
Netherlands, 1443
ff. 1-119: [ff. 1-14:] Incipit prologus in omelias Magistri hugonis super ecclesiasten, Que de libro salomonis qui eccelesiastes dicitur nuper vobis coram disserui…sed a vobis intellectu gaudeatis. Explicit prologus. Incipit omelia prima. Verba eccelesiastes filii david regis iherusalem, Titulus est libri iste in quo breviter et qualitas exprimitur…in rebus volubilibus et tempore transeuntibus [PL 175:113-130]; [ff. 14-16v:] Omelia secunda, Generatio preterit et generatio advenit…minus fortassis proficit ad edificationem [PL 175:130-133]; [ff. 16v-22:] Omelia tertia, Verba ecclesiastes que cuncta sub sole vana esse testantur…in universitate subsequenter ostendit [PL 175:133-139]; [ff. 22-30v:] Sequitur. Cuncte res difficiles…, Cum res quelibet in superstite sua cernitur…vanitas vanitatum et omnia vanitas [PL 175:139-149]; [ff. 30v-33v:] Omelia quinta, Ego ecclesiastes fui rex israel in iherusalem…, Sermones sapientum etiam et enigmata eorum…verba narrationis eius revertamur [PL 175:149-153]; [ff. 33v-49v:] Omelia sexta. Ego ecclesiastes…, Primum michi hoc nequaquam pretereundum videtur…sed faciem videas veritatis [PL 175:153-172]; [ff. 49v-64:] Omelia septima, Cumque me convertissem…, Audivimus supra…et disponit omnia suaviter [PL 175:172-190]; [ff. 64-76:] Omelia octava, Diutius fortassis quam tractatus brevitas postularet…quod nostram veraciter vanitatem agnoscimus [PL 175:190-204]; [ff. 76-84v:] Omelia nona, Multi sunt sermones hominis…et animos habeamus alacriores [PL 175:204-215]; [ff. 84v-102v:] Omelia decima, Omnia tempus habent…, Quesierat supra ecclesiastes…ad non esse pocius moveatur [PL 175:215-236]; [ff. 102v-119:] Omelia undecima, Modo de temporibus exivimus…et utrum hec ipsam aliis post se profutura sint ignorant [PL 175:236-256]. Expliciunt omelie Magistri hugonis super ecclesiasten fideles utique et omni acceptione dignissime. In profesto beati Andree apostoli anno domini Mo cccco xliiio. [ff. 119v-120v, ruled, but blank]
Hugh of St. Victor, Homilies on Ecclesiastes, PL 175:113-256; the division of the manuscript into 11 homilies does not correspond to the 19 part division of the printed text. See Goy 2.2.4.9 (pp. 329-40); this manuscript not recorded.
Parchment, ff. ii (contemporary parchment) + 120; 225 × 159 (149 × 110) mm. 1-158. Catchwords in inner corner in a noting hand; quires and leaves signed with letters and roman numerals. 2 columns of 29 lines, ruled in lead; prickings visible in outer margins. Written in a well-formed hybrida. Opening initial, 7-line, in blue with void design and red flourishing. 3- or 2-line initials in red or blue; initials within the text slashed in red; red paragraph marks and running headlines across the opening. Bound, s. XV2, in brown calf over wooden boards with diagonal rules in diamond patterns; marks of 4 corner bosses on front and back; evidence of 2 fore edge clasps and of a label on the upper front cover; 2 nail holes on the lower edge of each cover; rebacked. Pastedowns removed in 1975 and catalogued separately as HM 41785 from a late ninth century sacramentary from St. Amand. Written in the Netherlands in 1443. Belonged to the Augustinian house of Bethlehem near Louvain: f. ii verso, erased, “Hoc volumen pertinet Bethle[hem] <?> regularium prope lovenium.” Notes in French in pencil on f. i, including “vente Vergauwen <?> n. 425.” On f. i verso, “Purchased of George Perkins Humphrey about 1890, Rochester, New York”; in a different hand on f. ii, “Craig Carlton Miller 1933.” Given to the Huntington Library in 1971 by Mrs. Creighton Sibley Miller in memory of her husband.
Secundo folio: dicitur et
Bibliography: Chronica, 8.
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
Goy
R. Goy, Die Überlieferung der Werke Hugos von St. Viktor. Monographien zur Geschichte des Mittelalters 14 (Stuttgart 1976)
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.
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