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Bloomington, Indiana University, Bloomington, Lilly Library at Indiana University,  Medieval and Renaissance 48
Description: One bifolium - Not bound. - Hugo, Graf von Walderdorff (1823-1918), who bought it from an antiquarian bookseller in Regensburg before 1874, his Fragm. germ. 1. 2o; by descent to Sotheby’s, 4 December 2007, lot 2, bought by the Lilly Library. - von Walderdorff 1874, pp. 198-206; Bartsche 1886, pp. 197-206; Hohmann 1909, p. 17; Reissenberger 1914, p. xii.
Notes:-Other leaves of the same manuscript are known in the Landesarchiv in Innsbruck, Hs 21/I (14 bifolia and 2½ leaves), Hs 21/II (a bifolium) and Hs 4079 (a bifolium). The present leaves were discovered and edited by the Graf von Walderdorff in the 1870s, but since his death in 1918 they had disappeared and were assumed to have been lost until their reappearance at Sotheby’s in 2007, when they were bought by the Lilly Library, together with a bifolium from a New Testament lection book, also in German. These are now the only specimens of the text in any library outside continental Europe.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 4
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/MedievalandRenaissance48_40
Language: Latin Country: Germany Century: 14th

Part 1: One bifolium
Description: - Parchment - 359 x 242 mm - 2 columns, 32 lines, each column 248 mm. by approximately 70 mm. (width varies) with approximately 22 mm. between columns, initials of each line of verse set slightly into the margins; written in dark brown ink.
Country: GermanyCardinal point: southern
Region: Bavaria or west Austria?City:
Assigned Date: s. XIV2/4Searchable Date Range: 1325 - 1350
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Gothic Textura
Other Decoration: Headings in red, initials touched in red; 3-line initial in alternating red with blue penwork and blue with red penwork.
Notes: Extremely worn, recovered from use as a wrapper around a bookbinding. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1-2
Title: Väterbuch
Title: Lives of the fathers
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Daz wart an im dicke chunt
Explicit: wart er auch chrutzleich gesunt
Notes: According to the census of manuscripts of the Väterbuch in the on-line Marburger Repertorium, the poem is attested by seven substantially complete manuscripts (in Hamburg, Hildesheim, Klosterneuberg, Königsberg, Leipzig, Strasbourg and Vienna) and a number of fragments. The text here concerns the lives of Arsenius (c. 350–c. 445), Roman scholar and tutor to the imperial children in Constantinople, who escaped to the Egyptian desert and spent the rest of his long life making mats out of palm leaves; Daniel the Stylite (c. 409–493), who lived on a pillar near Constantinople and only came down to rebuke the emperor Basilicus for supporting Monophysitism; and Ammon, who lived with his wife in chastity until they both fled separately to the Nitrian desert, he to be a hermit and she a nun. 
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f. 1r   Vaterbuch. Leaf opens Daz wart an im dicke chunt . . .
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f. 1v   Vaterbuch. Leaf ends ob got wil ich sol sehen in.
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f. 2r   Vaterbuch, Sein arbeit wuhs vil ze groz . .
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f. 2v   Vaterbuch. Leaft ends wart er auch churtzleich gesunt
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