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66A
Jacques de Vitry, Historia orientalis. Willelmus de Rubruk OFM, Itinerarium ad partes orientales. pseudo-John of Damascus, Barlaam et Iosaphat(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Codicology:Vellum, 300 x 208 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), (11.7 x 8.2 in.), in double columns of 39 lines. Cent. xii (xiii?) and xiv.
Collation: 84 912-1512 (+1*) 1612-2812 (wants 10-12).
Provenance:p. 115 blank, on p. 116 list of contents (xvi) and also a piece of parchment pasted on inscribed (xiv-xv): “J. 90.
Liber de communitate monachorum Sancti Edmundi in quo subscripta continentur.”
List of contents (9-24). The MS. Ff. I. 27 in the University Library, given by Archbishop Parker, contains (Art. 19-29) the latter part of this volume.
James provides a full listing of the contents for two manuscripts, one from Sawley and one from Bury St. Edmunds, each of which had been split in half and rebound - the first half of the Sawley with the first half of the Bury, second half of Sawley with second half of Bury - into MS 66 and Cambridge University Library Ff. 1. 27 respectively. James' MS 66 has since been separated again (rebound in 1954 by John Gray) so that James' Volume I (the Sawley portion) is now MS 66 and James' Volume II (the Bury portion) is now MS 66A.
James lists the following contents for the complete Bury MS., which is currently divided between MS 66A and CUL Ff. 1. 27:(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)

CCC 66 (now CCCC MS 66A)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College):
Jacobus de Vitriaco
Willelmus Rubruc
Journey of Macarius
Imago mundi Liber I
Prester John
Johannes de Sacro bosco de sphera
Barlaam and Josaphat
Imago mundi Liber II
Story of the Cross
French poem thereon
Infancy of Christ. French verse
Tracts on the Holy Land
Stories of Pilate and Judas
Miracles
pseudo-Methodius
ULC Ff. I 27:
Giraldus Cambrensis Descriptio Hiberniae
Giraldus Cambrensis Vaticinalis historia
Life of Patrick
Giraldus Cambrensis Descriptio Cambriae (xvi)
Prophecies
Giraldus Cambrensis Itinerarium Cambriae
Patrick's Purgatory
Extract from Chronicle of Sigebert
Prophecy of Merlin
Life of St David
Gaufredus de Fontibus (xv) de infantia Sancti Edmundi
For the complete list of contents given by James for both manuscripts, please see the following figure:
(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Foliation: f. a + pp. 115-122 + ff. 1-221 + 221a + 221b + 222-238 + f. b(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin, Anglo-Norman and English.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1.
117-67r
Jacques de Vitry, Historia orientalis (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
(Iacobi de Vitriaco), Historia Jerosolimitana abbreviata Liber I
Historia Ierosolimitana abbreviata (Content authored by Nasmith)
117
in red with blue initials.
Capitula of item(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) no. 9 (now item no. 1)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) in red followed by three blank pages.
New foliation then begins
1r
Capitulum I
1r
Incipit:
Terra sancta promissionis deo amabilis
1r
Initial with gold ground. Monk with pastoral staff offers book to Bishop with cross
67r
Explicit:
de die in diem expectantes
67r
Rubric:
Explicit
Bongars Gesta Dei per Francos, p. 1047
2.
67r-110r
Willelmus de Rubruk OFM, Itinerarium ad partes orientales (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Itinerarium terrae Tartarorum per W. de Rubruc (Content authored by Nasmith)
67r
Incipit:
Excellentissimo domino et christianissimo Lodovico dei gracia Regi francorum illustri Frater W. de Rubruc
67r
Initial: above two friars offer a book to king on R. (half-length below), two friars with staves walk to R.
110r
Explicit:
plures interpretes et copiosas expensas etc.
Also in MS 181. 9, MS 407. 2. Ed. by D'Avezac 1839 etc.
3.
110r-116r
Itinerarium usque ad paradisum terrestrem (Content authored by Nasmith)
110r
Incipit:
Gloria et magnificencia deo soli benignissimo
(P. L.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) LXXIII 415)
110r
Initial. Three monks in black facing R.
116r
Explicit:
uiuit et ubique regnat deus benedictis et laudabilis nunc et semper per immensa secula seculorum. Amen
An earlier copy from Bury is in MS. Bodl. e Mus. 26
4.
116r-127r
Imago mundi, liber primus (Content authored by Nasmith)
116r
Rubric:
Incipit prologus super librum de ymagine mundi
(P. L.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) CLXXII 119)
116r
Incipit:
Septiformi spiritu
116r
Explicit:
penitus ignorare
116r
Rubric:
Explicit prologus
116r
Rubric:
Incipit liber
116r
Incipit:
Sapiencie alumpno abdita
(the name Henricus is absent)
116v
Explicit:
commendat tradicio
116v
Rubric:
Diffinicio mundi
116v
Incipit:
Mundus dicitur quasi
127r
Explicit:
rex angelorum regnans per omnia secula seculorum. Amen
(l.c. 146)
127r
Rubric:
Explicit finaliter iste liber
Added in red
127r
Rubric:
Explicit prima pars libri qui dicitur ymago mundi. Queratur secunda pars inferius post gesta Barlaam et Josaphat ad hoc signum
(sign follows)
5.
127r-130r
Iohannes presbyter ('Prester John'), Epistola Manueli Comneno imperatori Graecorum (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Epistola presbiteri Ioannis de descriptione Indiae (Content authored by Nasmith)
127r
Incipit:
Presbiter iohannes potencia et uirtute
127r
Initial. Seated king with sceptre
130r
Explicit:
genere ciborum essemus impleti
Collated by H. Bradshaw for Dr Zarncke
6.
130v-138v
Iohannes de Sacro Bosco, Tractatus de sphaera (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Roberti [Grosteste] Lincolniensis tractatus de sphera (Content authored by Nasmith)
130v
Rubric:
Incipit tractatus de spera
(By Johannes de Sacro Bosco)
130v
Incipit:
Tractatum de spera in quatuor capitula
130v
Initial. Man in blue holding armillary sphere
138v
Explicit:
machina dissoluetur
138v
Rubric:
Hic explicit tractatus spere scriptus anno domini mo. cco. lxxx. tercio
7.
139r-208r
pseudo-John of Damascus, Barlaam et Iosaphat (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Liber gestorum Barlaam et Josaphat servorum Dei editus Graeco sermone a Ioanne Damasceno viro sancto et erudito (Content authored by Nasmith)
139r
Incipit:
Cum igitur cepissent monasteria construi
139r
Initial. Man in blue offers apple to youth seated on R. with sceptre
208r
Explicit:
perducere dignare per Jhesum Christum filium tuum Amen
208r
Rubric:
Explicit liber de gestis barlaam et iosaphat Regis seruorum dei
8.
208r-221v
Imago mundi, liber secundus (Content authored by Nasmith)
208r
Rubric:
Incipit secunda pars libri qui dicitur ymago mundi et debet subsequi suam primam partem superius ad hoc signum
208r
Incipit:
Priori libello globum
Ends with
221r
Explicit:
Lotharius regnum anno xii menses iii dies xii in christo fidelissimus constans pacificus miles inperteritus
List of Popes
221r
Incipit:
Petrus apostolus annis xxv
The end is supplied by the original hand on a slip after f. 221v
221ar
Explicit:
Nicholaus IIIus Martinus IIIus (IV) (1281)
9.
221v-224r
Legend of the Cross Before Christ (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Story of the Cross
De arbore vitae in paradiso, historia fabulosa (Content authored by Nasmith)
(W. Meyer, Abh. bayer. Akad. XVI, ii, 131)
221v
Incipit:
Post peccatum ade expulso eo de paradyso
221v
Initial gold ground. Christ beardless stands on L., on R. sits Adam with hand to head (sleeping): Eve emerges from his side
Ends
224r
Explicit:
In ea quidem crucifixerunt domini nostri Ihesum Christum in salutem omnium sane credencium qui factus est obediens patri usque ad mortem, cui est laus et honor et imperium per omnia secula seculorum. Amen
224v-227r
Seth or The Holy Rood in Verse (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Versus Gallici de eadem re (Content authored by Nasmith)
224v
French poem on the same, one of many versions
224v
Incipit:
Apres ke Adam fu getez
De paradys pur ses pechez
227r
Explicit:
E deus pur sa passiun
De nos pechez nus doint remissiun
E al drein si repentir
Ke la ioie puisum servir
Par la sue seinte aye
Ni eit nul ke amen ne die
227r-228r
Childhood of Jesus (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Infancy of Christ; an extract
Versus Gallici de eadem re (Content authored by Nasmith)
227r
full text in MS. Selden supra 38: see Romania XV 334 (P. Meyer)
227r
Incipit:
En cel tens ke herodes saueit
Ke ihesu crist neez estoit
Grant enuie de co aueit
Ke nul sur ly ne regnereit
Narrates Flight into Egypt, meeting with beasts, tree bowing, child fallen from house-top raised up (124 lines)
228r
Explicit:
E deus nus doint issi loer
E son nun magnifier
Ke nus puissum auer pardun
E de nos pecchez remissiun
Amen. Pater noster Aue dium
11.
228r-230r
Jacques de Vitry, Historia orientalis (excerpt) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Descriptio terrae sanctae (Content authored by Nasmith)
228r
Incipit:
Honorius papa uolens scire terram agarenorum contra quos exercitus christianorum preparabatur
228r
Decorative initial
230r
Explicit:
ibi locus est ubi abraham immolare filium uoluit
12.
230r-230v
Bede the Venerable, Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum (excerpt from book 5) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
De situ terrae Ierosolimitanae secundum Bedam (Content authored by Nasmith)
230r
Incipit:
Bethleem ciuitas dauid in dorso sita est
230v
Explicit:
albo et rubicundo permixtus uidetur
(Bede, Historia ecclesiastica V 16)
13.
230v-231r
Bede the Venerable, Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum (excerpt from book 5) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
De loco Dominicae ascensionis (Content authored by Nasmith)
230v
Incipit:
Mons oliuarum altitudine monti syon par est
230v
Incipit:
In die ascensionis dominice per annos singulos
230v
Explicit:
terre prosternere
230v
Incipit:
Hebron quondam ciuitas et metropolis
231r
Incipit:
Hec de opusculis excerpta arculphi
231r
Explicit:
hystoriis indere placuit
(Bede, Historia ecclesiastica V 17)
14.
231r-232v
The Birth and Life of Pilate (extract from Legenda Aurea) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
De ortu Pilati et ejus vita (Content authored by Nasmith)
231r
Incipit:
Cum rex tyrus nacione maguntinus
232v
Explicit:
sunt plurime machinaciones dyabolice
Legenda Aurea, cap. 53 ed. Graesse p. 231
15.
232v-232v
The Birth and Life of Judas (extract from Legenda Aurea) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
De ortu Judae et ejus vita (Content authored by Nasmith)
232v
Incipit:
Fuit in diebus herodis regis poncio pilato preside uir in iudea nomine ruben
232v
Explicit:
Ideo penitencia ductus ad suasionem cimbree. Jhesu Christi fit discipulus
232v
Initial. Judas hanging
Legenda Aurea, cap. 45, ed. Graesse(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) p. 184
16.
233r-234v
Visio Rodulfi (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Visio revelata anno 1209 Rodulpho sacristae monasterii Cesarea sive Keisam nuncupati in territorio Augustensis ecclesiae (Content authored by Nasmith)
233r
Rubric:
Hec uisio reuelata est anno uerbi incarnati mo. cco. ixo. sec
233r
Incipit:
In regno Allemann' in Sweuie prouincia in territorio augustensis ecclesie situm est monasterium quoddam ordonis cisterciensis cesarea nuncupatum ... Keisam uero uulgari sermone
(The Host seen in human form)
234v
Explicit:
rex seculorum uisibiliter humilitate pertractandum. qui est super omnia benedictis in secula. Amen
Extracts in Neues Archiv, XXII 668 (Hampe)
234r
A sentence in English occurs
17.
234v-235v
De Stephano monacho cartusiensi (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
De Stephano monacho cartusiensi, qualiter eum beata virgo primo eripuit de naufragio corporis, et postea de temptationibus cordis; qualiter eum formam orandi docuit, quia ei devotus in seculo extiterat (Content authored by Nasmith)
234v
Rubric:
De Stephano monacho etc.
as Nasmith
234v
Incipit:
Quidam clericus nomine Stephanus secundum seculi dignitatem preclarus
235v
Explicit:
sperantes in te letificas. Qui cum unigenito tuo regnas et gloriaris in secula seculorum. Amen
18.
235v-238v
pseudo-Methodius, Revelations (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Liber Methodii episcopi Paterensis et martyris Christi quem ex Hebraeo et Graeco in Latinum transferre curavit, id est de principio seculi et inter regna gentium et fine seculorum, quem illustris vir beatus Jeronimus in suis opusculis collaudavit (Content authored by Nasmith)
235v
Rubric:
In Christi nomine incipit liber etc.
as Nasmith
235v
Incipit:
Sciendum namque est nobis fratres karissimi quomodo in principio
236r
The hand seems to change
Ends
238r
Explicit:
eripere dignetur qui cum patre et spiritu sancto uiuit et regnat deus per infinita secula seculorum. Amen
Printed in Orthodoxographa; last by E. Sackur, Sibyllinische Texte, 1898
238v
blank covered with paper (This paper has been removed since James's time.)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)