MS. Hamilton 38
Summary Catalogue no.: 24468
Thomas Aquinas; A, B Germany, 15th century, third quarter
Blind-stamped brown leather over boards, late 15th or early 16th century, repaired. Workshop not identified: stamps include heart pierced by arrow with lily above; acorn; lily; double lily; leafwork; eagle. Bosses and clasps lost; cornerpieces (mentioned in 1897) no longer present. Contemporary contents label on front cover.
Endleaves formerly from a Hebrew manuscript, lost by the time of the Summary Catalogue. The offsets referred to in the Summary Catalogue are no longer visible.
Provenance and Acquisition
‘Ex testamento reuerendi ⟨Johannis⟩ honsheym qui alias ciuis fuit ⟨de Bercka⟩’ (note, early sixteenth century, on the contents label; the full text is recorded in the Bülow catalogue, see below): bequeathed by him to the Erfurt Charterhouse. For Johann Hoensheym de Berka (fl. 1502) see J. N. Sinnhold and J. C. Motschmann, Erfordia Literata oder Gelehrtes Erffurth III.i (Erfurt, 1748) 77.
Apparently not identifiable in the late-fifteenth-century library catalogue of the Erfurt Charterhouse (arrived after its compilation?). Possible pressmark ‘L 90’ on the contents label, but only partially fits the catalogue entry (Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz, II, 465, 'Item secunda pars 2. partis in papiro').
Erfurt, Charterhouse: ex libris, 17th century (?), fol. 1r.
Friedrich Gottlieb Julius von Bülow, 1760-?1831, 108 in the catalogue of part 3 of his sale, 10 Oct. 1836
Presented to the Bodleian Library by his sons and received in 1857.
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-09-29: Description revised for Polonsky German project.