Exeter College MS. 65
Hugo de S. Caro, In Epistolas S. Pauli ad Romanos et ad Corinthios; Anon., In Epistolam S. Pauli ad Corinthios 2; Oxford, England, 1460
Stegmüller, Bibl., 3727.
Stegmüller, Bibl., 3728.
An unidentified commentary on 2 Corinthians. Not found in Stegmüller, from whose index of incipits our incipit is lacking.
Two columns, 60 lines. Ruled in crayon.
Written by Scribe 1 (William Salomon); see MS 58, Script. In this volume Salomon uses elaborate cadells, some with faces and/or touched with red.
Of the same type as MS 51 and by the same artist, Artist B, for a characterization of whose work see headnote to MSS 51–68.
Major decoration, illuminated borders, is on fols. 1r, 114r, 195r.
There are illuminated initials with sprays at beginnings of chapters. There is only one rubric, and red and blue paraphs, and there are no blue running titles or chapter numbers as in most volumes in this series.
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 eight bands. Boards have square edges. For other details see Watson, Exeter, p. 87.
Provenance and Acquisition
On the verso of fol. ii, a medieval half-sheet, is ‘Hunc librum Hugonem de Vienna super Epistolam Pauli ad Romanos et ad Corinthios 2º fo ad intelligend’ M. Rogerus Keys precentor Ecclesie Cathedralis beati Petri Exon’ prima 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’. Keys’s arms are in the border on fol. 1r.
Exeter library identifications are, on the pastedown, bookplate 3, and on it ‘173–H–5’, deleted and replaced by ‘213.G.4’, and ‘Coxe LX (pencil). On fol. 1v, ‘M.6.4 vol. 15’ (pencil, s. xixin?).
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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