A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Hamilton 10

Summary Catalogue no.: 24440

Physical Description

Composite: five parts

Binding

Brown leather over boards, contemporary, rebacked; bosses and clasps lost; contemporary contents label on upper cover.

MS. Hamilton 10 - Part 1

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fols. 1ra-112vb)
Jacobus Magni, Sophilogium
Rubric: Incipit sophilogium cuius finis est amare scientias et virtutes
Incipit: Illustrissimi principis regis francorum deuotissimo confessori domino Michaeli capellanus frater Jacobus Magni ordinis fratrum heremitarum sancti Augustini continuum famulandi affectum
Incipit: Lecta colligere et ad summulam ordinatim redigere
Rubric: Incipit primus liber sophilogoii
Incipit: Dicit Aristoteles x. ethicorum quod homo sapiens maxime felix est
(fols. 112ra-vb)
Rubric: Sequitur capitula tocius libri Sophil.
Final rubric: Et sic est finis huius Sophilogii

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

Layout

2 cols., c. 46-49 lines.

Hand(s)

Hybrida (loopless bastarda) by one hand.

Decoration

Red initials usually of three or four lines, with simple arabesque decoration and often with flourishing in the ink of the text.

Several initials not filled in.

History

Origin: 15th century ; German

MS. Hamilton 10 - Part 2

Contents

(fols. 113ra-117rb)
List of lections from Prophets, Epistles and Gospels
Rubric: De Invencione prophetiarum Epistolarum Ewangeliorum per circulum anni tam de sanctis quam de tempore nota bene

Fol. 117v blank.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 15th century ; German

MS. Hamilton 10 - Part 3

Contents

(fols. 118r-236v)
New Testament
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

Decoration

Four- to eleven-line red initials with elaborate silhouette/arabesque decoration and floursiing in the ink of the text.

Elsewhere three-line red initials with a little arabesque decoration.

History

Origin: 1434 ; German

MS. Hamilton 10 - Part 4

Contents

(fol. 238r)
Apocalypse with glossa ordinaria
(fol. 238r)

Prologues: Stegmüller 832, 828; 'A principium est elementum grecorum alpha et o finis' (cf. Stegmüller 8881); 'Nomen auctoris eciam queritur'; Stegmüller 834; 'Sicut in secularibus libris' (cf. Stegmüller 8881 etc.); 'Asia minor est ista non magna'; 'Notandum quod visio que futura indicat'.

(fols. 239r-266r)
Incipit: Prepat auditores beniuolos attentos sicut et ibi
Explicit: Amen consummacio apostoli in verba christi
Final rubric: Explicit Apocalipsis
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 15th century ; German

MS. Hamilton 10 - Part 5

Contents

(fols. 267ra-318va)
Abyssus mundi seu moralitates ad praedicandum
Incipit: Abicit mundus pauperes et honorat divites Nota Augustinus dicit quod coruus est talis nature
Incipit: Abiciendum est peccatum quia nidum est diaboli
Incipit: (fol. 273ra) Baptismus dat uitam gracie. Nota narrat jacob anthioceus in historiis orientalibus qui in quibus
Incipit: (fol. 318ra) Sanctificari debet cor ut in christe digne accipiatur. Nota secundum iura ecclesia in qua sepelitur iudeus uel paganus
Explicit: omni mense obtenebratur

Breaks off apparently unfinished in the entry for 'Sequentes christum per consilium ...' (cf. Troyes, BM, 1272, fol. 45r).

Glorieux II.229 (345aa), attributed with caution to Nicholas Lyre, James of Lausanne, Nicholas Byard, or fr. Maurice. Not to be confused with James of Lausanne, Compendium moralitatum, which has a very similar incipit.

Prepared for indexing: each divided by marginal letters into smaller subsections.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

Layout

2 cols., c. 39-40 lines. Frame-ruled, written above top line.

Hand(s)

Cursiva.

Decoration

Spaces for initials at the beginning of each alphabetical section left unfilled.

History

Origin: 15th century ; German

Additional Information

Record Sources

Draft description by Matthew Holford (September 2020). Previously described in the Summary Catalogue.

Last Substantive Revision

2020-09-17: Revised description of content (in progress)