Manuscript: MS 31.1
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Newberry Library, MS 31.1
(Aviarium / Dicta Chrysostomi)
 

Produced: Bohemia, 14th century, second half

Language: Latin

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Binding: 15th century deerskin over boards
Media: Parchment
Script: Gothic textualis rotunda

Folios: 52  Height: 25.5 cm   Width: 17.2 cm

Manuscript type: Miscellany

Location: Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, United States

Family: n/a

 




 
Description

A collection of eight moralized texts.

Number 7 (folio 27r-44r) is the Aviarium, titled Tractatus de diversis coloribus ac naturis columbarum (treatise on the many colors and the nature of the dove) beginning "Incipit tractus Hugonis prioris de diuersis coloribus ac naturis columbarum; Sequitur capitulum. Phisiologus dicit multis ac diuersis coloribus esse columbas ... a dyabolo deuoratus est periit. Explicit liber de auibus." The text is part of an aviary attributed to Hugh of Fouilloy; medieval authors often attributed it to Hugh of St. Victor. A version of this text is also found in Houghton Library, MS Typ 101 and British Library, Royal MS 2 C. xii. Not illustrated, though spaces left for illustrations.

Number 8 (folio 44r-52v) is a Physiologus variant of the Dicta Chrysostomi type, beginning "Incipiunt dicta Iohannis Crisostomi de naturalibus; In primis de leone. Igitur Iacob benedicens filium suum Iudam dicebat, Catalus leonis Iuda ... Draco est hostis casti animalis dyabolus inimicus filii uigrinis et cetera. Amen." Medieval authors falsely attributed this text to John Chrysostom (5th century Constantinople). A version of this text is also found in Houghton Library, MS Typ 101 and British Library, Royal MS 2 C. xii. Not illustrated, though spaces left for illustrations.


 
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