Archive/Manuscript — 1 leaf, 237 x 152 mm (170 x 90 mm)
This leaf is from the ‘Principles of Grammar’ of the early sixth-century Roman grammarian Priscian of Caesarea. Book 3, from which the present fragment comes, deals with comparatives, superlatives and diminutives. (Institutiones grammaticae, in Latin, book 3, ch. 36–43, vol. 2 pp. 110–114; ed. M. Hertz in H. Keil, Grammatici Latini, Leipzig, 1859).
Archive/Manuscript — 1 complete leaf, 237 x 116 mm (196 x approximately 65 mm)
From an early manuscript of the verse Bible traditionally known as the Aurora for the light it shed on obscure passages of scripture. The present text appears to be the second of the three original versions (see the note to Sotheby’s, 26 November, 1985, lot 48), and the parent manuscript is among the earliest known (see Stegmüller, Repertorium, IV, 1954, pp. 380 – 82, and P. E. Beichner, Aurora Petri Rigae Biblia Versificata, University of Notre Dame, 1965). [dealer description]
Archive/Manuscript — 1 volume, 42 leaves, 220 x 145 mm.
The text comprises a long alphabetical list of Latinized Hebrew words, followed by their meanings, translations or explanations. Mostly they are names of characters in the Old Testament such as David ("manu fortis"), Jethro ("honorabilis"), Ruth, Obadiah, Naomi, etc. as well as places like Hebron and Jericho ("luna... ut odor eius") but also frequently used words, e.g. omen ("sum fiat"). The text exists in both long and short versions -- this is the long, much fuller, and much to be preferred. [Notes from dealer description]
Archive/Manuscript — 1 volume: ii (paper) + 21 leaves (parchment) + ii (paper), 180 x 127 mm.
The text includes Biblical readings for Mass on Holy Saturday (ff. 1-21), ending on f. 12 with the readings for the Vigil of Pentecost, and concluding with a note that the readings are followed by a collect and the Litanies..
Book — 82 leaves : parchment ; 126-170 x 120 mm. bound to 175 x 127 mm.
Sammelband containing florilegia from the Church Fathers as well as medieval theological writings, particularly on the theology of love, the soul, and confession. From the 13th Century to the late 14th Century. Includes a table of contents indicating seven separate titles. And with two additional sections added at an early date. Among these titles are selections from the works of St. Augustine, St. Bernard, Hugh of St. Victor, and Honorius of Autun.