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MS. Hamilton 25

Summary Catalogue no.: 24455

Thomas of Chobham, Conrad von Soltow, and a commentary on the Sentences; A-C Germany, late 14th or early 15th century

Physical Description

Composite: three contemporary manuscripts (as suggested by watermark evidence), the first and second perhaps always together.
Secundo Folio: (fol. 2r) De officio mercenariorum
Secundo Folio: (fol. 3r) tabulam post
Secundo Folio: (fol. 186r) deus exprimitur
Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: i (early paper endleaf) + 265 + i (early paper endleaf) folios
Dimensions (leaf): 295 × 210 mm.
Foliation: (unfoliated endleaf), 1–265, (unfoliated endleaf)

Collation

1–5(12) (fols. 1–60), 6(14) (fols. 61–74), 7(12)-8(12) (fols. 75–98), 9(10) (fols. 99–108 | 10(12)-15(12) (fols. 109–180), 16(four) (fols. 181–4) | 17(12)-19(12) (fols. 185–220), 20(12–1) (fols. 221–231, one leaf probably cancelled from the second half of the quire), 21(12)-22(12) (fols. 232–255), 23(?12–2) (fols. 256–65, probably two leaves cancelled from the second half of the quire). Quires 1–7 in part A marked or numbered in the bottom centre of the final verso. Quire 13 in part B numbered '4us' on the bottom centre of the opening recto. Catchwords in part C.

Binding

Alum-tawed skin over boards, ruled; contemporary; 4+1 bosses on the upper and lower boards, lost; two strap-and-pin fastenings, lost; remains of contents label on upper board.

Accompanying Material

Binding fragment now kept as MS. Lat. misc. c. 17, fols. 55–6.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Attributed by Krämer, Handschriftenerbe (I.231) to St Peter's, Erfurt, with query, on uncertain grounds; there seems to be no evidence in favour of the attribution.

Not identifiable in the 1836 catalogue of the Bülow sale.

Sir William Hamilton, 1788–1856

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

MS. Hamilton 25 – Part A (fols. 1–108)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fols. 1ra-108vb)
⟨Thomas of Chobham⟩, Summa confessorum
(fols. 1ra-2ra)

Capitula

(fols. 2rb-108vb)
Incipit: Cum miseraciones domini sint super omnia opera
Explicit: manifesto quam \pro/ oculto. Et hec dicta de penitentia ad presens sufficiant etc.
Final rubric: Explicit Summa innocencij benignissimi Quarti per manus Nicolaij. Et sic est finis huius

The 'improved' version; F. Broomfield, Thomae de Chobham summa confessorum, sig. T (desc. p. lxxxi).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper. Watermarks include (fols. 87–108) horses's head with 6-pointed star above (WZIS, c. 1400).

Layout

2 cols, c. 37–40 lines. Frame-ruled. Ruled space c. 205–210 × 150 mm. , c. 15 mm. between columns.

Hand(s)

Cursiva probably by two hands with the second ('Nicholaus', fol. 108vb) starting at fol. 80r.

Decoration

Coloured red initials, mostly 2–3 lines, with simple arabesque decoration.

Elaborate interlace descender, fol. 96r.

History

Origin: 14th century, late or 15th century, early ; German

MS. Hamilton 25 – Part B (fols. 109–184)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fols. 109ra-184rb)
Conrad von Soltow, Lectura super Firmiter credimus
Incipit: Firmiter credimus et simpliciter confitemur fidem […] Auctorisans egregius magister et doctor gencium Paulus apostolus
Explicit: leticia cum wlto tuo. Ad quam letictiam nos perducat trinitas indiuidua in secula seculorum benedicta. Amen.
Final rubric: Explicit summa de trinitate et fide katholica reuerendi magistri kunradi soltonis facre theoloye professoris et cetera

Fol. 184v blank.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper. Watermarks include (fols. 110–120) tower, type Piccard Turm.IV.1–9 (1396–1404)

Layout

2 cols, c. 40–45 lines. Frame-ruled. Ruled space c. 205–210 × 150 mm. , c. 15 mm. between columns.

Hand(s)

Cursiva by one (?) hand.

Decoration

8-line red initial, fol. 109ra; coloured red initials, mostly 2–3 lines, with simple arabesque decoration.

History

Origin: 14th century, late or 15th century, early ; German

MS. Hamilton 25 – Part C (fols. 185–265)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fols. 185r-265v)
Commentary on Peter Lombard, Sentences, I-III
Incipit: ||de Religione christiana tria sunt necessaria scilicet quod sciat quid amandum et quomodo secundo quid credendum tertio de amato et credito. Item duplex est amor scilicet qui quietat appetitum voluntatem et rationem intellectus, alius qui magis excitat
Incipit: (fol. 186v, I. dist. 26?) Hic de proprietatibus personarum alie sunt personales que sunt constitutiue personarum ut paternitas

Book I, imperfect at the beginning; no headings.

Rubric: (fol. 194v) Secundus liber
Incipit: Item celum cum terra et angelis \cum/ nascentiis \et/ animalibus suis et substantiam illorum scilicet materiam primam et tempus mensuram \omnium/ ponit habere et ostendit habere principium

Bk. II, divided into distinctions by headings. Fols. 229v-230r blank.

Rubric: (fol. 230v) 3a distinctio libri tercii
Incipit: Utrum caro illa quam assumpsit cum anima in vnitate suppositi fuit ante conceptcionem peccato obnoxia. Responsum quod sic.
Incipit: Utrum caro christi qui in antiquis patribus fuit peccato vitiata in beata virgine fuerit sanctificata et mundata
Rubric: (fol. 262r) Distinctio 39
Incipit: Sequitur de periurio et iuramento […] In 40a determinatione determinat de preceptis prohibentibus […] Questio. Utrum iuramentum sit bonum et per se appentendum, quod sic in eo deo conformamur
Rubric: (fol. 263r) Distinctio alia
Incipit: Non habebis deos alienos id est non facies tibi pro deo aliquam similitudinem creature
Incipit: (fol. 264r) Conclusio. Potentia generandi non extendit se ad plures filios. Tante latitudinis est potentia generandi in deo quanta est creandi sed potentia creandi extendit se ad plures

Bk. III; dist. 1–2 are omitted and dist. 40, which lacks a separate heading, is followed by other material.

Not listed in Stegmüller / Doucet.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper. The main watermark is a bow with parallels from the late 14th century in WZIS.

Layout

1 col., c. 41–2 lines. Frame-ruled. Ruled space c. 200–5 × 140–5 mm.

Hand(s)

Cursiva; two hands, the second starting at fol. 218r.

Decoration

No decoration.

History

Origin: 14th century, late or 15th century, early ; German

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description by Matthew Holford (June 2020, rev. Feb. 2021). Previously described in the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2021-02-26: Finalize description: add collation, revise structure.