|Creator:||Gregory, I, Pope, ca. 540-604, creator|
between 950 and 1150
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Manuscript on parchment of varying quality, some parts very bad (quire IX), with irregular edges. Contains 1) Gregory the Great (Gregorius Magnus), Dialogi, Books I-III. Starts incomplete I, 3, 2 and ends incomplete III, 24, 3 followed by the title of III, 25. Between ff. 13 and 14 a page is missing which contained Dialogi I, 9, 8-13. 2) Sulpicius Severus, Sermo de transitu sancti Martini = Epistula III, 16-21. The beginning is missing. 3) Unidentified sermon for the feast of a Confessor in the Common of the Saints, containing 7 (?) Lessons. Above the line a twelfth-century hand has repeatedly identified the saint with St. Aderaldus archdeacon of Troyes (d. beginning of the 11th cent.). 4) Gregory the Great (Gregorius Magnus), Dialogi, Book IV. 5) Vita S. Symeonis Stylitae. There are more than five scribes: A (Carolingian script with very imperfect word separation, s. X2); B (large and bold Carolingian script, s. X2); C (smaller Carolingian script, very close to B, or same hand); D (Praegothica, s. XII); E (various hands writing Praegothica and succeeding each other at irregular intervals).
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hans P. Kraus in memory of Edwin J. Beinecke, 1975.
Art. 1 is decorated with red plain initials, more or less small decorated initials in various colours and large initials. Art. 3 has a title in mixed Capitalis/Uncialis. The part of art. 4 copied by hand B has some highlighting in yellow, red or green and plain initials; the part copied by hand C has a few plain initials; the 12th-century part copied by hand D has red headings with instructions in small script written in the outer margins, plain or flourished Romanesque initials and an explicit in decorated mixed Capitalis/Uncialis. Art. 5 is undecorated apart from its title and the opening initial. There are effaced drawings in the lower margins of some leaves in art. 1.
Binding: Twentieth-century. Reddish brown morocco over cardboard, by Riviere and Son. Spine with five raised bands and gold-tooled inscription S. GREGORII DIALOGI. SAEC. X.
Cataloged from microfilm by Albert Derolez.
Gregory the Great, Dialogi. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
T. E. Marston, A Manuscript of the Dialogues of Saint Gregory the Great, Gazette, 50 (1976), pp. 15-18.
ff. iii +108 + ii : parchment ; 260 x 175 mm.
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