MS. Hamilton 27
Summary Catalogue no.: 24457
Franciscus de Abbatibus, etc.; Germany, 15th century
Francis de Abbatibus nos. 1–13.
Fol. 13r-v blank.
Cf. MS. Laud Misc. 281 fol. 119r.
Rest of fol. 152r blank; fol. 152v blank.
Cf. MS. Laud Misc. 281 fol. 184r.
1 col., c. 36–39 lines. Frame-ruled, ruled space 215–20 × 130–40 mm.
Cursive by two hands, (a) fols. 1r-152v, 167r-end; (b) fols. 153r-167r, 218r, and annotations throughout.
Six-line red initial with simple silhouette decoration, fol. 1r.
Elsewhere three-line red initials with simple decoration.
15th-century binding of plain whittawed skin over boards, damaged; clasps and bosses (on upper and lower boards) lost. Tabs.
The lower pastedown is made up of (a) part of a late-fourteenth-century legal document (apparently from the court of the papal audience, relating to the diocese of Würzburg; mentions Gerhard bishop of Würzburg, sedit 1372–1400, and Wittigo, bishop of Naumberg, sedit 1372–82), and (b) a thirteenth-century (?) liturgical manuscript. The upper pastedown is made up of a fragment of (the same?) legal document and unidentified fragments of (b) fourteenth-century and (c) twelfth-century Latin manuscripts.
Provenance and Acquisition
Erfurt, Charterhouse: identifiable as O 19 in the late-fifteenth-century library catalogue (ed. Lehmann, p 493).
Friedrich Gottlieb Julius von Bülow, 1760-?1831 (?): probably identifiable as 211 in the catalogue of part 3 of his sale, 10 Oct. 1836 ('FRANCISCI ASSISlNATIS Postilla super evangelia dominicalia per totum annum').
Presented to the Bodleian Library by his sons and received in 1857.
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-10-26: Description finalized for Polonsky German project.