Vatican Manuscripts Added Week 28 of 2019

Vat.lat.5148 is a late manuscript that betrays its youth by emulating a printed book. The phenomenon of early printing emulating manuscripts, in both hand and style, is well known, but once print had become dominant, the hand-written manuscript adapted by emulating the new upstart. The large initial M whose ink has burned through f.1r (see image to the right), starting an unknown text, could almost pass for printing.

Also added this week is a triplet of Terrance, a copy of The Woman of Andros Ross.446, The Eunuch Ross.447, (incomplete at the beginning) and an anonymous Vita Terentii Ross.445

Capp.Sist.149, Palestrina Missa Confitebor tibi Domine a 8 (16th C, Mid)
Incipit: [] Petri Aloysis Prirestini Super Confitebor

Hand of Johannes Parvus Microfilm


Ross.195, Gregory the Great Homilies on Ezekiel
Incipit: Incipit prologus in super Ezechihele, Beati Gregorii papae. Dilectissimo f[rta]ri mariano e[pisci]po

Incipit: Marinus Grimano Dei Gr[at]ia dux venetiar[um] et c. Committimus tibi nobis vito Benedicto Mauro

Ross.434, Ugo Panziera
Incipit: Incominciano diuisi singu[]u tractati de fratri Vgu panciera de lodene de fra-ti minori

Ross.445, Anonymous Vita Terentii
Incipit: In [Christi] No[min]ie Amen. Terentius genere extitit afer ciuis v[er]o Cartaginensis

Ross.446, Terrance The Woman of Andros
Incipit: Terentii afra poete comici clarissimi Andria comedia prima feliciter incipit. Argumentum Sororem falso creditam mereticule

Ross.447, Terrence The Eunuch
Incipit: Do de istac rogis virgine? Pit Ita utrum ne taceam

Ross.453, Thomas Aquinus Sententia libri Ethicorum
Incipit: Sicut dicit ph[ilosophi]a in p[ri]ncipio met[ap]h[ysica] sapientis est ordinare cui[us] r[ati]o est q[uia]

Vat.gr.2210, (9th C)

Date as per note on f.IIr, See Pinakes Entry,


Vat.lat.2551, Georgius de Bardexi Narratio acquisitionis dourum codicum iuris canonici factae in regione Catalaniae anno 1441 (c. 1441)
Incipit: [Q]uoniam hic volumnius p[ri]ncipium no[n]

Fragment at the front, text _Lingua hispanica", 15th C


Vat.lat.2592, Cino da Pistoia Commentaria in Codicem Iustiniani. (14th C)
Incipit: quoniam o[mn]ia nova placent

Vat.lat.4908, Multiple Multiple (15th C, middle)
Incipit: In nomine domini nostri iesu christi incipiunt capitula libro

Vat.lat.5082, Peter Damian
Incipit: In no[m]i[n]e d[omi]ni. amen. Incipit regula heremiti-ca a petro da[m]miano potius exponendo quam precipiend[o] sescripta 1 proemium

Vat.lat.5148, Giovanni della Casa De officiis inter potentiores et tenuiores amicos (16th C)
Incipit: Magna omnino uete-res diuturna-q[um] molestia

Vat.lat.5160 (Upgraded to HQ)
Incipit: incipit liber saporoth

Vat.lat.5179 (Upgraded to HQ), Ovid Metamorphoses
Incipit: In nova fert animus mutatas dicere

Vat.lat.5180 (Upgraded to HQ), Manilius Astronomica
Incipit: Carmina divinas artis & conscia fati. Sydera diuersas hominum uariantia casus

Vat.lat.5209, Valerius Maximus Facta et dicta memorabilia
Incipit: Valerii maximi piber primus incipit vrbis romae ex-terna-rum

Vat.lat.5213, (16th C)
Incipit: Divio Marcho veneto et Leonardo Lauredano principi opti-mo

Dedicated to Leonardo Loredan, 75th Doge (r. 1501-1521)