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, fols. 1r-152, 153r-299v.
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 lost.
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.
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.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-10-20: Description finalized for Polonsky German project.