1617: Pamelius Reprint, Cologne

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1617 : PAMELIUS (Reprint) : Cologne, reprint of Pamelius. Copy in Cambridge University Library. Checked.  

(I will put some pages online as soon as I have a scanner large enough to handle the folio (=A3) bordered pages.)

1.  Title page, blank reverse.  COLONIAE AGRIPPINAE | Sumptibus Antonij Hierat, bibliopolae sub signo Gryphi. | Anno M.DC.XVII. bf

2.  Epistola Dedicatoria, to Pope Gregory XIII, by Pamelius.  Page numbers of 5-9.  P.8 discusses codices:

Qua in re plurimum adiutus sum tribus MS. membranaceis codicibus Vaticanis, quos Alano Copo, piae memoriae, Theologo eruditissimo, nostro nomine, illustriss. Cardinalis Sirletus subministrauit; cum tam fuit cordi haec nostra opera, vt per Dn. Fredericum, suum in Bibliothecae praefectura vicarium, & alios quosdam amanuenses, iusserit  singulos illos conferri cum codice excuso, atque ita varias lectiones in marginem adnotatas ad nos transmitti.  Cuius adeo Celsitudini, vti etiam Illustrissimis Cardinalibus Hosio & Granuellano, qui apud illum eius rei fuerunt intercessores, est quod gratias immortales & agam & habeam.  Nec parum ad hanc rem contulerunt MS. Libri Monasteriorum S. Amandi ac Bauonis, & Anglicus quidam, quem thesauri loco penes se adseruabit quondam Ioan. Clemens Anglus.  Quibus accesserunt coniecturae doctissimorum virorum, Latini Latinij Itali, & Ioan. Harrisij Angli, ab ipsis mecum communicatae, & obseruationes aliorum, quorum suis quibusque locis fiet mentio.

3.  Epistola Dedicatoria, to Philip II  of Spain (and Belgium), by Pamelius.  Has page numbers of 10-12.  Pamelius describes how long he worked on it.  At the end of p.11 and start of p.12 is an interesting passage:

Accedit, quod | hoc mihi fore sperem ad instar supplicis libelli, quo aliquando impetrare liceat, vt mihi iussu TVAE MAIESTATIS mittatur in proximam editionem Graecum illud Tertulliani exemplar, quod in Bibliotheca vestra Hispanica adseruari a fide dignis accepi.

(The remainder of page 12 is filled up by a passage EX BELLARMINO DF SCRIPTO|RIBVS ECCLESIAST, giving a brief biography of Tertullian and a list of works.)

4.  Page numbering resets to '1', a poem about Pamelius' work by one Andrew Hoius of Bruges.  Pages 1-3.  Page 3 is filled up with an index of the prefatory material appearing later.

5.  TERTVLLIANI EFFIGIES.  p.4 contains a 'portrait' of Tertullian, and the page is filled up by some more verse by P.Bacherius.

6.  Table of Contents, on pages 5-6.  Divided into 5 parts.

7.  NOTARVM EXPLICATIO, QVIBVS INDICANTVR TVM CODICES MS. ET EXCVSI, TVM AVCTORES ALIQVOD praecipui, qui in restituendo castigandove Tertulliano vfsui fuerunt.

A table of abbreviations and the explanation, listing MSS, editions, other writers.  Here are some interesting extracts:

Angl. Anglicus Codex antiquissimus Ioan. Clementis Angli, d quo vii. castigati sunt Libri.
Bau. Apologeticus ms. Ecclesiae Cathedralis S. Bauonis Gandauensis.
Colon. Coloniens.cod.ms, Apologetici, quem per Melchiorem Hittorpium subinde consuluit Pamelius.
Elnon. Elnonens. S.Amandi codex ms. Apolog.
Paris. Parisiensis editio in 8. forma apud Andoenum Paruum ann. 1566
Pith. Petri Pithoei Cod. ms. Librorum de pall. Apolog. & de Anima, & eiusdem Obseruationes.
Vatic. Vaticani tres codices ms. quorum Lectiones varias descripsit piae memoriae Alanus Copus Anglus, duspiciis Illustrissmi Cardinalis Sirleti.

8.  This page taken up with a verse in Greek.

Then begins the Vita by Pamelius.  (One day I hope to have the time to index the rest).

 

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