The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark O.1.53
Manuscript Title Book of Ecclesiastes etc
Alternative Title Ecclesiastes etc Graece.
James Number 1077
Century 13th14th
Physical Description 20 lines to a page. Clearly written in black ink with red initials.
Provenance Part of the Gale collection, given to T.C.C. by Roger Gale in 1738. C. 83. No. 215.
Donor Gale, Roger (1672-1744), Antiquary
Size (cm) 19 x 13
Folio 39 + 16 ff.
Material Parchment
Language Greek
Collation a2 b2 c4 | 18 (wants 1, 3, 6, 8) 2 gone 38-68 7? (three left) | d4 e2 f2. Quires a-c are blank parchment, and so are d-f save that e f are made out of a deed (xvii).
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1. f.1 Ecclesiates: fragments.
Containing the following portions of the book.
(Δευ̑)ρο φάγε (ix. 7) -- καὶ διασώσει (ix. 15) f.1.
(ἐ)τάραξε (x. 10) ἕως οὗ μὴ (xii. 1) ff. 2, 3.
(ἐδιδασ)κε γνῶσιν (xii. 9) – πονηρόν (xii. 14) f.4.

2. f.4b. Ἆσμα ἀσμάτων, fragments.
i. 1 — μεμελανωμένη ὅτι (i. 6).
A quire is lost at this point. The next quire begins at ῥοαί (vii. 12) and continues to the end.

3. f.6b. Σοφία Σολομῶντος.
Complete to xvi. 16 ἐν ἰσχύϊ βραχίονός σου ἐ(μαστιγώθησαν), f. 37b, where a leaf is lost: the text continues at xvii. 5 Φλόγες καταυγάζειν f.38 as far as xvii. 16 εἶτε γὰρ. Two or three leaves are lost: the text begins again (f.3a) at xviii. 24 γὰρ ποδήρους – xix. 7 χλοηφό(ρον).
The rest is gone.

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