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MS. Add. C. 109

Summary Catalogue no.: 28941


Letters of Ps.-Eusebius, Ps.-Augustine, and Ps.-Cyril, on Jerome

Language(s): Latin

(fols. 1r–21v)
Ps.-Eusebius of Cremona, Epistola de transitu beati Hieronymi
Rubric: Incipit epistola beati Eusebii ad sanctum Damasum Portuensem episcopum et Theodosium Romanorum senatorem de morte gloriosissimi Iheronimi doctoris
Incipit: Patri reverendissimo Damaso Portuensi episcopo et Christianissimo Theodosio Romanorum senator
Explicit: gaudia que iam tu possides adipisci Amen.
BHL, i, no. 3866; PL, xxii, 239–82.
(fols. 21v–25v)
Ps.-Augustine, Epistola ad Cyrillum de magnificentiis Hieronymi
Rubric: Epistola beati Augustini ad beatum Cyrillum
Incipit: Gloriosissimi Christiane fidei athlete sanctis matris ecclesie lapis angularis
Explicit: Non enim suo aliqualiter defraudatur desiderio. Explicit beati Augustini
BHL, i, no. 3867; PL, xxii, 281–89 and xxxiii, 1120–26.
(fols. 25v–45r)
Ps.-Cyril, Epistola de miraculis Hieronymi
Incipit: Venerabili viro episcoporum eximio Augustino Yponensi presul Cyrillus Iherosolumitanus pontifex
Explicit: Augustine karissime in tuis in orationibus memor esto.
BHL, i, no. 3868; PL, xxii, 290–326 and xxxiii, 1126–53

These three works often circulated together; many manuscripts, including some at the Bodleian, are listed by B. Lambert, Bibliotheca Hieronymiana manuscripta: La tradition manuscrite des œuvres de Saint Jérôme, vol. iiiB (The Hague, 1970), no. 903 pp. 642–63.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ii + 45 + vi leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 275 × 205 mm.
Foliation: i–ii, 1–51; superseding a 19th-century pagination 275–365.


Frame-ruled in blind; written in two columns of about 43–45 lines, c. 195 × 135 mm.


Gothic hybrida.


Initials in plain red.


Bound in brown cloth, matching MSS. Add. C. 108 and 110, probably for Bliss by David Nutt, of Winchester (see MS. Add. C. 110); the spine stamped in gilt with the shelfmark and ‘MSS | III’. The edges of the leaves speckled red.


Origin: 15th century, second half ; German

Provenance and Acquisition

Edward Lumley (1806–1874), bookseller of Chancery Lane and High Holborn, London (cf. MS. Add. C. 108).

William Henry Bliss (1835–1911) (cf. MS. Add. C. 108); with his armorial bookplate and notes on flyleaves.

Purchased from Bliss by the Bodleian, 26 June 1868, for £1 10s 0d. (cf. MS. Add. C. 108, MS. Add. C. 110). Former Bodleian shelfmarks: ‘MSS. Addit. Bodl. Π. E. 20’ (‘Π. E. 20’ cancelled by encircling and superseded by ‘C. 109’, also encircled).

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Last Substantive Revision

2021-06-11: Andrew Dunning Encoded Peter Kidd description.