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London, British Library, Harley 6505


Additional Information

  • Appr. Date: 15th c. (15th c.)
  • Genres: Institutional documents
  • Illustrations: No


In a careful (western-influenced?) and exceedingly beautiful hand. TLG 5330.002, included with Brit. Mus. Add. 22748 (q.v.) in Delehaye’s Deux Typica Byzantins.

Inside the binding is a note in a rough hand that seems to read “3y.b. XXXVII.13”.

An inserted page contains a note in a cleaner hand: “Nota ad usum futuri catalogi. Harl. 6505 is a copy of one Greek manuscript in {the} Lincoln College (Oxford) on vellum, noted Graec. XXXV in the Catalogus of Coxe. — The original has splendid illuminations. — The order of the lost leaves is in the original disturbed; the English transcriptor Wanley (Harl. Man. fol. 58, a) is wrong by meaning that more leaves are wanted in the original. — The inscriptions in the 13 leave[s] of the Harleian copy are those inscribed upon the illuminations of the original. — The copy is well made; lea[f] 55,α. must be read ἀπεκδεχόμεναι instead [of] ἀπεκδέχομαι; this is the lesson of the | original. — The numbers after the word μοδίων fol. 43, a and passim are also wanted in the archetypus. The last leaves of the original must be ordered: 142, 158, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 159, 154 (156, 157), 148-153, 160, 161, 162 etc. The pagination of the original is exactly noted in the Harleian copy.      Dr. Sp[yridon] Lampros.  London. 24 October 1876.”

Above the table of contents are “156. D. 10.  6505” and “20/1 B”. From here there is dual foliation, starting with Indian 1 and Greek ιζ’ (xvii).

Deficiencies in the original sometimes noted, as on the verso of fols. 50 (ξε’) and 53 (ξη’), respectively «ἐν τῷ πρωτοτύπῳ λείπει πολλά» and «λείπει φυλλάρια τρία.»