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MS. Germ. d. 4

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)


Iacobus de Theramo , Processus Belial

German translation, as pr. Augsburg, 1472 (Proctor 1530), ends imperf. in the last chapter, the missing portion being supplied by a tracing made from another MS.

Explicit: byschoff und priester und găben||
Language(s): German

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: worten als
Form: codex
Support: paper watermark unidentified
Extent: i (modern tracing paper) + 88 + ii (modern tracing paper) + i (modern paper) leaves.
Dimensions (leaf): 270 × 200 mm.
Dimensions (written): 200 × 140 mm.
Foliation: Foliated in modern pencil: 1-91


1(12) (wants 1, 2), 2(12) (12 canc.), 3(12)–7(12), 8(6) (wants 4–6) Catchwords.


2 cols., 29-36 written lines per page, the first line sometimes above and sometimes below the top of the frame ruling


Plain red initials.


Contemporary binding: sewn on three double cords and bound in wood boards covered with red-stained leather; five bosses on each cover now missing, as are a pair of clasps and straps (fastening bottom to top) at the fore-edge; the edges of the boards with the remains of metal re-inforcements; the spine with an old paper label inscribed in ink, now mostly covered by a Bodleian label


Origin: c. 1400 ; German

Provenance and Acquisition

Unidentified German owners, with inscriptions in Latin and German on the upper pastedown, on a sheet of paper attached to it, and the inserted leaf fol. 91, the latter apparently recording the MS.'s purchase in Dresden in 1891.

H. P. Kraus.

Bought by the Bodleian in 1936.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff; revised by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.