MS. Hamilton 16
Summary Catalogue no.: 24446
Nicholas of Lyre on the Gospels; Germany, 15th century, first quarter
Rest of fol. 115ra blank; fol. 115rb blank.
Rest of fol. 144vb blank.
Fol. 215rb-vb torn off. Fol. 215va blank.
Fol. 357v blank.
Stegmüller 5896–5988, 5900
2 cols., c. 29–35 lines; frame-ruled. Ruled space 205–15 × 145–55 mm.
Lemmata in textualis.
7–8 line 'silhouette' initials in black and red, including foliate, human and animal motifs, fols. 1ra, 115va, 145ra, 216ra; two-line initials in black and red with modest arabesque decoration.
Contemporary binding of tawed skin, ruled, over boards; clasps and bosses lost. Paper label on the upper board with pressmark N xii. Tabs (one lost) at the beginning of each gospel.
Provenance and Acquisition
Erfurt, Benedictine monastery of St Peter: ‘liber sancti petri in erfordia’, 15th century, and pressmark C (or E?) j, fol. i recto; pressmark C (or E?) j, fol. 1r; pressmark N xii on the binding. Fol. 113 in the catalogue of 1783.
Friedrich Gottlieb Julius von Bülow: no. 25b in the 1836 sale catalogue of his library; cf. inscription, fol. 1r.
Presented to the Bodleian Library by his sons and received in 1857.
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-09-25: Dating revised based on further examination of watermarks.