WALDENSIAN CHURCH.
Libri Salomonis: A Manuscript containing the books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Canticles in the Romaunt or Waldensian dialect, 1843

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Waldensian Church.
Title: Libri Salomonis: A Manuscript containing the books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Canticles in the Romaunt or Waldensian dialect, 1843
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 390
Extent: 0.20 cubic ft. (1 volume)
Abstract:Consists of one volume of a handwritten copy of the books of Solomon in the Waldensian dialect.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

This volume was purchased as part of the Christoph Keller, Jr. Library collection from the General Theological Seminary, New York.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Libri Salomonis: A Manuscript containing the books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Canticles in the Romaunt or Waldensian dialect, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Brandon Wason, May 2015.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

This volume contains three books of the Old Testament (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon) written in the Romaunt, or Waldensian dialect. The manuscript was copied, in 1843, from a source at the Library of Trinity College, Dublin. The source is The New Testament, with the Books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Cantica, Wisdom, and Ecclessiasticus, in the Romance or Waldensian Dialect (Class A. Tab. 4, No. 13. Ex Biblioth. Usser.). The original manuscript from which this version was copied originated in the sixteenth century and at one point was part of the library of Archbishop James Ussher (1581-1656). This later copy was presented to Dr. William Stephen Gilly (1789-1855), a nineteenth century expert on Romaunt manuscripts and the author of The Romaunt Version of the Gospel according to St. John (London: John Murray, 1848).

Publication Note

Todd, James Henthorn. The Books of the Vaudois: The Waldensian Manuscripts Preserved in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin. London and Cambridge: Macmillan, 1865.

Scope and Content Note

The entire volume is handwritten in the same hand in black ink with rubricated borders and titles. The Song of Solomon portion has further rubrication indicating the words spoken by Christ to the Church.

The following text precedes the title page: "This manuscript, containing the books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Canticles in the Romaunt or Waldensian dialect, was copied from a quarto volume on parchment, preserved in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin (Class A Tab:4, No. 13 ex Biblioth. Usser:) and presented to the Revd. Dr. Gilly, — for [...] January 28th. 1843, by Mary Shields."



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