Didascalicon de studio legendi et alia opuscula.

Accession number: 
PML 22012
Hugh, of Saint-Victor, 1096?-1141.
[Strasbourg] : [Printer of Henricus Ariminensis (Georg Reyser?)], [not after 1474]
[246] leaves ; 30 cm. (fol.)
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Purchased in 1923.

Printed in type 1:120G ascribed to Georg Reyser by Ohly (Gutenberg-Jahrbuch, 1956), but tentatively to Heinrich Eggestein by Needham (Christie's, Doheny, I: 19).
Copy in the Huntington Library with rubrication date 1474.
Collation: [1⁶ 2-13¹⁰ 13⁸ 14⁶ 15-25¹⁰ 26⁶]: 246 leaves, leaves [26]/5-6 blank. For alternative collations, see GW. PML copy agrees with Polain (Brussels) and Stuttgart copies.
Paper format: Chancery folio
Includes: De tribus diebus; De anima Christi; De laude caritatis; De substantia dilectionis; De contemptu mundi; De studio orandi; De quattuor voluntatibus in Christo; De meditatione; De quibusdam versiculis psalmorum; De verbo incarnato; Epistula ad Johannem Hispalensem archiepiscopum; Miscellanea. Richardus de Sancto Victore: Benjamin minor; De duodecim patriarchis (excerpt); De Lya et Rachel uxoribus Jacob. Pseudo-Hugo de Sancto Victore: De filia Jephtae; Summa sententiarum (ISTC).
PML copy leaf dimensions: 28.3 x 20.8 cm.
PML copy with leaf [26]6 (blank) as rear pastedown.

Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards (28.9 x 21.5 cm) on 3 double bands by the Rastatt workshop (EBDB w000854), ca. 1480; rebacked. Plain paper pastedowns (loose). Endbands covered by leather tab. Manuscript title on top edge. 2 clasps (Y-shaped), wanting.

Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards, headlines, paragraph marks, capital strokes, foliation (on the verso), and underlining. Foliation begins anew at De quattuor voluntatibus in Christo (leaf [17]/3r). Annotations: Contemporary manuscript quire numbers, mainly trimmed. Pencil guides for headlines. Minor marginal annotations.

Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from Wilfred Voynich in 1923.