Description of Special Collections, Lehigh Codex 4: Moral and didactic writingscontributorAndrew StahlhutcatalogerDot PorterCouncil on Library and Information ResourcesSpecial CollectionsThese images and the content of Special Collections Lehigh Codex 4: Moral and didactic writings are free of known copyright restrictions and in the public domain. See the Creative Commons Public Domain Mark page for usage details, http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/.To the extent possible under law, Lehigh University Libraries, Special Collections has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this metadata about Special Collections Lehigh Codex 4: Moral and didactic writings. This work is published from: United States. For a summary of CC0, see https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. Legal code: https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/legalcode.First leaf (penciled foliation [2]) has small illegible name in upper left, potential previous owner; "August 1818"Multiple misnumbered/out of order foliation numbers; in the 90s, foliation is sometimes partially cut off the top of the pageUnited StatesBethlehemLehigh UniversitySpecial CollectionsLehigh Codex 4MS Hirsh 45221313This is a thirteenth-century compendium of moral and didactic writings, with a colophon dating the manuscript to 1268. The book contains a varied collection of texts, ranging from Roman Seneca in the 1st century, through the North African apologist Fulgentius in the sixth, to the near-contemporary sermons and the recent Moralitates of the learned Englishman Holcot. The manuscript is a good example of a late medieval compendium, and contains a variety of authors known all across Europe.LatinMoral and didactic writingsHolkot, Robertus, -1349Fulgentius, Saint, Bishop of Ruspa, 468-533Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, approximately 4 B.C.-65 A.D.Albertus, Magnus, Saint, 1193?-1280former ownerCarthusians of TrevisoEst scriptum. Et sermones isti facti sunt apud fratres predicatores in Colonia, anno Domini MCCLXVIII.1rRobertus Holcot, Moralitates[25r]Fulgentius, De imaginibus virtutumApollo dicitur principalis proles Jovis...44rSeneca, Declamationes XXV moralisataeAntiquitus in civitate Atheniensi fuit constituta talis lex...57vAlbertus Magnus (?), Serones XXXII de sacramento corporis DominiVenite, comedite panem meum...

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One column, 29 lines, occasional leaves are frame ruled but most are not ruled; first quire is entirely frame ruled and prickings are made along the ruling lines; prickings visible on the edges of pages throughout the rest of the quiresGothic--textualis quadrataThree diagrams, with explanation, of the Arbor virtutum, the first having the Sacramentum corporis Domini nostri Jesu Christi as its trunk (ff. 56r-58v)Stub rectoFour-line red initial TStub versoTwo-line red initial C1rTwo-line red initial T2rTwo-line red initial L2vTwo-line red initial L3rTwo-line red initial S4rTwo-line red initial N5rTwo-line red initial F5vTwo-line red initial V6rTwo-line red initial L6vThree-line red initial P7rTwo-line red initial L7vTwo-line red initial R8rTwo-line red initial L8vTwo-line red initial N9vTwo-line red initial S10vTwo-line red initial N11rTwo-line red initial D11vTwo-line red initial P12rTwo-line red initial L12rTwo-line red initial R12vTwo-line red initial N13rTwo-line red initial N[misnumbered recto]Two-line red initial F[misnumbered verso]Two-line red initial N14rTwo-line red initial N14vTwo-line red initial N16rTwo-line red initial L16rTwo-line red initial R16vTwo-line red initial N16vTwo-line red initial N17rTwo-line red initial B17vTwo-line red initial R17vTwo-line red initial N18vTwo-line red initial N18vTwo-line red initial L19rTwo-line red initial N19vTwo-line red initial N20rTwo-line red initial D20vTwo-line red initial A20vTwo-line red initial F20vTwo-line red initial S21rTwo-line red initial L21rTwo-line red initial L21vTwo-line red initial R21vTwo-line red initial N22rTwo-line red initial S22vTwo-line red initial L24rFour-line red initial A[25r]Two-line red initial S26rTwo-line red initial D27rTwo-line red initial V27vTwo-line red initial P28vTwo-line red initial S28vTwo-line red initial M29vTwo-line red initial P30rTwo-line red initial D30rTwo-line red initial P31rTwo-line red initial M31vTwo-line red initial V32rTwo-line red initial U32vTwo-line red initial P33rFour-line red initial F34rFour-line red initial F35rTwo-line red initial F36rTwo-line red initial T36vTwo-line red initial P36vTwo-line red initial N37rTwo-line red initial R37rTwo-line red initial P37vTwo-line red initial C37vTwo-line red initial A38rTwo-line red initial D38rTwo-line red initial N38vTwo-line red initial N38vTwo-line red initial R38vTwo-line red initial F39rTwo-line red initial N39vTwo-line red initial A39vTwo-line red initial A40rTwo-line red initial D40rTwo-line red initial A40vTwo-line red initial R41rTwo-line red initial R41rTwo-line red initial M41vTwo-line red initial A42rTwo-line red initial P42vTwo-line red initial P43rThree-line red initial A44rFour-line red initial T44vTwo-line red initial Q45rTwo-line red initial F45rFour-line red initial T45vTwo-line red initial P46rThree-line red initial T46vTwo-line red initial A47rTwo-line red initial F47rTwo-line red initial E47vThree-line red initial T48rTwo-line red initial F48vTwo-line red initial A49rTwo-line red initial E49rThree-line red initial T49vTwo-line red initial L50rTwo-line red initial F50rFour-line red initial T50vTwo-line red initial E51rTwo-line red initial L51vThree-line red initial T52rTwo-line red initial A52vTwo-line red initial E53rThree-line red initial T53vTwo-line red initial L55rTree diagram55vTree diagram56rTree diagram56vFive-line decorated initial D57rTwo-line red initial D57vThree-line red initial U60vTwo-line red initial U62rThree-line red initial U64rTwo-line red initial U66rThree-line red initial U68rThree-line red initial U70rTwo-line red initial U72rThree-line red initial U73vThree-line red initial U76vTwo-line red initial U78rTwo-line red initial U80rTwo-line red initial U82rTwo-line red initial U83vThree-line red initial U[85v]Two-line red initial U87vTwo-line red initial U89vTwo-line red initial U91rTwo-line red initial U93vThree-line red initial U96rThree-line red initial U98rThree-line red initial U99vTwo-line red initial U101vTwo-line red initial U103rTwo-line red initial U104vTwo-line red initial U107rTwo-line red initial U108vTwo-line red initial U110rTwo-line red initial U[111v]Two-line red initial U[113r]Two-line red initial U[114v]Two-line red initial U[116v]Two-line red initial U

Original wooden boards and pigskin; lined with a parchment leaf of a 13th century theological text

1268

Northern Italy?Owned by the Carthusians of Treviso, f. 44 signed "per manum Walteri fratris Carth(usiani)"; in Paris, 1818; n. 10 in a French 14th century collection; Dr. David King collection at Newport; his sale (New York, 12 May 1884, II, n. 2344); acquired by Lehigh in 1887Book TypeAccountsAntiphonaryArmorialBibleBiographyBook of HoursBreviaryChronicleCollection of SermonsCommentaryDictionaryDocumentDogaleFriendship bookGenealogyGlossaryGospel LectionaryGospelsGradualHaggadahHomilaryHorologionHymnalKoranLectionaryMass bookMiscellanyMissalPontificalPortolan chartPrayer bookPrivate devotional textProcessionalProtective scrollPsalterPsalter-HoursQur`anRecipe bookSaint's LifeScribal manualSong bookTorahTreatiseCentury6th century7th century8th century9th century10th century11th century12th century13th century14th century15th century16th century17th century18th century19th century20th centuryCultureAbbasidArabicArmenianAshkenaziAustrianByzantineCarolingianChineseChristianCopticDutchEgyptianEnglishEthiopianFatimidFlemishFrenchGermanIndianIslamicItalianJewishMamlukMughalOttomanOttonianPersianPortugueseQajarRajputRussianSafavidSephardiSpanishTimuridTurkishYemeniteDescriptive termAccordion bookAlbumAnnotatedBindingCalligraphyCaroline minusculeChartCharterColophonDamageDiagramsDrawingEarly Abbasid scriptFragmentGlossGothicGothic book handGrisailleGrotesquesHeadpieceHeraldryHistoriated initialHumanisticIlluminationIllustrationInhabited initialKuficManiculesMedallionMicrographyMiniatureMissing leavesMusical notationNew Abbasid styleNotable bindingOriginal bindingOrnamentPaintingPalimpsestPaperPenwork initialPuzzle initialRaginiRomanesqueScrapbookScrollScroll-work initialSealsTablesTexturaTreasure bindingWatermarkWhite-vine letteringWoodcutsGeographyAfghanistanArmeniaAustriaBelgiumCentral Arab lands (Near East)Central AsiaChinaEgyptEnglandEthiopiaFlandersFranceGermanyGreeceIndiaIranIraqIsraelItalyMaghrebMoroccoNetherlandsPakistanPortugalRomaniaRussiaSpainSub-Saharan (West) AfricaTurkeyWalesYemenOtherAlchemyAllegoryAstrologyAstronomyBiblicalBinding wasteCartographyChurch FathersCosmologyDevotionFinancial recordsFortune-tellingFriendshipGamesGeographyGeomancyGrammarHistoryKabbalahLegalLiterature -- PoetryLiterature -- ProseLiturgyLogicMagicMaritimeMathematicsMineralogyPhilosophyPiyutimResponsaScienceScience -- MedicineScriptureSufismTheology13th centuryItalianItalyCollection of SermonsPhilosophyDrawingIllustrationMiscellany