DUL Add.MS. 1950/A/39/1-12Francesc Eiximenis, Vida de Cristo (fragment)
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Francesc Eiximenis, Vida de Cristo (fragment) reused as pasteboard in a binding.

Digitised: https://n2t.durham.ac.uk/ark:/32150/t2m3n203z149.html

Physical description of manuscript

(1-11) Paper

(12) Parchment

Extent: 12 pieces
Size: 97 mm x 151 mm

Size: 117 mm x 38 mm

Condition of manuscriptPaper mould lines not discernible; a few small pieces broken away; staining on some leaves, with the text obscured in places by damp, offsets and pasting.

No pricking or ruling visible. Written space a little over 151 mm wide. 14+ lines.


Written in cursive


Paraphs, in red. Initials, to chapters, 3-line, red.

Manuscript history

Written in Spain, 15th century.


Former (1-11) parts of the pasteboards and (12) hinge-strip, in Shelfmark of source: Routh LXXVII.C.7, now SB 0399 - Genesius de Sepulveda, Epistolarum libri septem, (Salamanca: apud Ioannem Mariam da Terra Noua & Iacobum Archarium, 1557), with an early tooled binding and the inscription of the Jesuits of Alcala (Spain) dated 1709. Former reference: Portfolio I/30a (see Catalogue of fragments, manuscript and printed, amongst Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections).

Manuscript contents
Original title: Vida de Cristo
Author: Eiximenis, Francesc, approximately 1340-approximately 1409
Date: 15th century
Language: Castilian

(1-11) eleven pieces, of which five have part of the lower margin; (12) one piece, probably from the margin of a manuscript leaf .
(12) blank save for five lines of writing in Latin, s. xiv or xv. (1-11) Francisco de Ximenez O.F.M., trans. from Catalan, Vida de Cristo. Of the nine numbered chapter-rubrics here vi-viii match 6-8 of the translation in the edition sponsored by Hernando de Talavera (1496), but a second viii is there 15, ix is 16, xxvi is 34, and xxviii-xxix are 26-27, while “Capitulo primero” here has the same rubric as cap. 9 there, where it is the first after the prologue to Bk 2, preceded and followed by text different from that here.

Digitised material for Durham University Library Additional MS 1950/A/39 - Vida de Cristo pasteboard fragments
Digitised March 2018