Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica, Vat. Lat. 6300

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Other shelfmark(s): Gijsel Q3a7

Physical Description: the manuscript is in two parts: A. paper, 190 × 135 mm, 1 col., 86 fols., B. parchment, 175 × 130 mm, 1 and 2 cols., 46 fols.

Language: Latin

Date: 15th cent. (B) and 17th cent. (A)

Provenance: unknown


Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew (CANT 51; fols. 87r–127r), prefaced by the spurious letters between Chromatius and Heliodorus and Jerome; with pars altera;  followed by a series of miracles of the child Jesus (fol. 128r–132v).

Hospitality and Perfume of the Bandit (CANT 78.3; 118r–119r; inserted between Ps.-Mt. 17:2 and 18:1)

Additional Contents: Part A features a speech delivered in 1616 at the Accademia degli Humoristi in Rome, Varia carmina et primo in pulices et cimices by Johannes Baptista Berardelli de Podio Donadei, and the Heroëlegium de Urbano VIII summo pontifici. Some French songs appear on the final fol. of part B.


Fratres Rainaldi. Inventarium librorum latinorum mss. Bibliothecae Vaticanae. Unpublished handlist (p. 7).

Gijsel, Jan. Die unmittelbare Textüberlieferung des sogenannten Pseudo-Matthäus. Verhandelingen van de Koninklijke Academie voor Wetenschappen, Letteren en Schone Kunsten van België, Klasse der Letteren 96. Brussels: Paleis der Academiën, 1981 (p. 191).

Gijsel, Jan, ed. Libri de nativitate Mariae: Pseudo-Matthaei Evangelium, textus et commentarius, Libellus de nativitate sanctae Mariae, textux et commentarius. CCSA 9. Turnhout: Brepols, 1997 (p. 165–66).

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Entry created by Tony Burke, York University (, 25 July 2017.