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MS. 5 Augustine De civitate Dei

                                                                                                   Haenel 1.

Vellum, 14¾  x 9¾ , ff. 359 + 1, double columns of 46 lines.

Cent. xiv, in an excellent hand.         2 fo. in table profato. in text atque hostili.

On f. 1 Roberti Hare1552.

On the flyleaf an inscription of 21/2, lines carefully erased. Below in a good xivth cent. hand :

In hoc libro continentur

Augustine de ciuitate dei libri XXII. Item eiusdem super genesym xii. [Eiusdem de natura boni.]

Item sentencie Damaceni

followed by a well-written note on the order of the Table, and some later notes.

I have a strong belief that the volume is from Canterbury (Christ Church) but I cannot make it out

in any Catalogue. It is probably just later than the date of Prior Eastry's Catalogue. He died in 1331.

Collation:

I flyleaf, 112 28 312-2712 (wants 12) 2812-3012 314.

Contents:

1. Alphabetical table to the following treatise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . f. 1
Abel quid interpretatur.

2. Inc. sentencie capitulorum in singulis libris de ciuitate dei Augustinus (sic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

3. Retractacio b. Aug. super librum suum de civitate dei . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 b

4. Liber primus de civitate dei (P. L. XLI.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 b

Gloriosissimam ciuitatem.

Lib. XXII ends f. 236 b.

5. Augustinus super Genesym ad literam libri XII (P. L. XXXIV. 245) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237

Retractatio. Per id tempus.

Text. Omnis diuina scriptura.

Lib. XII ends: cito tandem fine concludimus. f. 312

6. Aug. de natura boni (P. L. XLII. 551) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312 b

Retractatio. Liber de natura boni.

Text. Summum bonum quo superius non est

—eternamque preponant. Amen. Expl. lib. Aug. de natura boni.

f. 319 b is blank. At the bottom is a note in pencil and ink.

Mem. quod super Gen. sunt cc. et XXX magne litere et per totem dam(acenum) sunt litere 64. ccc. §

et litere dam. c. § (?).

7. Sentencie damaceni (P. Gr. XCIV. 789) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320

Capitula in triple columns.

Text. Deum nemo uidit unquam.

Ending f. 358 a: quod in ipso est gaudium fructificantes. Amen. The verso is blank and also f. 359.

© N.J.R. James

 

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