Manuscript: MS 013
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Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 013
(Moralitates de avibus, piscibus & lapidibus)
 

Produced: Italy, 14th century, 2nd half

Language: Latin

Author: Hugh of Fouilloy
Illustrator: 
Scribe: Single

Binding: Quarter paper case, 20th century
Media: Parchment / Paper
Script: Gothic bookhand

Folios: 18  Height: 23.7 cm   Width: 18 cm

Manuscript type: Aviary

Location: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Yale University), New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Family: n/a

 



Source: Beinecke Library Digital Image Database | Copyright 2003 Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library | Folio 1r


 
Description

A miscellany, containing (folios 1r-14r) the Aviarium Hugo de Folieto: Moralitates de avibus (birds); Moralitates de piscibus (fish); Moralitates de lapidibus (stones). Also has tables of birds, fish and stones. The aviary text begins with the Part II prologue.

Texts:

1. f.1r-13r: [Prologue] Incipit libellus cuiusdam ad rainerum conuersum cognomine. corde benignum. de quadam auium significacione mistica et morali. Et primo de simplicitate. Cum scribere illiterato debeam non miretur diligens lectorum si ad...Qui enim sapientem verbis instruit. quasi pleno vasculo latices infundit. [Text] De simplicitate columbe. Capitulum primum. Si dormiatis inter medios cleros, penne columbe de argentate et posteriora dorsi ejus in pallore auri. In scriptura sacra frater tres columbas legendo reperi...id est mutacio eorum non sinit homines crescere [?] in virtute. Expliciunt moralitates de auibus. deo gracias.

2. f.13r-14r: Incipit tabula de moralitatibus auium. Primum capitulum istius operis est de simplicitate...vel de hominibus lucem veritatis odientibus. Explicit tabula de moralitates auium.

3. f.14v: Incipiunt moralitates de piscibus. Capitulum primum. Est belua in mari que dicitur grece aspis chelone...ut putaretur infernum esse. dicente ipso iona propheta. Exaudiuit me de ventre inferi. Expliciunt moralitates de piscibus. deo gracias.

4. f.14v: Incipit tabula de piscibus. Primum capitulum est de belua...et de natura eiusdem. moralitas de illis qui sunt modice fidei.

5. f.14v-16r: Incipiunt moralitates de lapidibus. Sunt lapides igniferi in quodam monte orientis quos greci vocant cheroboles...nobis concedat qui sine fine vivit et regnat. Expliciunt moralitates de lapidibus. deo gracias.

6. f.16v: Incipit tabula de lapidibus. Primum capitulum de lapidibus est de cherobolibus...moralitas de beata maria virgine. Explicit tabula de moralitatibus lapidum. deo gracias.

Painted initial at beginning of prologue; smaller initials in red or blue with penwork designs.

[Adapted from Beinecke Library manuscript description; Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University (Binghamton, NY, 1984, 1992) Shailor]


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