Liber dialogorvm.

Author
Gregory I, Pope, approximately 540-604 [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
Manuscript, Book
Language
Latin
Published/​Created
[Regensburg, Germany], [1081 or 1082]
Description
86 leaves : parchment ; 250 x 182 (200 x 140) mm bound to 253 x 190 mm.

Details

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Scribe
Former owner
Bookseller
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Rare books genre
Summary note
A collection focusing on miracles, signs, wonders, and healings done by the holy men of sixth-century Italy in the form of a conversation between Pope Gregory and a deacon named Peter.
Notes
  • Incipit: “Incipit liber dialogorvm. Qvadam die dum nimis [q]uorundam secularium tumultibus depressus essem quibus in suis negotiis plerumque…”
  • Explicit: “…et fidenter dico, quia salutari hostia post mortem non indigemus, si ante mortem hostia ipsi fuerimus. Finit deo gratias ago."
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title from incipit (fol. 1r).
  • List of chapters (fol. 84v-86r). The anonymous text Visio Karoli III, also called Visio Karoli Grossi, on folio 86v. Included in the Chronicon Centulense, this text begins :“Visio quam uidit Karolus de suo nomine tertius imperato".
  • Collation: Parchment ; quiremarks for quires 5, 7, and 8 (written as “iix”) ; modern foliation in pencil.
  • Layout: 35 long lines per page.
  • Description: Rubricated ; stress marks ; chapter divisions in orange-red roman numerals in the margins; caps filled in with red; occasionally some lines re-inked in the 12th century.
  • Decoration: Plain red initials of 6 to 9 lines for the beginnings of the four books: fols. 1r, 16v, 33v, and 58r. Several 2-line litterae notabiliores, and many capitals within the text stroked with red.
  • Origin: Written in 1081-1082 by the Irish scribe Johannes [Eoin], working in the Irish Benedictine foundation in Regensburg, Germany.
Binding note
Germany, 13th century. Alum-tawed pigskin over beech boards (6 mm thick). The textblock was trimmed flush with the boards (253 x 190 mm). Strap-and-pin fastening from bottom to top, but previously strapped from top to bottom. Pastedowns are from a 13th-century table of running titles from an unidentified theological manuscript.
Language note
Latin;
Script
Late Carolingian minuscule.
Provenance
The MS belonged to the Cistercians of Hohenfurth until at least 1910. The Munich antiquarian bookseller Emil Hirsch (1851-1923) listed it for sale in a catalog. Robert Garrett (1875-1961) purchased the manuscript through the bookseller Wilfrid M. Voynich (1865-1930). Garrett's gift to the Princeton University Library, 1942.$5NjP
Source acquisition
Gift Robert Garrett, Princeton Class of 1897 1942.
References
Medieval & Renaissance manuscripts in the Princeton University Library, volume 1, pages 137-139.
Other format(s)
Also available in an electronic version.
Place name(s)
Germany Regensburg.
Other title(s)
  • Dialog
  • Visio Karoli III.
OCLC
1097220104
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