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MS. Hamilton 18

Summary Catalogue no.: 24448

Theological and pastoral miscellany; Germany (Erfurt), 15th century, middle (1444)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

A fifteenth-century table of contents is pasted on to the upper pastedown. Underneath is pasted a separate piece with an extract from 'Bernhardus'.

1. (fols. 1ra-191rb)
Thomas de Argentina , Commentary on Peter Lombard, Sentences, book IV
Rubric: Thomas de argentina circa quartum sentenciarum
Incipit: ⟨C⟩irca materiam quarti libri sentenciarium Queritur primo ut 4 sacramenta noue legis
Explicit: lectoribus perducere dignetur ipse glorificator sanctorum qui vivit et regnat in secula seculorum
Final rubric: Explicit lectura 4ti libri sententiarum venerabilis doctoris fratris Thome de Argentina ordinis fratrum heremitarum sancti Augustini. Scripta & completa in studio Erffordensi anno Domini 1444to.

Much of fol. 38r, and fol. 38v blank; fol. 173vb blank; Fol. 191v blank.

2. (fols. 192ra-227ra)
Gregory the Great, De cura pastorali
Rubric: Pastoralia Gregorii
Incipit: Pastoralis cure me pondera
Explicit: manus leuet amen
Final rubric: Explicit liber pastoralis beati Gregorii pape deo gracias anno domini etc. xliiij

Rest of fol. 227ra-b and fol. 227v blank.

3. (fols. 228ra-237vb)
Rubric: Tractatulus utilis pro cleris pro exhortando ad studium sacrarum litterarum
Incipit: Sacerdotibus necessaria est sciencia et maxime theologica que sufficienter illuminat, et quicquid alibi queritur in ea fructuosius invenitur. Nam sacerdotes populi sunt ductores, ideoque oportet ut clare videant ne simul cadant
4. (fol. 238ra-241vb)
Henricus de Hassia senior (?), Tractatus de proprietate religiosorum
Rubric: Tractatus magistri Henrici de Hassia de monachis proprietarijs
Incipit: Pro salute eorum qui vicia fugere cupiunt cum ad veritatis viam fuerint reformati
Rubric: Explicit tractatus magistri Henrici de hassia de monachis proprietarijs anno domini 1444 in vigilia sancte Margarethe

Bloomfield 4274; Traditio 32 (1976), 413 (no. 157)

5. (fols. 242r-257ra)
Matthew of Cracow , De squaloribus Romanae curiae
Rubric: Libellus Mathei de Cracouia Episcopi Wormacien(sis) de Swaloribus curie papalis [later hand]
Incipit: Moyses factus tamquam solitudinis amicus
Explicit: precio comparabat. Benedictus sit dominus deus noster in secula seculorum Amen
Final rubric: Explicit libellus doctoris \Mathei de Crac./ episcopi Warmacen(sis) de swaloribus curie papalis Editus erfordie conscriptus et finitus anno domini 1444 in Vigilia Marie Magdalene
6.
(fols. 257ra-266vb)
⟨Medela animae vulneratae⟩
Rubric: Confessionale dans modum confitendi & audiendi confessiones
Incipit: In principio incarnacionisnarracionis[sic] nostre illius gratiam et adiutorium imploro
Explicit: votis omnibus deprecor et exoro. Quod nobis prestare dignetur

Bloomfield 2652

Followed by short texts:

(fol. 266vb)
Incipit: ⟨Q⟩uerunt quoque multi cur deus faceret hominem que posset peccare uel qui esset dampnaturus
Explicit: boni per malos exercitantur et probantur

Extract from Hugo Ripelinus, Compendium theologicae ueritatis, II.65

Incipit: ⟨N⟩ota quod circa corpus christi quinque obiciunt nobis iudei. Primo de quantitate, dicentis[sic] Cum immensus deus
Explicit: apparent dubia etc.

Cf. Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek, MS. Klosterbibl. 5, fol. 82.

(fols. 267ra-268ra)
Rubric: Summula de penitentia multum bona pro quolibet sacerdote
Incipit: De dampnatis habetur Mathei xxv Discedite a me maledicti in ignem eternum
Explicit: ad officium gloriose uirginis marie debet dari signum breuiter tantum.
7. (fols. 268ra-276ra)
Henricus de Hassia senior, Sermo de proprietate
Rubric: Sermo bonus Henrici de Hassia de moribus et vita ad canonicos regulares
Incipit: Ecce reliquimus omnia et secuti sumus te Nouistis frates dilectissimi in domino iesu regulariter congregati, quorum sunt uerba hec
Explicit: proficiat sapiens bonusve auditor Amen
Final rubric: Explicit sermo bonus de moribus et vita ad canonicos regulares Reuerendo viro magistro Heynrico de Hassia collectus. Incipit tractatus de proprietarij etc.
Bloomfield 1863, Hohmann, Traditio 32 (1976), pp. 399-426 no. 54.
8. (fol. 276rb-282ra)
Compendium de statu religiosorum moderni temporis (Tractatus contra proprietarios)
Rubric: Item alius tractatus bonus De proprietarijs Qui in concilio Constanciensi fuit promulgatus
Incipit: ⟨V⟩enerabilissimo in christo patri ac domino domino Cistercii Ceterisque doctoribus et prelatis ordinis nostri cistercii
Incipit: Pro euidenti et necessaria salute animarum nostrarum querimus utrum uel quomodo abbates uel monachi
Explicit: crescunt discordie. Primum ergo querite regnum dei et iusticia eius et hec omnia adicientur vobis etc
Final rubric: Terminatur hic compendium religiosorum moderni temporis de anno videlicet Domini 1415 in consilio constanciensi promulgatum etc. Sit laus et gloria.
Extracts pr. Acta Concilii Constanciensis IV (1928), 671-6; for manuscripts see James D. Mixson, Poverty's Proprietors: Ownership and Mortal Sin at the Origins of the Observant Movement (Leiden, 2009), 99-100 and n. 14, and appendix, nos. 29 and 10 (distinguishing two recensions); additional copies include Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln, GB 4° 97, 115r-126r; 8° 56, 104r-132r; Weimar, Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Q 22 fols. 69r-80v.
9. (fols. 282va-298rb)
Ps.-Albertus Magnus, Paradisus animae
Rubric: Tractatus de virtutibus paradisus anime intytulatus
Incipit: Sunt quedam vicia que frequenter
Explicit: quia omnes vnite sunt in gratia. Quam nobis concedat qui sine fine viuit et regnat
Colophon: Scriptus anno incarnacionis domini 1444 in die sancte Lucie virginis

A table of the 43 chapters precedes, fol. 282rb. Fol. 298b blank.

10. (fols. 299ra-341rb)
Jordanus de Quedlinburg , Meditatio de passione Christi
Rubric: (fol. 299ra) Rubrica in speculum saluatoris aassionis domini nostri ihesu christi
Rubric: (fol. 299va) Speculum passionis Saluator nostri iesu christi. Incipit Jordanus de passione christi
Incipit: Inspice et fac secundum exemplar Et si christus vbique in scriptura dicatur mons ratione summitatis siue excelentissime perfectionis
Explicit: uel aliter sicut deus dabit
Final rubric: Explicit Jordanus de Passione Domini per manum friderici de lichtenfelsz

Preceded by a table of contents. Fol. 342v blank.

11.
(fols. 342ra-357vb)
Berthold of Regensburg, Sermones Rusticanus de sanctis (selection)
Rubric: Sermones [later hand]

Schneyer I.478-487, nos. 104 (T10), 173 (S59), 174 (S59), 176 (S59), 175 (S59), 93 (S9), 94 (S9). Fol. 357vb part blank.

(fols. 358ra-367va)
⟨Bertrandus de Turre⟩, Sermones epistolares de sanctis (selection)
Rubric: Tres sermones ...

Schneyer I.550-553, nos. 647-9 (S79). Part of fol. 367va blank; 367vb blank.

12. (fols. 368r-377v)
Henricus de Frimaria, Expositio passionis dominicae
Rubric: Sermo henrici de frimaria de passione domini [later hand]
Incipit: ⟨Q⟩via nichil est vtilius nichil salubrius quam circa passionem dominicam occupare
Incipit: ⟨C⟩irca primum nota quod sicud refert Math. Christus erat in bethania
Explicit: graciam sepeliri et iugiter conseruari. Quod nobis prestare dignetur qui benedictus est in secula. Amen.

Zumkeller 318, Stegmüller 3170

13. (fols. 378ra-424rb)
Matthew of Cracow (?), De passione domini
Rubric: Sermo de passione domini prolixus et valde bonus ad predicandum
Incipit: Circa inicium passionis domini nostri iesu christi et declaracionem eiusdem est notandum primo quod tota historia passionis christi secundum omnes ewangelistas ad sex puncta reducitur. Primus ostendit quomodo iesus christus fuit venditus et traditus
Incipit: Quantum ergo ad primum et inicium illius sacratissime passionis assumitur verbum quod scribitur Mt. xxvi Cum autem esset iesus in bethania in domo symonis leprosi etc. Et licet ista verba hodie scilicet ... quarta feria non leguntur, sed in die palmarum, tamen opera ista facta sunt hodie. Sed antequam dicatur aliquid de istis est sciendum quod dies hodierna appellatur teutunice die krumme mittewoghen
Incipit: (fol. 378va) Scitis quia post biduum pasca fiet et filius hominis tradetur principibus sacerdotum (Matth. 26,2). Sed(?) Mt dicit Collegerunt pontifices et pharisaei consilium etc. Vbi notandum quod pontifices
Explicit: Sed quia modo est tempus renouacionis per penitenciam, et igitur per penitentiam renouemur et ut corpus christi posset in nobis quiescere et remanere. Ideo promandemus insistere[sic] [St. Pölten, Diözesanbibliothek, Hs 33, fol. 121ra reads 'pro nunc penitencie insistere debemus'] et nos a peccatis emendare, quod inquam corpus christi et viaticum viatores in gratia confirmet et ad terminum vie perducat qui terminus est ipse deus cuius filius vnigenitus est pro salute nostra passus, quod nobis prestat qui sine fine viuit et regnat amen

Cf. Stegmüller 5527,1 (apparently a reworking of Matthew's text; also in Ansbach SB MS. lat. 107 fols. 121ra-166va); the explicit here differs, resembling Stegmüller 8763 (cf. 6002,1 and 9451.

14. (fols. 424va-435va)
Commentary on the Apostles' Creed (?)
Rubric: Aliqua scripta detruncata tam a parte prima quam vltima Et declarantur in eis aliqui articuli fidei [later hand]
Incipit: ||Et mortuus est. Nunc consequenter proponit articulum fidei de ipsius morte
Explicit: in quo est christus corporaliter et angeli cum eo ac anime beate, de quo celo||

Breaks off unfinished.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 437 folios

Binding

Contemporary binding of whittawed skin on boards, ruled, and stamped with an eagle bearing the words 'Scs [?] Iohannes'; cf. Einbanddatenbank s009698, s010366 (workshop of Johannes Helmstatt, Erfurt). Bosses and clasps lost. Tabs. Contents label on the front cover.

History

Origin: 15th century, middle (in part 1444) ; German, Erfurt (at least in part)

Provenance and Acquisition

Colophons, fols. 191r, 241v, 257r, 298r, with the date 1444 and (fols. 191r, 257r) reference to Erfurt.

Erfurt, Carthusians: ex libris, upper and lower pastedowns, 15th century, and fol. 1 (early modern). Catalogue, E 19.

Friedrich Gottlieb Julius von Bülow, 1760-?1831: catalogue, 1836, no. 103

Sir William Hamilton, 1788-1856

Presented to the Bodleian Library by his sons and received in 1857.

Record Sources

Draft description (in progress) by Matthew Holford (May 2020).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-05: Description revised.