MS. Hamilton 4
Summary Catalogue no.: 24434
‘Abbreviatio’ of parts of Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, with the Additiones; Germany, 15th century
Index of Secunda Secundae
Theological notes added, fifteenth century, on the upper and lower pastedowns.
Frame-ruled in ink, written in a single column of about 33–37 lines. Written space c. 230 × 155 mm.
The indexes in two columns.
Plain red initials.
Medieval. Sewn on three double/slit bands laced into wood boards covered with brown leather blind-tooled in a lattice pattern; each cover with marks from five metal bosses arranged in a saltire pattern; traces of two clasps; spine with gilt leather title piece ‘4.’. The front cover with two paper labels, inscribed ‘Abbreui[ … ] summe b. Thome:’ (to which is added ‘h 36’), and ‘H XXXVI’.
Quires strengthened with fragments of a fifteenth-century theological manuscript in Latin on parchment. Fourteenth-century parchment fragment between fols. 91 and 92.
Provenance and Acquisition
Erfurt (St Peter’s), with several ownership inscriptions, and their shelfmark H 36.
Friedrich Gottlieb Julius von Bülow, 1760-?1831, 48 in the catalogue of part 3 of his sale, 10 Oct. 1836
Presented to the Bodleian Library by his sons and received in 1857. Formerly ‘Mendham IV.’ (upper pastedown).
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Last Substantive Revision
2021-02-05: Revised summary description for Polonsky German project.