Now online the Sidonius manuscript Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig, Rep. I 48. It contains the Epistulae and the Panegyrics of Anthemius and (partly) Majorian (Carm. 1-5.21) (late 12th or 13th cent.). It is number D21 in Dolveck’s census, Sidonius Companion p. 516.
Find the link on the Manuscripts page.
Franz Dolveck adds three manuscripts to his census:
60 bis*. Vatican City, Bibl. Vat., Pal. lat. 1587
83 bis*. Florence, BML, plut. 45. 11
85 bis*. Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, 46
See his explanations on this website, page Companion Continued: Three More Manuscripts
Some very early scraps from the Letters (end of book 1, beginning of book 2) are offered for sale at Christies.
SIDONIUS APOLLINARIS (c.430/33-c.479), Epistolae, in Latin, manuscript on vellum [?France, late 10th century]
Among the earliest witnesses from the Epistolae of the great 5th-century Gallo-Roman aristocrat, high official, poet and letter writer, Sidonius Apollinaris.
Two fragments, 95 x 149mm and 95 x 142mm, forming part of one column, 11-12 visible lines written in brown ink in a Caroline minuscule, one four-line title supplied in red Rustic Capitals (stained, with part of the title obscured). Bound in grey buckram at the Quaritch bindery.
(1) Bernard Rosenthal.
(2) Schøyen Collection, MS 1650/2.
From now on, “Lütjohann” is the spelling to stick to despite the hugely (but unduly) influential MGH spelling “Luetjohann”. “Lütjohann” was the way this scholar wrote his own name. Take a look at his signature in his collations from Florence, and take the opportunity to see him at work, on the Scholars page.
Now on this website, with kind permission of the owners and ©IRHT, a beautiful image of the variant text of Sidonius’ epitaph in manuscript Paris, IRHT, Collections privées, CP 347, f. 132v-133r. See the Epitaph page.