Manuscript on parchment of 2 works that belong to the Pseudoclementine Literature, ascribed to Clement bishop of Rome (ca. 96). Their text is marked by countless corrections, additions and variant readings added by contemporary hands. In a Latin translation by Rufinus of Aquileia. Copied by one hand in light red-brown ink in Humanistica Cursiva Libraria. The corrections are in the same type of script. Binder's blanks not digitized. Watermark resembles Piccard, v. 2, IV.36 (?). Ample space was provided for headings and initials at the beginning of the Prologue and the ten Books of art. 1 and at the beginning of art. 2, but these were never executed. Binding: Seventeenth-century (?). Deerskin (formerly red) over pasteboard. Spine with three raised bands and worn handwritten title ******* Epistola. M.S.; at the bottom of the spine handwritten worn pressmark. Remnants of four leather ties, including one in the middle of the upper and one in the middle of the lower edge of the covers. On the lower edge of the book the handwritten title in ink (17th century): Epist. D. Clementis. Pseudo-Clemens I, Recognitiones. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Christian literature, Latin (Medieval and modern) Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven
of Aquileia, Rufinus, 345-410 Pseudo-Clemens I
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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.
Beinecke MS 644
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
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