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IVO CARNOTENSIS

MRJ number: 
94
College classmark: 
D.19

    Vellum, 9.375 x 5.75, ff. 100 + 3, 21 lines to a page.  12th cent., in a very

beautiful hand.

    Modern binding.

    Given by Jer. Holt.

    From Bury St Edmunds.  On the flyleaf is the mark Y.24, probably in Boston's hand, and also: Liber S. Edmundi in quo continentur, etc. with list of contents.

    Collation:  3 flyleaves, 18 - 128 134.

    On third flyleaf (xii):

    Baldewinus prior fecit fieri hunc librum.  Si quis eum ab eccl. S. Ædmundi abstulerit excomunicatus est.

    Contents:

        1.    Title in red capitals.

               Yvonis Karnotensis ep. Sermo de sacramentis neophithorum

                   habitus in sinodo.  (P. L. CLXII 505 sqq.)    .         .         .          p.  1

               Quoniam populus ad fidem uocatur.

               A beautiful initial with a bust of a tonsured man between two

                   beasts which stand on two peacocks.  These in pale colours

                   (pink and blue and green dying into white, on blue ground).

                     -cum gaudio rationem reddant.

        2.    De excellentia sacrorum ordinum et uita ordinandorum cuius

                   supra in sinodo    .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         23

               Quia christianam militiam (l. c. 513)

                     de die in diem proficiat.

        3.    De significationibus indumentorum sacerdotalium cuius supra

                   in sinodo    .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .         .          46

               Quia sanctitas ministerii (l. c. 519)

                     -ista sufficiunt.

        4.    De sacramentis dedicationis cuius supra          .          .         .         .        70

               Quoniam ad dedicationem (l. c. 527)

                     -implere studeatis prestante d. n. I. C. cui est honor in

                       sec. sec.  Amen.

        5.    De conuenientia noui ac ueteris sacerdotii cuius supra   .         .        .      98

               Beneficia que (l. c. 535)

                     -non ualuit quod uoluit.

        6.    (De cruce domini) quare deus natus et passus sit   .         .         .         .    132 

               Corruptum peccatis (l. c. 562, XXXIX 2200) 

                     -cogitatio comprehendere.

        7.    Sermo de aduentu domini cuius supra          .         .         .         .         .    149

               Quoniam presentium obseruatione (l. c. 567)

                     -pontifex pro nobis interpellat I. C. d. n.

        8.     Sermo cuius supra de natiuitate domini        .         .         .         .         .   155

               In diuine miserationis magnitudinem (l. c. 568).

               Ends p. 195: celestia ac terrestria pacificauit.

               On the last page a late note (xiv) on the pronunciation of s

                   between vowels, with memorial verses

                     S sonat exilis vocali duplice cincta, etc.

Supplementary information 

A. Gransden, St Edmundsbury and Cambridge: exhibition catalogues for manuscripts now in collections in Cambridge (Cambridge, 1994).

P.R. Robinson, Catalogue of dated and datable manuscripts c.737-1600 in Cambridge libraries (Cambridge, 1988) vol. I, p. 86, no. 298; vol. II pl. 39 (p. 23).

R.H. Rouse & M.A. Rouse (eds.), Henry of Kirkestede, Catalogus de Libris Autenticis et Apocrifis, Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues 11 (London, 2004) pp.xliv n.59, 522-526 (K667.1-4, 6, 8-10, 16, 24).

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