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

MS. Hamilton 25

Summary Catalogue no.: 24455

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1. (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).

2. (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.

3. (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.

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: (fol. 2r) De officio mercenariorum
Secundo Folio: (fol. 3r) tabulam post
Secundo Folio: (fol. 186r) deus exprimitur
Form: codex
Support: paper

Layout

Fols. 1r-184v: 2 cols, c. 37-40 lines. Frame-ruled.

Fols. 185r-265v: 1 col., c. 41-2 lines. Frame-ruled.

Hand(s)

Cursiva.

Decoration

Coloured red initials, mostly 2-3 lines, with simple arabesque decoration; 8-line initial, fol. 109ra, at the beginning of art. 2.

Elaborate interlace descender, fol. 96r.

Fols. 185r-265v: no decoration.

Binding

Alum-tawed skin over boards, ruled; contemporary; bosses and clasps lost; remains of contents label on upper board.

Accompanying Material

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

History

Origin: 15th century ; German

Provenance and Acquisition

Attributed by Krämer to St Peter's, Erfurt, on uncertain grounds. 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.

Record Sources

Draft description by Matthew Holford (June 2020). Previously described in the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

Last Substantive Revision

2020-06: New draft description for Polonsky German.