Franciscus Junius / Francois du Jon
1597 : JUNIUS : Adams
T416(Gonville+Caius, Emmanuel(x2)), Adams
T417( CUL (2, 1 damaged), St. Johns, Sidney Sussex, Christ's). Franeker with
notes by Franciscus Junius (Francois Dujon), Franeker, 1597. Size is folio. I have
photocopies of portions of this. Checked
T416 has the 5 sections: pp. 655, 310, 127, 88, 55[actually 59]. T417
has the last leaf of pt. 5 correctly labelled 59.
Quasten says that Junius' suggested readings in the notes are excellent.
Ernest Evans agrees (in Adv. Prax) but adds that unfortunately he took the
Pamelius edition as his base.
Supposedly this is a very rare edition - so much so, that Callewaert says he had never
seen it, and Waltzing reprinted the sections 6 and 7, because so many scholars had to
depend on second-hand information (see bibliography). But here in England I have
seen more copies of this than any other 16th century edition, by a wide margin.
This is in a series of distinct sections. Some pages have been scanned in.
The edition has the following contents:
- The title page, with blank verso. GIF available.
- A contents page, recto and verso,
with an interesting list of lost works at the end on the back of the page
- Pages 1-655 : Pamelius' text of the works of Tertullian. p656 is blank.
- Junius' notes on this text. These commence with a dedication and life of Tertullian, and
then pp1-310 of notes, compiled from previous writers, and with his own suggestions. Then
a blank leaf.
- Rhenanus' notes from his 3rd edition, with copious references to the Gorze ms; pp1-127.
Begins with a note that Rhenanus's edition has been condemned by the Spanish
Inquistion, and placed on the Index Expurgatorius printed at Madrid in 1584 (this note has
sometimes confused people). At the end of the notes is a list of those things the
Inquistion ordered removed from the notes. (Remember Junius is printing in the Protestant
- A page explaining how Junius got Modius' notes on the Fulda
ms and other mss - GIF, transcription, and translation.
- Modius' collation of the famous Fulda ms.
The book is a single volume in folio - i.e. about 31cm (13 inches) high. Here are
some of the copies I know about - I've seen most of them. However I was
not aware of the T416/417 variant except where labelled.
- Cambridge University library - 2 copies. These differ - one has a page or two of
additional dedicatory material in the middle.
- Norwich City Library. This copy does not have anything beyond the notes of Rhenanus. I
do not know whether it was issued without this appendex, or whether it has simply gone
missing since. Contains a folio of manuscript French notes about the doctrine of
Tertullian bound in front. Mostly thick paper, but the notes of Rhenanus are on thinner
translucent paper than the rest.
- Ipswich Old Town Library. A fine complete copy.
- Woodbridge. Sections 5-8 are bound as an appendix to a 1619 edition, contrary to
the catalogue listing a non-existent Spanish edition (in reality the note at the start of
Other copies listed; British Library; Oxford Colleges: Hertford, Jesus,
Magdalen, New, Pusey, Wadham
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