Exeter College MS. 61
Johannes de Rupella, Super Danielem;Hugo de S. Caro, Super Danielem,Job et Acta apostolorum; Oxford, England, 1464
Stegmüller, Bibl., 4896. Preceded by his prologue (the beginning of which is missing through the loss of the first leaf) and that of Jerome, Stegmüller, Bibl., 494. Unprinted apart from Jerome’s prologue.
Stegmüller, Bibl., 3698.
Stegmüller, Bibl., 3673.
Stegmüller, Bibl., 3725.
Two columns, 60 lines. Ruled in crayon.
Written by Scribe 2; see MS 53, Script. In this volume the cadell-like ascenders in top lines are elaborate, some containing faces.
Of the same type as in MS 51 but by Artist C, for a characterization of whose work see Watson, Exeter, pp. 85–87.
Border fol. 1r has been lost; others survive on fols. 44r (with Keys’s arms), 68r (partly lost), 70v, 181r (arms and part of border cut away).
Also spray initials and illuminated 3-line initials for chapters; lemmata underlined red; rubrics.
Stamped leather bindings over square-edged wooden boards, (presumably) rebound; stamp used was employed in Oxford between 1535 and 1621, here in the second phase state, probably c. 1605–10. Two straps held by nails. Refurbished in the 19th century (1839?): that volumes were resewn is indicated by the very tight binding, which makes collation difficult, and by the provision of new endbands; edges were stained red; book was reinforced by pasting long strips of canvas round the spine and attached to the boards, and the old spines were replaced. Sewn on seven bands. For other details see Watson, Exeter, p. 87.
Provenance and Acquisition
On fol. iv, ‘Hunc librum Hugonem de Vienna super Danielem Job et actus apostolorum 2º fo estimat M. Rogerus Keys precentor Ecclesie Cathedralis beati Petri Oxon primi die Mensis Januarij Anno domini millesimo Quadringentesimo Sexagesimo Nono contulit et dedit M. Johanni Philipp Rectori et socijs Collegij Exon’ in Oxon’ Vocati Stapildon halle cathenandum in libraria eiusdem collegij ad vsum predictorum Rectoris et sociorum ac successorum suorum in eodem studere volencium qui diu durare poterit pro quo qua quidem donacione iidem[sic] M. Johannes Phillip Rector et socij collegij predict’ obligarunt se et successores suos Rectores et socios eiusdem collegij prefat’ M. Rogero virtute iuramenti prestiti quod solempniter cum nota postquam idem M. Rogerus ab hac luce migrauerit inperpetuum semel in anno tenebunt obitum suum et benefactorum suorum cum exiquijs et missa in crastino per Rectorem ibidem pro tempore existen’ vel vnum de socijs collegi predict’ in capella eiusdem celebrand’. Si quis autem prefatum librum a collegio predicto alienauerit vel de libraria predicta sine licencia Rectoris et omni sociorum collegij predict’ tam absencium quam presencium pro tempore existencium abstulerit alienauerit vel ad extram cauauerit nisi causa correccionis reparacionis vel ligacionis per predict’ Rectorem et omnes socios predictos prius approbanda auctoritate Dei patris omnipotentis et beatorum apostolorum suorum Petri et Pauli ac Reuerende in Christo patris et domini Johannis Dei gracia Exon’ Episcopi anatentizatus[sic] sit ipso facto’..’
Exeter library identifications are, on the front pastedown, bookplate 3, on which is ‘173–H–1’ deleted and replaced by ‘212.G.9’, and, on the pastedown, ‘Coxe LXI’ (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