Haimo, of Auxerre
[Annotatio libri Isaiae prophetae]
Haimo, In Isaiam; Alexander de Essebie, Liber festivalis. manuscript
Title in M.R. James catalogue: Haymo in Esaiam
Title from explicit: Expositio Hamonis super Ysaiam prophetam
England, between ca 1150 and ca 1200.
1 volume (i, 176, ii leaves) : parchment ; 33 x 24 cm.
Manuscript containing Haimo of Auxerre's commentary on Isiaiah (ff. 1-165v) followed by book 1 only of the Liber festivalis of Alexander of Ashby (ff. 166-175v).
Explicit of commentary on Isaiah: Explicit expositio hamonis super Ysaiam prophetam.
Incipit of Liber festivalis: Incipit prologus libri festiualis ab alexandro priore de essebie compositus.
After the explicit of the Liber festivalis the scribe has left a blank space (filled early with miscellaneous notes) and then written the words: Incipit tractatus de trinitate.
Written space: 240 x 170 mm.
Layout: 2 columns of 37 lines. Pricks on both margins to guide ruling.
Foliation: 1-120, 120*, 121-177 ff. For ff. 176, 177 see below.
Quires numbered at end; numbers cut off except for 'XXus' on f. 151v (where XIXus would have been expected).
Written in an ugly hand.
Flourished initials, many in light blue.
Secundo folio: [transire fe]cerit.
At Eton by 1521 on the evidence of the binding.
Ff. 176, 177 (formerly pasted down) are a bifolium from Decretals of Innocent IV in a mid-13th century English hand with some of the texts followed by the commentary of Bernard of Compostella, junior; written space 305-170 mm, in two columns of 78 lines of commentary or 60 lines of text. Two incomplete leaves in ECL MS 14 (f. 202, upper and lower parts) are an adjacent bifolium of the same quire. For detailed description see Ker, pp. 646-647.
Former Eton shelfmark: Bk.2.7.
This catalogue record is based on the work of Neil Ker and M.R. James, as cited in the references below.
Ker, N. R.. Medieval manuscripts in British libraries, v. 2 (1977), p. 646-7
James, M. R. A descriptive catalogue of the manuscripts in the library of Eton College (1895), 20
Eton College Library, MS 20
Reproduction available; Bodleian Library; Eton College Library should be contacted for permission to reproduce; SFW 2117
16th century English calf binding; bound at Eton by Lisley in 1521.
Bible. Isaiah Commentaries Manuscripts.
Fasts and feasts Manuscripts.
Alexander, fl. 12th cent. - 13th cent. of Ashby Liber festivalis.
Innocent, ca. 1200 - 1254 IV, Pope. Decretals
Bernard, of Compostella
Lisley, Andrew, fl. 1520 - 1521 bookbinder.