Exeter College MS. 50
Albertanus Brixiensis, De amore et dilectione Dei; Honorius Augustodunensis, Imago mundi; England, s. xv1
Pr. Cuneo, 1507; ed. S. L. Hiltz, De amore et dilectione Dei: an edition (University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, MI, 1981), based only on Philadelphia, Univ. of Pennsylvania, MS Lat. 107; Bloomfield, no. 4407. Over 70 other copies are known.
Fol. 120v is blank.
Ed. V. I. J. Flint, AHDLMA 49 (1982). Our text is of bk. 1 only, edn. 48–92. On fol. 147r are six lines of writing, so thoroughly erased that even with ultraviolet light the only certain words are ‘ex dono’. On fol. 147v are ‘John’ and a pen-trial, ‘Johannes mey ys a knaue’ (s. xvi1).
Fol. 148rv is blank.
1: One column, c. 21–27 lines. Frame-ruled in crayon.
2: One column, 18–20 lines. Frame-ruled in crayon.
Anglicana formata but with secretary a and g. Punctuated by low point.
Two-line red initial, rubrics, and red stroking of capitals throughout. 1 has red and sometimes black running book numbers.
Sewn on four bands between 18th-century millboards covered with marbled paper and half-leather. On the spine is a red leather label with a gold title.
Provenance and Acquisition
In addition to an erased ex libris and the name John Mey in a pen-trial, for which see 2 above, there are some 15th-century marginalia, but the early history of the book is unknown.
It is not recorded at Exeter c. 1600 in Ecloga (but see Watson, Exeter, Introduction, pp. xxii–xxiii). Not in CMA.
Exeter library identifications are, on the front pastedown, bookplate 2, ‘BB4–9 Gall’, deleted and replaced by ‘Q1–25-Gall’, also deleted, ‘171–B–5’ and ‘Coxe L’ (pencil). On fol. ir is a note in Coxe’s(?) hand, ‘See at end of B. V. ⟨Bk. 5⟩ Albertanus Causidicus Brixiensis De amore Domini[sic] etc.’ On the spine is a round paper label with ‘5’ on it and at the foot a square paper label with ‘65’.
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Last Substantive Revision
2020-04-29: First online publication