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MS. Add. A. 26

Summary Catalogue no.: 28566

Questions on Peter Lombard, Sentences, bk. IV; Germany, 15th century, second half


Language(s): Latin

(fol. i recto)

Eighteenth-century addition: see Provenance.

(fol. 1r)
Question on worthy recitation of the paternoster
Incipit: Vtrum aliquis habens rancorem in corde debeat dicere pater noster an non.
Explicit: potest dicere in fora ecclesie
(fols. 2r–153v)
Questions on Peter Lombard, Sentences, book 4
Incipit: Samaritanus. Queritur quid sit sacramentum et diffinitur pluribus modis. Primo dicit magister Sacramentum est sacre rei signum, sed contra, Ymago crucifixi est sacre rei signum, non tamen est sacramentum
Incipit: (fol. 32) Queritur utrum sacramenta debuerunt institui. Videtur quod non. Superfluum est fieri per plura quod potest fieri per pauciora, sed homo sufficienter potuit reparari per fidem et virtutes, ergo superfluunt sacramenta
Explicit: sub racione sufficientissimi omnia reputantis

Listed by Frédéric Stegmüller, Repertorium commentarium in Sententias Petri Lombardi (Würzburg, 1947), no. 1031; the incipit also resembles nos. 1080 and 1081, ; cf. Victorin Doucet, Commentaires sur les Sentences. Supplément au répertoire de M. Frédéric Stegmueller (Firenze 1954), no. 1081.

(fols. 154r–162v)
Table of questions

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper, folded in quarto; watermark, dreiberg with cross.
Extent: i + 162 leaves,
Dimensions (leaf): 215 × 155 mm.
Foliation: Modern foliation: i, 1-162.


1(12)-12(12) (fols. 1-144), 13(18) (fols. 145-162). Catchwords.


Frame-ruled in ink. 37 long lines, ruled space c. 158 × 97 mm.


Hybrida (with several cursive forms), likely written in a single hand.


Two-line initials in red.

Rubricated headings.


Contemporary, German. Red leather on boards, with plain ruled lines and five brass bosses on each side. Strap-and-pin fastenings closing on the front board, lost. A later title (?) on the spine (illegible) followed by shelfmark (?), perhaps '173'.

Accompanying Material

Centres of quires strengthened with fragments of a 14th(?)-century medical (?) manuscript on parchment.


Origin: 15th century, second half ; Germany

Provenance and Acquisition

Rudolf Anton Fabricius (1689–1772) (?): an eighteenth-century inscription (fol. i recto) reads ‘Hieronymi Seripandi, Cardinalis, qui Concilio Tridentino interfuit, (mortui A. 1563) Tractatus non editus, de Sacramentis in genere, et in specie, argumentisque aliis connexis. Contenta hujus libri vide sub finem. Fuit in Auctione Rud. Aug. Fabricii, Prof. Helmst., qui eum ex itinere Italico attullit.’.

Bought for £1 in 1850 (Summary Catalogue)

Record Sources

Description by Andrew Dunning (April 2021). Previously described:

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)


Last Substantive Revision

2021-04-15: Andrew Dunning Revised with consultation of original.