Tertullianus: Adversus Marcionem Stoicum libri V.
Tertullianus (cca. 155–220/240) Roman lawyer and theologian refutes in this work Marcion’s idea of contradiction between the Old and the New Testament. In Hungary, the codex first belonged probably to Johannes Vitez (cca. 1408–1472), archbishop of Esztergom, as on the margins of the codex there is a remarkable number of his autograph notes. At the end of the text, Vitez recorded where and when he accomplished reading (f. 178r): “finivi transcurrendo Nitrie die ij juny 1468. Emendare non potui propter inemendatum exemplar” (“I finished reading [the text] through in Nyitra on 2 June 1468. I could not emend it because the lack of emendations in another copy”). (Edina Zsupán)
Source: The Corvina Library and the Buda Worskhop: [National Széchényi Library, November 6, 2018 –February 9, 2019] A Guide to the Exhibition; introduction and summary tables: Edina Zsupán; object descriptions: Edina Zsupán, Ferenc Földesi; English translation: Ágnes Latorre, Budapest: NSZL, 2018, p. 142
For a detailed codex description see:
Dániel Pócs, Q. Septimus Florens Tertullianus: A sztoikus Markión ellen (Adversus Marcionem Stoicum libri V), in: Edina Zsupán (ed.), “Az ország díszére”. A Corvina könyvtár budai műhelye, kiállítási katalógus, Budapest, OSZK 2020, Kat.-No F4, 295-298.
DATA SHEETShelfmark: Cod. Lat. 10.
Keeper location: University Library, Eötvös Loránd University
Content: Adversus Marcionem Stoicum libri V
Writing medium: parchment
Number of sheets: II + 178 + I* fol.
Sheet size: 278 × 193 mm
Place of writing: Florence
Date of writing: before 1468 (mid-1460s)
Scriptor: "The scribe of Laur. Fies. 44" Cf. Albinia de La Mare, New Research on Humanistic Scribes in Florence, in: Annarosa Garzelli (a cura di), Miniatura Fiorentina del Rinascimento 1440-1525. Un primo censimento, 2 vols, Florence 1985, vol. 1, 395-600 (437-438, 547, Nr. 88/15).
Illuminator: Francesco di Antonio del Chierico
Place of illumination: Florence
Date of illumination: before 1468 (mid-1460s)
Crest: King Matthias' Hungarian and Bohemian royal coat-of-arms; "second heraldic painter", Buda, late 1480s
Possessor, provenience: In Hungary, the codex first belonged probably to Johannes Vitéz (c. 1408–1472), archbishop of Esztergom, as on the margins of the codex there is a remarkable number of his autograph notes. King Matthias Hunyadi; Ottoman sultans; it was returned to Hungary as a present of Abdul Hamid, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire in 1877.
Entries: At the end of the text, Johannes Vitéz recorded where and when he accomplished reading: "finivi transcurrendo Nitrie die ij juny 1468. Emendare non potui propter inemendatum exemplar." (f. 178r)
Binding: 19th-century, wooden board, green Turkish leather binding. Originally bound in violet velvet, the name of the author on the Buda-style fore-edge reads: TERTULIANUS
Language of corvina: Latin
Condition: Restored (NSZL, Györgyi Szlabey, 1988)