Exeter College MS. 7
William Woodford, De sacramento altaris;John of Wales, Summa justitiae (Tractatus de vitiis); etc.; England, s. xvin
Notes by a reader, perhaps an owner, s. xv, ‘de sacramento altaris’, on indulgences, etc., citing sources which include the Pupilla Oculi of Johannes de Burgo, the Fasciculus morum attributed to Robert Silk, OFM, ‘Franciscus de indulgenciis’, probably the work by Franciscus de Mayronis (Bloomfield, no. 4895). Fol. iiiv is blank.
Letter of pope Martin v, 26 May 1429, concerning the celebration of the feast of Corpus Christi established by Urban IV and an increase in indulgences for its observance.
Pr. by A. Tomassetti, Bullarum ... Romanorum pontificum ... editio, 24 vols. (Augsburg, 1857–88), iv (1859), 731–2.
Followed on fol. 2r by notes on indulgences granted by various popes.
Item 2 added at an unspecified time.
Fols. 2v–4v are blank.
unprinted. ‘Chyn:’ is presumably the scribe.
In the lower right-hand corner of fol. 162r is ‘Hic ffrater Wordefford de ordine minorum tr’ c⟨um⟩ transiret Londonie Oxo⟨n⟩. ad incipiendum in theolo⟨gia⟩ obuiauit latronibus qui sumps⟨er⟩unt ab eo xl libras in ….’
On Woodford and for a list of other manuscripts of this text see E. Doyle, ‘William Woodford, O. F. M., (c. 1330–c. 1400), his life and works’, Franciscan Studies, 43 (1983), 17–119.
Added later., Incendium amoris,
part of ch. 21
ed. M. Deanesley, The Incendium Amoris of Richard Rolle of Hampole (Manchester, 1915), 205. On Rolle see Sharpe, Latin Writers.
unprinted, except prologue ed. S. Wenzel, ‘The continuing life of William Peraldus’s Summa uitiorum’, in Ad litteram: Authoritative Texts and their Medieval Readers, ed. M. D. Jordan and K. Emery (Notre Dame, IN, 1992), 135–63 (text 154–5). Our text is Recension 1, the long version, Bloomfield, no. 2881; Thomson, Grosseteste, 268; Glorieux, Arts, 409bo. On the author and his works see J. Swanson, John of Wales: A Study of the Works and Ideas of a Thirteenth-Century Friar (Cambridge, 1989), in the list of manuscripts in which, pp. 233–56, ours is no. 283; also Sharpe, Latin Writers (John Waleys). There are marginal quaestiones.
Fols. 217v–20v are blank.
One column, c. 31–37 lines. Frame-ruled in crayon.
The original texts are in one good anglicana formata hand throughout, but using secretary a and occasional secretary r. Punctuation is by low point. The scribe is presumably the ‘Chyn:’ whose name is found on fol. 162r.
On fol. 8 is a good illuminated border and initial, Alexander and Temple, no. 402.
Throughout there are 3/4-line blue lombards flourished red and blue and red paraphs. Lemmata are underlined in red.
Sewn on five bands. Standard Exeter binding: simple and quite elegant, calf over millboards, the calf bearing blind decoration of a floral type, early 19th century. Rust from a chain staple on a previous binding has made holes in the bottom centre of fols. 219–21, the stain being visible as far back as fol. 214v.
Provenance and Acquisition
Unknown. Recorded at Exeter c. 1600 as Ecloga, no. 11, then in CMA, no. 25.
Exeter library identifications, on the front pastedown, are bookplate 2 and ‘D2—19’, ‘Kg—Gall’, ‘Q6–7 MS’ (all deleted), ‘174–K–7’ altered to ‘174–I–7’, and ‘Coxe VII’ in pencil.
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Funding of Cataloguing
Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Rector and Fellows of Exeter College.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-04-29: First online publication