Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 1 (S.1.1)
Title: Catholicon
Images: [ MS Hunter 1 fol. 57r ]
Date of Creation: Between 1406 and 1407
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Joannis Balbi de Janva, Catholicon.
On i, 4 recto is the autograph of Peter Burmann, Junr.: Petri Burmanni Secundi | emtum Amstel. 5 Aprilis | CDDCCLVIII.
On i, 4 verso in the same hand: JOANNIS DE JANUA | Catholicon | siue ingens Glossarium Latinum | quando hoc opus scripserit, patet ex iis quĉ ad calcem huius codicis adduntur, | Catholicon ex multis et diversis doctorum texturis elaboratum atque contextum | licet per multa annorum curricula in millesimo ducentesimo octuagesimo sexto | anno Domini, Nonis Martii ad finem usque perduxit. | desunt nonnulla principio huius codicis ex altero meo MS. supplenda. Rarissimi huius operis prima editio eaque pretiosissima, sub typographiĉ infantiam prodiit apud Joh. Fust | eiusque generum Schoefferum Mogunt. 1460. Venet. 1487 auctam ab Ascensio Badio Lugduni per Joh. de Platea, 1514 | vid. Diecmann Specim Glossar. MS. Lat. Theotisc pag. 3 & 4 du Cang. prĉf. ante Glossar. med. Lat. [Section]XLVII.| Menagian Tom. III. pag. 62. Fabric. Bibl. med. Latin. Tom. I. p. 437. | Balbus Januensis male vocatur Weitzio in notis ad Petron. p. 681 ed. pr. Patrui (?) et sic alii erraverunt quod inde venit, quia in voce Janua se ipsum vocat Johannem Januensem de Balbis.
This last note of Burmann refers to the author's name to be found under the word Janua in the Glossary. The edition of Petronius alluded to seems to be that of Johann Peter Lottich, published at Frankfort in 1629, which included notes by Johann Weitz, a Thuringian scholar (1576-1645).
After 28, 8 verso, at the end of O, there is a lacuna which on comparison with S.1.2. extends to about two columns.
Peter (Pieter) Burmann, Junr. (1714-1778), a famous Dutch scholar, owned several MSS. in this collection.
Joannes Balbus de Janua (Giovanni Balbi di Genova), died 1298.
[Formerly R.1.2; R.1.2.]
Lot 1233 in the sale of Burmann's MSS, 1779
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 17 3/4 x 12 3/4, ff. 342, originally ff. 346, written in Brabant, in double cols. of 58 lines, each 12 1/2 x 4, ruled and margined with brown crayon, signatures, catchwords, no foliation, floreated pages (8, I recto; 23, I recto), illuminated, gestured initials, blue and red initials (alternately), similar paragraph marks, rubrics, initials touched with vermilion, few marginalia. Early Cent. XV. (26th Nov. 1407.)
Binding: Millboards covered vellum, vellum backstraps, title (ink), in the hand of P. Burmann, Junr.: JO: DE JANVA | Catholicon | siue Glossarium Latinum. Early Cent. XVIII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 1.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
Notes: This manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasions: 'The Glory of the Page', Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Oct. 1987-Jan. 1988, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb.-Apr. 1988, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Jun.-Aug. 1988, Burrell Collection, Glasgow, Nov. 1988-Jan. 1989.
Bibliography: Nigel Thorp, The glory of the page (London, 1987), no. 113; John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 1-2.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Giovanni Balbi d. 1298
Joannes Balbus de Janua.
exhibition: Glory of the Page 1987-1989
Exhibition of medieval manuscripts from Glasgow University Library: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Oct. 1987-Jan. 1988, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb.-Apr. …
provenance: Pieter Burmann 1714-1778
Dutch classical scholar.
subject: Johann Peter Lottich fl.1629
subject: Petronius
subject: Johann Weitz 1576-1645
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