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John of Salisbury, Policraticus, Metalogicon(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Joh. Salisberiensis Policraticus et Metalogicon
Codicology:Vellum, 342 x 247 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), (13.4 x 10 in.), ff. 1 + 22 + 240, double columns of 40 lines. Cent. xii and xv very finely written. The volume seems to me to be the work of two scribes: characteristic specimens of the work of each are on ff. 18r and 143r.
Collation: 1 flyleaf, | a8 b8 c8 | I8-XXX8.
Provenance:From Christ Church, Canterbury. It is the copy owned by Thomas a Becket and very likely presented to him by his friend the author. Ancient Libraries of Canterbury , pp. 85, 158, 510. Apparently Parker acquired it from Dean Nicholas Wotton of Canterbury.
Additions:On the flyleaf (f. cr)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) is: “D. II. Gra X.
Policraticus Johannis de saleberi
Item metalogicon eiusdem
(added xiii Sci Thome martiris)” .
Additions:Above (f. cr)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (xiii): “Die secunda” .
Additions:On f. 1ar of text (xv): “Policraticus Johanni Carnot.” , erased words follow.
Additions:Also (f. 1ar)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) xvi early: “huius possessor Johannes Armoror pbssi(?)” .
Research:The text of the Policraticus in this MS. has been now first used by Mr C. C. J. Webb of Magdalen College, Oxford, for his edition (Oxford, 1909).
Foliation: ff. a-c + 1a-22a + i-ii + 1-238 + d-e(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1.
1ar-22av
Table indexing John of Salisbury's Policraticus (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Quires a, b, c are of cent. xv in double columns of 54 lines, and contain
Tabula super polycraticum
1ar
Incipit:
Absolui. Non extorquetis absolui
21av
to “Ypodamia”
22ar-22av blank
2.
ir-183v
John of Salisbury, Policraticus (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
The original book begins
ir
Rubric:
Incipit entheticus Iohannis saresberiensis in policraticum
ir
Incipit:
Si mihi credideris linguam cohibebis et aule
(P. L. CXCIX 379)
iiv
Explicit:
Vix pateris dici pauca uel ista tene
These leaves are not numbered in the old foliation, which I use
iiv
Rubric:
Incipit prologus Policratici de curialium nugis et uestigiis philosophorum
1r
Incipit:
Iocundissimus cum in multis tum in eo
(P. L. CXCIX 385)
2v
Explicit:
magni consilii angelus
2v
Rubric:
Explicit prologus I libri
2v
Capitula
2v
Rubric:
Incipit liber primus policratici
2v
Incipit:
Inter omnia que uiris solent obesse
2v
Fine initial in gold, blue, red, green, pink, set in a panel of green. It has interlaced top, panelled stalk, and leaf ornament at bottom
13r
Liber II with capitula (on f. 12v)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College). Initial in blue and red
37v
Liber(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) III
52r
Liber(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) VI (should be IV)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
62v
Liber(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) V
82v
Liber(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) VI (capitula on f. 82r)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
101r
Liber(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) VII, pretty initial on f. 101v(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
134v
Liber(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) VIII
183v
Explicit:
dirigat in eo gressus nostros
183v
Rubric:
Explicit Policraticus Johannis de Saresberie. Liber VIII
3.
184r-240v
John of Salisbury, Metalogicon (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
184r
Rubric:
Incipit prologus Iohannis in Metalogicon
(P. L. CXCIX 823)
184r
Incipit:
In humanis rebus nichil fere
184v
Explicit:
placita uoluntati
184v
Rubric:
Explicit prologus
184v
Rubric:
Incipiunt(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) capitula libri primi
185r
Rubric:
Incipit metalogicon Johannis. Liber I
185r
Incipit:
Aduersus insigne donum nature
198v
Liber II
213r
(212r)
Liber(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) III (prol.)
224r
Liber(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) IV
238r
Explicit:
amatorem pariter et cultorem
238r
Rubric:
Metalogicon Iohannis de Saeresberie liber quartus explicit
238r
A Parkerian note on the author's date follows