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Manuskripte - Opus imperfectum in Matthaeum. Lat. Handschrift auf Papier. Um 1470.

Lot description
Manuskripte. - (Pseudo-) Johannes Chrysostomus, Opus imperfectum in Matthaeum. Latin manuscript on paper.South Germany, 1450. 146 ll. (= 143 ll. with writing and 3 blank ll. at the end). Size of sheet 28 : 21 cm, text area ca. 22 : 15 cm. 2 columns, mostly ca. 46 lines. Black brown ink by one hand in even Gothic Bastarda with abbreviations. Rubricated throughout, with numerous red lombards, text beginnings underlined in red, pilcrows and red chapter count in headline. - Contemp. wooden boards over 4 double bands with brown leather covering and label.
Complete and neatly executed manuscript on strong paper with watermark (Briquet..................), mostly sexternion and septernion quires. Made before the first print (Strasbourg, not after 1466).

Rare transcription of the Opus Imperfectum in Matthaeum, which was ascribed to the scholar Johannes Chrysostomus in medieval times and has therefore been conveyed in numerous manuscripts. It was not before Desiderius Erasmus that the authorship was rebutted. The author must have been an Arian theologian, who wrote down these explanations on the Gospel at the end of the 5th century.

The manuscript contains continuously numbered homilies from I-XL, beginning on verso of fol. 1 and ending with explicit on recto of fol. 143. With prologue and chapter index at the beginning (recto of fol. 1).

Condition: First 3 ll. somewhat browned, margins slightly stained in places. Binding scraped, brass fittings and clasps removed, with mounting remains of a chain fitting on upper rear board. All in all well-preserved and complete manuscript in a contemp. wooden boards binding, title with old ownership entry of the Würzburg Carmelites monastery.
Complete and neatly executed Latin manuscript on strong paper with watermark, with 146 ll. (= 143 ll. with writing and 3 blank ll. at the end). Black brown ink by one hand in even Gothic Bastarda with abbreviations. Rubricated throughout, with numerous red lombards, text beginnings underlined in red, pilcrows and red chapter count in headline. Partly slugged and with some marginalia by another hand. - Contemp. wooden boards over 4 double bands with brown leather covering and label. The manuscript contains continuously numbered homilies from I-XL, beginning on verso of fol. 1 and ending with explicit on recto of fol. 143. With prologue and chapter index at the beginning (recto of fol. 1). - First 3 ll. somewhat browned, margins slightly stained in places. Binding scraped, brass fittings and clasps removed, with mounting remains of a chain fitting on upper rear board. All in all well-preserved and complete manuscript in a contemp. wooden boards binding, title with old ownership entry of the Würzburg Carmelites monastery.

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Manuskripte
Opus imperfectum in Matthaeum. Lat. Handschrift auf Papier. Um 1470., 1450.
Estimate:
€ 18,000 / $ 21,060
Sold:
€ 27,600 / $ 27,600

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