Codices latini antiquiores. A palaeographical guide to latin manuscripts prior to the ninth century. Part IX Germany: Maria Laach - Würzburg / Part I The Vatican City, 1959, S. 42CLA IX, 1959, S. 42CLA IX, 1959, S. 42CLA IX, 1959, S. 43; CLA I, 1934, S. 13CLA IX, 1959, S. 43; CLA I, 1934, S. 14 (Vorläufige Beschreibung)
Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Cod. Guelf. 64 Weiss.
Isidori episcopi Hispalensis etymologiarum vel originum libb. XX; Varia fragmenta
Parchment — 328 leaves — 266 (200)218 (150-171) — Bobbio — VIII. Jh., 1. H. Die Datierung der palimpsestierten Teile s. u.
Parchment Lagen: (Foll. I + 328 (foliated 1-244, 255-338) + II). Gatherings normally of eight, all leaves arranged with hair-side outside. Signed in the middle of the lower margin of the last (on fol. 106r also the first) page with numerals, some preceded by q. in 2 columns of 24, 25, 30, or 32 lines Ruling on the flesh-side, normally 4 bifolia at a time before folding, with the direct impression on the outer bifolium. Double bounding lines at the outer margin of each column, single at the margin between the columns. Prickings in the outer margin guided the ruling. rapid cursive minuscule mainly of the North Italian type by several hands, one hand seen on fol. 160v shows a curious mixture of North Italian and Merovingian cursive. Ink grey or yellowish grey. Punctuation: the medial point marks various pauses; an ivy leaf occurs here and there at end of sections. Omissions indicated by signes de renvoi. Run-overs carried to the line above are set off by an oblique line or curve. Abbreviations include bs (b;) = bus, q̲ (q: , q; , q = que; ep̅o = episcopo; isrh̅l = israel; n̅ = non; n̅i̅ = nostri; p̲, p̅, p̅p̅ = per, prae, propter; qs, qd̅, quo̅ (qn̅m and q̅m̅), q̲q̲ = qui, quod, quoniam, quoque; = rum; st = sunt; = uel- Omitted m marked by a simple stroke, occasionally with a dot above. spelling shows confusion of b and u : 'auiuus' (auibus). i-longa is frequent; ligatures with suprascript a and fl with l subscript are frequent; one form of ri with the long downward stroke to the right is noteworthy; typical of North Italy is the st ligature; is used indifferently for hard and soft ti. Citations marked by one or two s-like flourishes in the left margin. Some contemporary notes in North Italian syllabic tachygraphy. Corrections partly contemporary, partly saec. IX-X. A Latin entry in uncial saec. VII was written on fol. 233 (palimpsest of Greek Gospels saec. VI) before the leaf was re-used for Isidore.Colophons in Rustic capital or uncial, in lines alternately red and black, or in ornamental hollow capitals filled with red and yellow (fol. 338v); chapter headings in red uncial or Rustic capital. Simple red capitals at the beginning of sentences.
Herkunft: Written in North Italy, to judge from its script, and in the same scriptorium as Vatic. Lat. 5763, a twin manuscript of Isidore's Etymologiae given to Bobbio by Boniprandus (C.L.A., I.39). — At Weissenburg at least by the fourteenth century, as is proved by the shelf-mark on fol. 1, found also in other Weissenburg manuscripts. — Came to Wolfenbüttel in 1690.
fols. 1-338 Isidorus, Etymologiae. (cursive minuscule saec. VIII). Partly palimpsest, secondary script, the primary scripts come from 7 different manuscripts, non-palimpsest are foll. 1-42, 75-81, 106-113, 138-145, 170-177, 202-209, 234-241, 260-267, 271 - this leaf is conjoint to fol. 272 and belongs to the Greek Gospels saec. VI -, 334-338. Latin
fols. 43-74., 82-89., 98-105., 114-137., 146-153., 162-169., 186-193., 218-225., 268-270., 273-275., 305-310.. (Greek uncial saec. VI). Greek
fols. 90-97. 154-161. 178-185. 226-233. 242-244. 257-259. 272. 278. 279. 298. 300-301. 303. Gospels. (Greek uncial saec. VI). Greek
fols. 194-201., 299., 302., 303., 304., 311. Gospels. (Greek uncial saec. V). Greek
fols. 210-217., 276., 281., 318-325. Fragmenta operis incerti christiani. an unidentified Latin manuscript (half-uncial and uncial saec. VI). Latin
fols. 255., 256., 277., 280. Epistulae Pauli, Gothice et Latine. (Gothic and Latin in uncial saec. V). Latin and Gothic
fols. 282., 283., 288-297., 312-317., 328-331. Libri Iudicum et Ruth (fragm.). (uncial saec. V²). Latin
fols. 284-287., 326., 327., 332., 333. Praefationes Hieronymi, Liber Iob I-XV.24. (half-uncial saec. VI). Latin
Lowe 1387 (Cod. Guelf. 64 Weiss. (foll. 210-276, 281, 318-325))
Parchment — 18 leaves — 262 (250)215 (182) — — Lowe 1387 (Cod. Guelf. 64 Weiss. (foll. 210-276, 281, 318-325)): North Italy / — — Lowe 1387 (Cod. Guelf. 64 Weiss. (foll. 210-276, 281, 318-325)): eighth century
Parchment rather thick. Now numbered 210-217, 276, 281, 318-325. Apparently in 27 long lines. Ruling before folding. Double bounding lines in both margins. Pricking in the outer margin guided the ruling. Punctuation: the medial point occurs. Abbreviations: normal forms of some Nomina Sacra are visible. Omitted M is marked by a simple horizontal. Script is mostly half-uncial, but the entire fol. 211 is in uncial; in the half-uncial is used regularly, R occasionally, i-longa occurs; in the uncial the bow of a is almost horizontal and hangs above the line; uncial S leans to the left.
Herkunft: Origin uncertain. Rewritten in the eighth century in North Italy with Isidore's Etymologiae.
Lowe 1388 (Cod. Guelf. 64 Weiss. (foll. 255, 256, 277, 280))
Parchment — 4 leaves — 264 (228)216 (ca. 185) — Lowe 1388 (Cod. Guelf. 64 Weiss. (foll. 255, 256, 277, 280)): North Italy /
Parchment well prepared. Ink shows dark yellow traces. Lagen: 4 folios survive, constituting the outer bifolium and the second bifolium from the middle of the same quire Gatherings of eight, with flesh-side outside. Signed in the centre of the lower margin of the last page with a letter enclosed between lines and angular florishes; the letter E used as quire-mark on fol. 280v has the Gothic, not the Latin, form. in 2 columns of 27 lines Ruling apparently on the flesh-side, before folding. Apparently double bounding lines to each column. Prickings run through the text - an ancient practice. Written per cola et commata. Most verses of the Latin are preceded by a fine horizontal transected by a comma - apparently a paragraph mark. Punctuation: the main pause is marked by a triangular medial point. Citations are indicated by small 7-like flourishes in the left margin. Abbreviations confined the normal forms of Nomina Sacra and B· = bus; q· = que; N̅I̅ = nostri. Omitted M is marked by a horizontal with dot below, after a vowel. The Latin script is an expert uncial of the old type: the bow of a is a low shallow oval; the hasta of E is high and the eye is open. Each verse begins with a large uncial letter. Ink shows dark yellow traces.
Herkunft: Written presumably in North Italy. Rewritten in the eighth century in North Italy with Isidore's Etymologiae.
Lowe 40 und **40 (Cod. Guelf. 64 Weiss.(foll. 282, 283, 288-297, 312-317, 328-331) + Vatic. Lat. 5763)
Parchment — 22 leaves (+ 55 leaves Vatic. Lat. 5763) — 262 (182-185)215 (182-188) — Lowe 40 und **40 (Cod. Guelf. 64 Weiss.(foll. 282, 283, 288-297, 312-317, 328-331) + Vatic. Lat. 5763): Italy /
Parchment Ink has left dark yellow traces. Lagen: Gatherings of eight, with flesh-side outside. Signed with a numeral preceded by a capital Q (resembling Arabic 2), both overlined by parallel lines. (CLA I, 40 (Vatic. Lat. 5763): Signed by a Roman numeral preceded by q in the lower right-hand corner of the last page.) Now folliated as follows: Wolfenb. foll. 282, 283, 288-297, 312, 317, 328-331. 77 folios survive: 22 at Wolfenbüttel and 55 at the Vatican (Vatic. Lat. 5763). in 18 long lines The text is written verse by verse. Ruling on the flesh-side before folding. Apparently double bounding lines. Prickings run through the text - an ancient practice. Script is large, rather heavy, but expert uncial of the old type: for details see under the Vatican. Interlinear corrections in small uncial. (CLA I, 40 (Vatic. Lat. 5763): Very expert, large, bold uncial; the upper bow of B is very small, P usually open, the cross-stroke of T very tiny.) No punctuation. Abbreviations confined to Nomina Sacra; DN̅E = Domine. (CLA I, 40 (Vatic. Lat. 5763): DN̅S̅, DN̅I̅ = dominus, -i, SP̅S̅ = spiritus.) Omitted M, at line-end only, marked by a simple stroke after the vowel. (CLA I, 40 (Vatic. Lat. 5763): The spelling QUU occurs often for CU, e.g. 'quuius', 'quui', ZI is used for DI in 'mazian' constantly.) Interlinear corrections in small uncial.Running titles on some hair-side openings in Rustic capital between ivy leaves (Wolfenbüttel fol. 314). A large letter begins each page. (CLA I, 40 (Vatic. Lat. 5763): A large letter begins each page, even in mid-word.)
Herkunft: Written presumably in Italy. Re-used in the eighth century in North Italy for copying two distinct manuscripts of Isidore.
Lowe 41 und **41 (Cod. Guelf. 64 Weiss.(foll. 284-287, 326, 327, 332, 333) + Vatic. Lat. 5763)
Parchment — 8 leaves (+ 14 leaves Vatic. Lat. 5763) — 263 (218)216 (ca. 167) — Lowe 41 und **41 (Cod. Guelf. 64 Weiss.(foll. 284-287, 326, 327, 332, 333) + Vatic. Lat. 5763): North Italy
Parchment well prepared. Lagen: Gatherings of eight For the original order of these leaves see under the Vatican. (CLA I, 41 (Vatic. Lat. 5763): The true order of the leaves is: Wolfenbüttel foll. 285, 287, 326, 332, 327, 333, 284, 286, complete quire.). Signed in the lower right-hand corner of the last page with a numeral preceded by q.. (CLA I, 41 (Vatic. Lat. 5763): Signed by a Roman numeral preceded by a q in the lower right-hand corner of the last page.). 22 folios survive: 8 at Wolfenbüttel and 14 at the Vatican (Vatic. Lat. 5763). in 24 long lines Ruling on the flesh-side, apparently 2 bifolia at a time before folding. Single bounding lines. Prickings run through the text - a sign of antiquity. Written verse by vers with the beginning of each verse projecting. (CLA I, 41 (Vatic. Lat. 5763): The first line of the text is in red.initials in pen-and-ink outline, a sweeping curved C suggesting the use of a compass, with the fish motif, and an initial V.) Script is a bold and regular half-uncial resembling the script of the Evagrius palimpsest in Carlsruhe Aug. CCLIII (C.L.A., VIII. 1107): uncial is the rule; R occurs at line-end; other details given in the Vatican. (CLA I, 41 (Vatic. Lat. 5763): Regular well-formed expert writing: G has invariably the uncial form; A has now the pure uncial form, now a form with an expanded bow; groups of letters and even whole lines of uncial occur, also with cedilla by the first hand; the ligature UI is shaped like open q, the ligature NE shows the Rustic capital E.) For the ductus and the irregular admixture one may also compare the Ravenna Ambrose and Verona I (I) Append. Fragm. II (C.L.A., IV. 410 a-b and 474). Punctuation: various pauses are marked by the medial point, sometimes followed by a comma. Abbreviations confined to Nomina Sacra, omn̅p̅s = omnipotens (fol. 284), and b͘ (with the point high), q· = bus, que. Omitted M marked by a simple stroke or a horizontal flourish. (CLA I, 41 (Vatic. Lat. 5763): The medial point used for punctuation. Few abbreviations: b͘ (with the point high) = bus; q) = que; DN̅S̅, DN̅I̅ = dominus, -i; OM̅N̅PS = omnipotens (teste Dold). Omitted M and N at line-ends marked by the mere stroke. There are the usual confusions of B and U, I and E, and once 'occulis' occurs, but otherwise spelling is good.)
Herkunft: Written presumably in North Italy, in the scriptorium which produced the Evagrius palimpsest in Carlsruhe Aug. CCLIII (C.L.A., VIII. 1107), possibly at Ravenna to judge by the script. Re-used in the eighth century in North Italy for copying two distinct manuscripts of Isidore.