Ambrose, Saint Bishop of Milan; Caesarius, of Arles Saint; Peter, the Venerable; Quodvultdeus, Bishop of Carthage; Thomas Phillipps, Sir; Thomas Rodd; Jacques Rosenthal (Firm),; Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge,; Stewart, Wheatley & Adlard,; Pre-1650 Manuscript Collection (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
Title from rubric at fol. 1r.
Layout: Written above top line in 22-32 long lines (varies by scribe); frame-ruled in dry-point with pricking marks. Running titles, in contemporary hand, on recto and verso to 37r. Trimmed edges.
Script: Written in various proto-Gothic hands, copied simultaneously by multiple scribes in the latter 12th century.
Decoration: 1. Decorated initials (2- and 3-line) at 1r, 22r, 37r, 38r, and 43v -- 2. Intermittent rubricated text.
Binding: Bound in 18th-century mottled sheepskin, gilt-stamped on spine.
Origin: Possibly of French origin. Codex had certainly been in the Gascony region before arriving in Britain. Script and writing above the top line all indicate a dating to the late 12th century.
Provenance: 1. Belonged to the Jesuit College of Agen -- 2. According to Constable (v. 2, p. 67, n. 268), the end papers in the 18th-century binding are watermarked with a serpent and the name Marot, a name shared by several paper-makers in Périgord in Aquitaine -- 3. Offered for sale by Stewart, Wheatley & Adlard, London auctioneers, in June 1831 -- 4. Purchased by Thomas Philipps from Thomas Rodd the Younger -- 5. Offered for sale from the Phillipps estate by Sotheby's, June 1908 -- 6. Purchased by the University of Illinois in 1926 from Jacques Rosenthal of Munich for the Museum of Classical Archaeology (forerunner of the Classical Museum) -- 7. Transferred to the jurisdiction of the World Heritage Museum (later called the Spurlock Museum) in 1971 -- 8. Transferred from the Spurlock Museum to the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 1 March 2004.
Shelf-mark: Urbana, IL, University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Pre-1650 MS 0006.
Former shelf-mark: x 871 A195b 1200 (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library).
Former shelf-mark: 26.14.1 (World Heritage Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).
Former shelf-mark: CM 865 (Classical Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).
Former shelf-mark: MCA 1 (Museum of Classical Archaeology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).
Former-shelf-mark: Ms. 10234 (Phillipps).
|描述：||66 leaves : parchment ; 165 x 110 (133 x 87) mm. bound to 171 x 116 mm.|
|内容：||1. fol. 1r-22r: [De bono mortis / Ambrose of Milan]: "[rubr.] Ambrosius de bono mort[is]. [text] Quoniam de anima sup[er]iore libro sermonem ... dec[us], gl[ori]a, p[er]petuitas a s[e]c[u]lis et n[un]c et se[m]p[er] et in s[e]c[u]la s[e]c[u]loru[m]. Amen." --
2. fol. 22r-37r: [De fuga saeculi / Ambrose of Milan]: "[rubr.] Ambrosi[us] de fuga seculi. [text] Frequens nob[is] de fugiendo s[e]c[u]lo isto sermo ... auseri[n]t p[er] D[omi]n[u]m n[ost]r[u]m Ih[esu]m [Christu]m cui regnu[m] e[st] a s[e]c[u]lis et n[un]c [et] semper et in s[e]c[u]la s[e]c[u]loru[m]. Am[en]." --
3. fol. 37r-38r: [Sermo 63 / Caesarius of Arles]: "[text] Admoneo, fr[atre]s, in co[n]spectu D[e]i timori v[est]ro timore[m] meu[m] ... in iudiciu[m] D[omi]ni n[on] ab eo c[on]fundari[s] s[ed] in regno c[a]eleste conducari[s]." --
4. fol. 38r-43r: [De quattuor virtutibus caritatis / Quodvultdeus of Carthage]: "[text] Desideriu[m] caritati[s] v[est]r[a]e a nob[is] exig[it] debiti sermonis off[iciu]m ... in nos inveniat op[er]is n[on] folia laudis. [rubr.] Finit libellus Ambrosii ep[iscop]i." --
5. fol. 43r-66v: [Epistola 28: Ad dominum Bernardum / Peter the Venerable]: "[rubr.] Comentum domini Petri Cluniacensis abb[atis] contra obiectiones alborum monachorum adversus nos querelas excitantium. [text] Pro meritis venerabili, p[ro] affectu erga nos dilectissimo ... nichil i[m]portabile i[m]ponu[n]t, si eos egere viderit etia[m] de p[ro]p[r]iis [...]"
Contains the following works: 1. De Bono Mortis by St. Ambrose of Milan, missing some text and corresponding to CSEL, 32:1, p. 703-753 (PL, 14, cols. 539A-568A) -- 2. De Fuga Saeculi by Ambrose, corresponding to CSEL, 32:2, p. 163-207 (PL, 14, cols. 569A-596B) -- 3. Sermon 63 of St. Caesarius of Arles, corresponding to CCSL, 103 (PL, 67, cols. 1082B-1083B). Note that the explicit in this manuscript differs from the editions -- 4. De Quattuor Virtutibus Caritatis by Quodvultdeus of Carthage (though the colophon in this manuscript falsely attributes it to Ambrose), corresponding to CCSL, 60, p. 367-378 (in PL, 39, cols. 1952-1957, but under uncertain authorship) -- 5. Letter 28, addressed to Bernard of Clairvaux by Peter the Venerable, abbot of Cluny, corresponding to Constable's edition, v. 1, p. 52-86, though ending imperfectly (the letter in Constable's edition continues to p. 101). Note that despite a seeming break or lacuna at 56v-57r, the text is actually continuous, indicating scribes working on different quires.