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MS 106: Alphabetical indices of texts by Gregory I, Augustine, Jerome, Giles of Rome, pseudo-John Chrysostom, Lactantius, and others, 14th-15th century

 Item
Identifier: MS 106

Scope and Contents

This manuscript contains alphabetical indices of the following texts: Moralia by Gregory I, Jerome’s epistles, Golden Legend, Augustine’s epistles, pseudo-John Chrysostom’s Opus imperfectum in Mattheum, Augustine’s 83 Questions, Augustine’s De Sermone Domini, Lactantius’ Institutiones Divinae, the homilies of Gregory I, Giles of Rome’s De Regimine Principum, and Libellum Abbas vel Prior. Each index provides an alphabetical list of concepts. Under each item there is a definition, presumably what the text says about it, and the location or locations of the word in the text by book, chapter, and section of the chapter (beginning, middle, end). The first index is incomplete and only the last folio remains. The last text on f. 148 is a table of contents of Libellum Abbas vel Prior.
Contents
Index of Moralia by Gregory I: the text starts imperfectly on f. 1r and ends on f. 1v with the following words: Explicit Tabula super moralia Gregorii.
Index of Jerome’s epistles: the title on f. 1v reads: Tabula super Epistolas Jeronomi. First and last items: Abstinentia—Xpianus [Christianus]. Ends on f. 41r with the following words: Explicit tabula super Epistolas Jeronomi.
Index of Golden Legend: the title on f. 41r reads: Incipit tabula super Legendam Sanctorum. A prologue starts with the following words: Ad conversionem fidelium multum valent and ends with: manet indivisa. First and last items: Abscondita —Zacharias. Ends on f. 49r with the following words: Explicit tabula super legendam sanctorum.
Index of Augustine’s epistles : the title on f. 49r reads: Incipit tabula super omnes Epistolas Sancti Augustini. First and last items: Absentia—Varii. Ends on f. 56r with the following words: Explicit tabula super omnes epistolas Beati Augustini.
Index of pseudo-John Chrysostom’s Opus imperfectum in Mattheum: the title on f. 56r reads: Incipit tabula Johannis Gresostomi super Matheum operis imperfecti. First and last items: Abscondere—Ymago. Ends on f. 71v with the following words: Explicit tabula Crisostomi super Matheum operis imperfecti.
Index of Augustine’s 83 Questions: the title on f. 71v reads: Incipit tabula super Augustinum de 83 Questionibus. First and last items: Anima—Xpc. [Christus]. Ends on f. 72v with the following words: Explicit tabula 83 Questionum Augustini.
Index of Augustine’s De Sermone Domini: starts on f. 72v. First and last items: Absolutio—Ypocrita. Ends on f. 85r with the following words: Explicit tabula super Augustinum de Sermone Domini.
Index of Lactantius’ Institutiones Divinae: the title on f. 85r reads: Incipit tabula super Libros Lactantii. First and last items: Absolutio—Zacharias. Ends on f. 132v with the following words: Explicit tabula super libros institutionum Lactantii.
Index of the homilies of Gregory I: the title on f. 132v reads: Incipit tabula super Omelias Beati Gregorii. First and last items: Abraham—Xpc. [Christus]. Ends on f. 139v with the following words: Explicit tabula super omelias Gregorii.
Index of Giles of Rome’s De Regimine Principum: the title on f. 139v reads: Incipit tabula Egidii de Regimine Principum. First and last items: Abbominatio—Zelotipia. Ends on f. 146r with the following words: Explicit tabula Egidii de Regimine Principum.
Index of Libellum Abbas vel Prior: the title on f. 146r reads: Tabula super libellum Abbas vel Prior. First and last items: Abbas—Zonas. Ends on f. 148r with the following words: Explicit tabula super libellum dictum Abbas vel Prior compilata.
Table of contents of Libellum Abbas vel Prior: the title on f. 148r reads: Incipiunt [. . .] capitulorum ac divisionum eorundem per litteras alphabeti super tabulam scriptam, etc.. It ends on f. 148r with: Explicit.
Writing Written in a fair hand for the most part, but degenerates. The last section is an addition. There are blue and red filigree initials.

Dates

  • 14th-15th century

Language of Materials

Latin

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.

Extent

1 bound MS volume

Custodial History

This appears from the handwriting to be an English book. It contains no precise marks of ownership. A modern list of contents on a fly-leaf has been erased. The old library shelf-mark dates from the 18th century.

Previous title

Title given to the manuscript in Catherine Borland’s catalogue: Tabulae super Jeronimum, Augustinum, Johannem Gresostomum, Gregorium, Lactantium, Egidium, etc.

Previous reference

D. b. I. II.

Bibliography

This manuscript is probably the one mentioned on p. 83 of Botfield, Beriah, et al. Catalogi Veteres Librorum Ecclesiae Cathedralis Dunelm : Catalogues of the Library of Durham Cathedral, at Various Periods, from the Conquest to the Dissolution, Including Catalogues of the Library of the Abbey of Hulne, and of the Mss. Preserved in the Library of Bishop Cosin, at Durham. J.B. Nichols, 1838.

Physical Facet

Material: Vellum

Binding: Modern. Lettered 'TABULAE SUPRA EPISTOLAS JERONIMI, AUGUSTINI, &C. &C. M. S.'

Collation: a6 (wants 1 to 6), b12-m12, n10=148.

Dimensions

29.86 cm x 19.69 cm

General

Secundo folio: fuisse nexatam
Foliation and number of lines to a page: ff. 148, double columns, 52 lines to a page.

Source

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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