BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
THE JAMES MARSHALL AND MARIE-LOUISE OSBORN
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
John Smyth of Nibley (1567-1640), Commentary on John Seton's
"Dialectica;" notes on Aristotle's "Organon," and Porphyry;
Commentaries in Latin on the Greek and Hebrew texts of the Lord's
Prayer and the Apostles' Creed, with texts of each in Italian and
French; incomplete commentary on the Hebrew text of Esther. Oxford,
f. 1v Inscription reads "... xi novembris, 1599 anno ... sum aetatis
xxxii annorum, Jo: Smyth.
ff. 2r-13v Commentary on the Dialectica of John Seton.
f. 14r In Aristotelis Organon prologomena, primo Junii, 1591,
ff. 15r-27r In Organon seu Logicam Aristotelis, 23 Decemb incepta
ff. 27r-39v Notes on Porphyry.
ff. 40r-42r In Symbolum Sanctorum Apostolorum, finished July 1,
1589; Latin commentary on Greek text.
ff. 42v-43v In precationem dominicam praxis, cum interpretatione
latina, June 16-17, 1589.
ff. 44r-48v Continuation of notes on Porphyry.
ff. 49v-58v In librum Estera praxis, 10 die Julii incepta, 1589.
ff. 59r-61r Latin commentary on the Apostle's Creed (hebrew text),
finished June 6 1589.
ff. 61v-62v Dominicam in precationem praxis (Hebrew) cum
interpretatione latina, finished May 12, 1589.
f. 63r Lord's Prayer and Apostles' Creed in French.
f. 63v Lord's Prayer and Apostles' Creed in Italian.
Paper; 64 ff. 201 x 145 mm.; 1 column.
Cursive script. Bound in thick vellum.
Bequest of James M. Osborn, 1976.
Comments: John Smyth of Nibley was a genealogical antiquary. This
manuscript was written from 1589 to 1591, while he was at Magdalen
College, Oxford (1587-1594).
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