This description is a preliminary draft and is subject to change without notice
Linköping Diocesan Library, Kl f 3 (Olim B. 9)
Collection of 14th cent. Letters
i, 73 ff.
245 × 190 mm
In PG . the letter is dated A.D. Martii mensis 1476.
There are two notes in Latin in the upper margin of p. 1, partly trimmed. On the left: ‘... cod. fol. ...’. The longer note on the right gives more information: ‘exstat haec epistula in ... 2211, ipsius credo Hermonym... descripta eoque suspecta. (verba sunt domini Boivinii). Extat item in codice Colbertino 3028, pag. 1.’ These two mss (with the present shelfmarks Paris. gr. 2966 and Paris. gr. 3043 respectively) do have the Andronicus letter as their first text. It is catalogued as 16th cent. but could well be 17th.
Paris. gr. 2966, i.e. , has the same indent for the initial in the first paragraph also without filling it in. Cf. also Monacensis gr. 265, fol. 33v–36r, 16th cent.
Probably copied from Paris. gr. 2966, fol. 1v–2v.
For the additional information on who the addressée is, see Leone’s edition. He also gives a fuller dating of the letter, namely 18. June 1473. In PG . the adressée is interpreted as Demetrios Chalkondyles.
In the left of the upper marg. at p. 15, a note says ‘vid. cod. Reg. 2211. fol. 1.’. The same reference is present in Paris. gr. 2131, fol. 173v (i.e., on the page opposing the Theodorus letter, which starts on fol. 174r ‘vide cod. 2211. fol.o 1.o. v.o ’); it seems likely that our scribe took it more or less verbatim directly from Paris. 2131 . The reference points to the aforementioned letter from Theodorus to Demetrius – the one we have on pp. 3–6. On fol. 1v in Paris. 2211, there is a corresponding cross reference to ‘Codicem 3516. fol.o 174’.
On p. 21there is another note: ‘NB Epistola haec, quemadmodum totus fere codex 2211 Reg. Par. Biblioteca, exarata est manu Marci Musuri cuius fuit codex, ille ipse, adquem in superioribus Demetrii epistola fuit scripta. vid. pag. 12.’ The current shelfmark of codex 2211 is Par. gr. 2966, the scribe of which ms was Georgius Hermonymus, as is also the opinion of our scribe in the marginal note on p. 1. Thus, it is not quite clear what our scribe means with the wording ‘quemadmodum totus fere codex 2211’, since that codex does not include the letter at issue here. Paris. gr. 2131, fol. 174v–183v, are in the hand of Marcus Musurus. The note on p. 21 makes this clear; it also gives the cross reference to Marcus Musurus being the adressée on p. 12.
The small lacuna on p. 15 (‘τῶν λεγομένων ⟨τε καὶ ὑπονοουμένων⟩ εὑρίσκῃ’) is present also in Paris. 2131.
Contemporary pagination and foliation in brown ink, probably in Erik Benzelius the Younger’s hand and presenting different sequences for each unit. At the end of the MS it has been complemented in pencil by a later hand: pages 1–24, folios 33–42, folios 1–32, folios 1a–15a, pages 1b–7b
Q1–33.IIp.24 + Q12–143.IIf.33–f.42 + Q4–118.IIf.1–f.32 + Q15–173.IIf.12a + Q18(I + 1f.f.13a)f.15a: the singulion pasted onto the following quire, and the stub from the single leaf probably stuck in-between + Q19IIf.8b
Signatures:In the lower left margin of first recto in all quires except for the last one, in different character series for each codicological unit: Q1–3: A–C Q4–14: a–l Q15–17: α–δ Q19: none
Catchwords:In the lower right margin of last verso in Q4–14, i.e. only in codicological unit 2.
Main watermark, passim. It is accompanied by letters in a frame forming a long name, in the same manner as in the aforementioned examples but difficult to decipher.
This Coat of Arms has a crown surmounted by a small fleur-de-lis.
A shorter name, or combination of characters, but inside the same kind of frame as the name previously mentioned; probably 4–5 characters long, the second? character being an elongated ‘I’ with a hook. Several appearances throughout the volume.
Another combination of a limited number of characters; this time one can discern a fleur-de-lis, and probably an oval of the same height as the hook. A few appearances.
No decorations. There is a blank space for a larger initial on (p. 1), but it was never filled in. Rubrics written in same ink as the texts.
Sewn on three flat sewing supports. Limp covers made out of blue paper glued onto printed waste, cut flush with the bookblock. No endleaf at the end of the volume. Flat spine later covered with a strip of shiny, brown marbled paper, horizontal gilt fillets, and a beige paper label with gold-tooled title (Andronici Epist. Graece). Edges sprinkled in red.
Binding dimensions: 245 × 190 × 13 mm