Linköping Diocesan Library, Kl f 3
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.
Support 1pp. 1–146
Watermark 2ff. 13r–13v/16r–16v,
Hand 1Erik Benzelius the Younger
245 × 190 × 13 mm