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Guide to Homilies and Religious Treatises, Manuscript, early 15th century

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Homilies and Religious Treatises. Manuscript (Ms 155)


early 15th century

Manuscript Number:

Codex Ms 155


1 volume, 19 x 14 cm.


Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


A compilation of miscellaneous sermons and religious treatises, written in a single hand on Italian paper. Includes: Commendatio de vita solitaria by St. Pietro Damiani; 51 homilies of St. Augustine; several short sermons by St. Ephraim of Syria; anonymous essays on the virtues and seven mortal sins; a life of St. Hieronymus by St. Cyril; a treatise entitled Meditatione; and a fragment of De institutione novitiorum by Hugo of St. Victor. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 155.

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Scope Note

The manuscript is in quarto format and consists of 228 leaves of coarse thick paper with several watermarks ( e.g. fols. 60, 81, 129, 151, 166, 168). Text is rubricated and written in two columns by one hand, except for the Latin hymns on fols. 226-228, written in a later hand.

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Volume 1

Codex Ms 155

View cover (front)-fol. 57r.

View fols. 57v-117r.

View fols. 117v-177r.

View fols. 177v-cover (back.)