MS. Hamilton 35
Summary Catalogue no.: 24465
Jacobus de Clusa, various works; Germany, 15th century, partly 1443–1444
In 24 parts. Meier, no. 3 (this ms. listed)
At fol. 158v is 'Epistola Bernardi in libello de Mundi contemptu', addressed to the abbot of Cluny.
In 16 dialogues between Magister and Discipulus, with preface. Meier no. 38, this ms. listed
Meier no. 76, this ms. listed.
in 28 chapters: at end in a different but contemporary hand is 'Anno Domini Mº ccccº xliijº infra octauas Natiuitatis gloriose Virginis ... Marie.'
Meier no. 45, this ms. listed.
Meier no. 63, this ms. listed.
'Epistola Henrici de Hassia' (beg. 'Honorabili ... Literas caritatis vestre': fol. 292): a poem on the vanity of earthly delights (beg. 'Si tibi diuicias cumules metalla, quid inde?': fol. 293v).
in 22 chapters: at end 'Annis [sic] Domini 1444º in octaua Epyphanie, etc.'
Meier no. 19, this ms. listed.
Meier no. 15, this ms. listed.
At the foot of the first column is '1444 Mich'', i.e. Michaelmas (?).
Meier no. 40, this ms. listed.
At the foot of the first column is '1444', and at the foot of the last '1444. hedwigis', i.e. St. Hedwig's day (?).
Meier no. 77, this ms. listed.
Two columns, c. 38–52 lines. Column space 230–40 × 70 mm.
Ruled and stamped pigskin on boards (15th century); contents label 'Questiones et tractatus ad religiosos'.
Provenance and Acquisition
Fol. [i] verso, pen trial (?), beginning of a salutation (part cropped) to 'Alberto plebano' from the 'plebanus in Gossmar' [Gossmar near Luckau?]
Erfurt, Carthusian abbey of St. Salvator: 'Hxx' on the front cover: H20 in the catalogue.
Friedrich Gottlieb Julius von Bülow, 1760-?1831, identifiable as 205 in the catalogue of part 3 of his sale, 10 Oct. 1836.
Sir William Hamilton, 1788–1856
Presented to the Bodleian Library by his sons and received in 1857.
MS. Hamilton 35 - flyleaf (fol. [i])
This fragment is an unfoliated parchment leaf which has a text in German on what is now the recto. The flyleaf is an unfolded bifolium, and originally the text would have been on the second verso of the bifolium. The main text is substantially worn through being pasted onto the board cover.
It contains a medical treatise on the treatment of morphea, a form of skin disease. The treatise contains medicinal recipes, along with an exemplum of one master Johannes who was treated for this complaint by his wife. This text is similar to that in Trier, Stadtbibliothek Hs. 1025/1944 8º, beginning on fol. 124v, where it forms part of a collection of medical recipes associated with a heavily interpolated text of the ‘Arzneibuch’: cf. Betty C. Bushey, Die deutschen und niederländischen Handschriften der Stadtbibliothek Trier bis 1600 (Wiesbaden 1996), pp. 138–143. The precise status of this recipe within the ‘Arzneibuch’ is not yet precisely defined; it does not feature in the single-manuscript edition of the oldest manuscript (Cologne, Stadtarchiv W 4º 24*), that being James Follan (ed.), Das Arzneibuch Ortolfs von Baierland, Veröffentlichungen der Internationalen Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Pharmazie e. V., N. F. 23 (Stuttgart 1963).
Two columns of 22 lines each; the final three lines of the second column contain a later Latin benediction, in weaker ink and heavily faded.
13th century textura, in black ink.
MS. Hamilton 35 - flyleaf (fol. 344)
Fragment. Issued by the archbishop of Mainz, June 10, 1252, in connexion with a new hospital in that city.
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Last Substantive Revision
2022-11: Corrections to endleaf foliation; added provenance note re. Gossmar; add Buelow provenance.