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MS. Hamilton 19

Summary Catalogue no.: 24449


Language(s): Latin

(fols. 1r-248v)
Peter Lombard, Sentences (II. dist. xxxi to end)
Incipit: (fol. 1r) Res tres vestigium genuit natura volendo
Incipit: Totus liber sententiarum est de rebus et signis

The metrical summary (Stegmüller, Sent. 21, Walther 16652) for Bk 1, eight lines, with the usual gloss. Fol. 1v blank.

Rubric: Quomodo peccatum origenale transeat a parentibus in filios secundum animam vel carnem. Dist xxxj
Incipit: Nunc superest investigare qualiter illud peccatum a patribus traducatur in filios scilicet an secundum solam animam

Bk. II ends fol. 40r, immediately followed by the prologue to bk. III. Fol. 40v blank.

At fol. 41a recto-verso is the metrical summary of bks. III-IV (inc. ‘Natus vtrumque Leui ... penam malefactis’, Stegmüller, Sent. 21), with gloss.

Bk. III proper begins fol. 41b recto.

Final rubric: (fol. 133v) Explicit tercius sentenciarum ...
Colophon: (fol. 133v) Hunc librum scripsit dyckman cum nomine iohan | Hunc librum scripsit iohan cognomine dyckman | Hunc dyckman scripsit qui raro inaniter vixit
Incipit: (bk. IV, fol. 134r) Samaritanus enim vulnerato
Explicit: via duce pervenit Amen
Colophon: (fol. 248v) Explicit sentenciarum a iohanne dyckman sub anno Mo cccc lix hora sexta visitacionis marie octaue

Wrongly identified in the Summary Catalogue as a commentary on the Sentences; included in Stegmüller, Sent. 433,1 with Johann Dyckman as author.

(fol. 249r)
Rubric: Nota in subsequentibus magister non tenetur
Incipit: In primo libro non tenetur illud quod dicit magister in dis. xvij quod caritas sit spiritus sanctus
(fols. 249v-250v)
Theological notes and lists

Contemporary addition, by the same scribe (?); on the attributes of the Trinity; the reasons why God created man capable of sin (cf. Hugo Ripelinus, Compendium ueritatis theologicae, II.65), on Biblical women and Mary (verse, inc. ‘Iusticia celebres olim fuerunt mulieres | Sara rebecca lya rachel vasque maria’), the four senses of scripture, the five ways a merchant sins, etc.

Fol. 251r blank; fol. 251v, later pen-trials.

Language(s): Latin with a few words of German

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: (fol. 3r) dei cum vicio
Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 252 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 300 × 210 mm.


1 col., c. 22–28 lines, written space 220–5 × 125–30 mm.


Written in hybrida ('loopless bastarda') by Johann Dyckman (fols. 133v, 248v)


Spaces left for initials.



Half-leather over boards, 15th century


Origin: 1459 ; German

Provenance and Acquisition

Pressmark (not medieval) ‘30’ on the spine.

Sir William Hamilton, 1788–1856

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

MS. Hamilton 19 - binding fragments


Small fragments of two manuscripts, one Latin (grammar?) and one German on the inside of the upper and lower boards.

Language(s): Latin and German

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 15th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted by Matthew Holford (Nov. 2019, with revised description of content and script), from Andrew G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c. 435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 499. Previously described in the Summary Catalogue.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)


Last Substantive Revision

2019-11-29: Description revised with reference to Watson and examination of MS for Polonsky German.