- Soliloquia, etc.
- Published / Created
- [between 1500 and 1550]
- Publication Place
- Crete (?),
- Manuscript on paper of 1) Pseudo-Augustine, Soliloquia, translated into Greek by Demetrius Cydonius; first leaf missing. 2) Creed of St. Athanasius. 3) Various prayers and hymns, some by John of Damascus and Macarius, but most anonymous.
Binding: 16th-17th centuries. Three original chain-stitched supports, the thread laced into square-edged, flush, wooden boards grooved on the edges. The beaded, colored endbands are sewn on cords which are attached in holes in the edges of the boards. The edges are painted with a red and black interlace design, the spine smooth and round. Covered in brown goatskin, blind-tooled with concentric borders, different on each board, the central panels filled with flowers and small diamonds. One pin hole in the edge of the upper board, three holes for a strap in the lower. Rebacked. According to A. R. A. Hobson, the binding originated in Crete.
Collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps (no. 9551). Purchased from Laurence Witten with funds from the Jacob Ziskind Charitable Trust in 1957.
Decorative initials, 6- to 5-line, in red with simple floral designs; rubrics throughout.
Script: Written by a single scribe in tall, upright minuscule.
Watermarks: Harlfinger Chapeau 74.
- ff. ii + 186 : paper ; 153 x 105 (102 x 62) mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
- Call Number
- Beinecke MS 236
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- Manuscripts, Renaissance--Crete--16th century
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Name)
Athanasius, Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria, -373
Demetrius Cydones, ca. 1324-ca. 1398
John, of Damascus, Saint
Orthodoxos Ekklēsia tēs Hellados
Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872
- Subject (Topic)
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Mysticism--Early works to 1800
Prayers--Early works to 1800
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- Pseudo-Augustine, Soliloquia, etc. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. and Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 236.
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