Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 204 (U.1.8)
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Evsebii Pamphili, Episcopi Caesariensis, Historia Ecclesiastica. A.S. Hieronymo Translata et Avcta.
Magni Avrelii Cassiodori, Historia Ecclesiastica Tripartita.
On iii, 1 verso, in clerkly XVII. Cent. hand: Ex dono domini Johannis Bonhale. Scolastici et canonici andegauensis et | vtriusque iuris doctoris excellentissimi.
The version of No. 1 in this MS. is entirely different from Migne's reprint of Valesius (1659) in readings and capitulation. Here Bk. X. deals with the rise of the Arian heresy. In Migne, Bk. X., the last, treats of the peace and prosperity of the Christian churches under Constantine.
[Formerly T.1.2; T.1.2].
Mr. A.D.E. Cameron has shown that the translation of item 1 is by Rufinus, not by S. Jerome. (See Scriptorium, XVIII. 2, 1964, pp. 270-271.)
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 13 5/8 x 10, ff. 240, well written in a French hand, in double cols. of 46 lines, each 9½ x 2 7/8, margined and ruled with red ink, no signatures, catchwords, or foliation, gilt illuminated initials beginning each book, small initials red and blue alternately beginning each chapter, other initials touched with gamboge, rubrics, running titles in red and blue, paragraph marks in lists of chapters alternately red and blue, no marginalia, cropped, otherwise well preserved. Cent. XV.
Binding: Millboards, covered grained Russia, gilt-tooled sides and edges, a thistle in each corner, panelled back, title: EVSEBII | HISTORIA | ECCLESIAST. | M.S. 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. 146.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
Archival History: Provenance: Sold as Lot 69 (in 'Manuscrits orientales' section) in the sale of the library of David Mallet in London, 10 March 1766. Purchased by William Hunter for £3.5.0 according to the British Library copy of the Mallet sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 6 (4); provenance confirmed in N. R. Ker 'William Hunter as a collector of medieval manuscripts' ([Glasgow]: University of Glasgow Press, [1983]), p. 14.
Bibliography: Walter Jacob, Die Landschriftliche Überlieferung der sogenannten Historia Tripartita des Epiphanius-Cassiodor (Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur, V. Reihe, Bd. 4, 1954), p. 40; John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 146.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Flavius Magnus Aurelius Senator Cassiodorus 487-ca.580
author: Eusebius Bishop of Caesarea c.260-c.340
provenance: Johannes Bonhale fl.c.1650
provenance: David Mallet c 1701-1765
Poet. Born in Scotland and named David Malloch but anglicised his name after moving to England. Contemporary and friend of Alexander Pope. Under-secretary to the Prince of Wales, 1742-1748. …
translator: Jerome Saint c.342-420
Also known under Latin name: Hieronymus.
translator: Rufinus
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