MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 57
Summary Catalogue no.: 19043
Gregory the Great, De cura pastorali, with glosses in Latin and Old High German; south-west Germany or Switzerland (?Lake Constance area), 11th century
Fol. 1r blank except for later pen-trials and erased ex libris; see Provenance. Part of the folio excised.
Followed by an erased text and a note in 15th-century Italian script, mostly excised; see below, Provenance.
Fol. 95v blank except for later 'C 91' (?)
The text presented in two books, equivalent to books 1–2 and book 3 in the usual division. This manuscript not listed by Richard W. Clement, 'A handlist of manuscripts containing Gregory's Regula Pastoralis', Manuscripta 28 (1984), 33–44.
Contemporary interlinear and marginal glosses, perhaps all by scribe A, including approximately 90 glosses in Old High German, unpublished at the time of cataloguing. As far as fol. 64v these very closely related to, and in large part identical with, those in Basel, UB B. V. 21 (Die althochdeutschen Glossen, ed. E. Steinmeyer and E. Sievers, II (1882), 197–9, no. DCXL; BStK no. 26 [online], with literature). One added (12th-century?) interlinear German gloss, fol. 14r.
Ruled with a hard point for 1 column of 30 lines, with double horizontal bounding lines. Ruled space 180 × 100 mm.
Caroline minuscule by two hands, (a) fols. 1v-79v, 88r-95r, with frequent ligatures (us, nt, rt, ns; a and i sometimes in ligature below the line), and with a form of -rum abbreviation similar to that regarded by Hartmut Hoffmann as characteristic of Reichenau (Buchkunst und Königtum I.306) (b) fols. 80r-87v (quire 11).
Rubrics in rustic capitals with some uncial forms.
Foliate initials in red at the beginning of each book, fols. 2r, 34r. R. W. Hunt compared the initials in MS. Laud Misc. 274.
Minor initials usually of three lines in plain red.
Sewn on four bands (replacing earlier sewing using five stations); 16th century or 17th century (?), Italian (?) brown calf over pasteboards, blind-ruled and and blind-stamped with fleur-de-lis and leafwork motifs, and indistinct centrepieces, the Crucifixion on the front and perhaps the Virgin and Child or St Christopher on the back. The spine with gilt label 'S. Gregor. Papae Lib. Regul. Pastoral.' and 'Cod. Mem. 1150' (a date, rather than a shelfmark; cf. fol. 1r). Endleaves of 18th-century Venetian paper with three moons watermark.
Provenance and Acquisition
Fol. 1r: pentrials, one with the year 1150.
Erased inscriptions, text not recoverable, fols. 1v, 53v.
Probably in Italy by the 15th century: inscription, mostly excised, in Italian script, fol. 1v: '... monasterii sanctę |… a castelionibus |… loco recepte ele|…am discretam |…us fuit annotatus'
Unidentified house of regular canons, perhaps in Treviso: fol. 1r, partly erased ex libris inscription (possibly itself written over an earlier inscription): 'Iste liber est canonico⟨rum⟩ ⟨regu⟩larium sancte Marie | …r… de tar(?)…'. Perhaps the regular canons of S. Maria de Pichelermi and the Forty Martyrs, Treviso, as MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 46 or MS. Canon. Misc. 456, or Santa Maria Maggiore, Treviso.
Fol. 1r: erased ex libris inscription, 'Iste liber est canonicorum …|… tre…'.
Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805; acquisition uncertain, not from Soranzo,
Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Last Substantive Revision
2021-03-24: Description fully revised for Polonsky German digitization project.