De meditando seu meditandi artificio.

Accession number: 
PML 125704.2
Hugh, of Saint-Victor, 1096?-1141.
Germany , after 1492.
[6] leaves ; 14 cm. (8vo)
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Julia P. Wightman, 1994.

Ms. executed after 1492 (based on date of Imitatio Christi, PML 125704.1) in Germany, probably southern Germany.
Incipit rubric: "Sequitur lucubratio Hugonis de Sancto Victore de triplici meditatione" (leaf z6r of Imitatio Christi).
Text is written on leaves z7r-8v (blanks) of Imitatio Christi ([Nuremberg: Anton Koberger], 1492, PML 125704.1/ChL 409J and the first four leaves of a six-leaf quire ([24]⁶) added after the Imitatio Christi; the final two leaves of this quire include an excerpt from Hugo of St. Victor, De gratitudine beneficiorum Dei, PML 125704.3.
For the text, see PL 176: 993-998.
Chancery octavo (13.4 x 9.8 cm). Watermark obscured, but appears to be large crown.
Text block is 9.2 x 5.5 cm. blind ruled in 1 column of 22 lines.
Scribal hand very similar to the manuscript quire signatures in Zerbolt, De spiritualibus ascensionibus, PML 125704.4.

Modern half calf over original German beechwood boards (13.9 x 10cm). Plain paper pastedowns and fly leaves (modern); plain endbands. One clasp, wanting. Manuscript quire guard in final quire. Gilt titles on colored leather on spine.

Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards, rubrics, paraphs, and capital strokes (same as in rest of volume).

Modern (early 20th-century?) shelfmarks, unidentified: 103:a:46 (crossed out) and 120:d:3 (front pastedown); Julia P. Wightman (1909-1994), bookplate (front pastedown) with price code "HWM" and purchase date of 1964 (front fly verso); Pierpont Morgan Library, bequest of Julia P. Wightman, 1994.