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MS. Hamilton 48

Summary Catalogue no.: 24478

Johannes Hagen on Ruth, Judges, Deuteronomy; Nicholas Lyra on Joshua, Judges and Ruth. A-C Germany (in part Erfurt), 15th century, third quarter (in part 1458)

Physical Description

Two manuscripts (fols. 6–214, 215–276) brought together at Erfurt soon after their creation, with autograph additions by Johannes Hagen to both parts mostly on added leaves (fols. 1–5, 277–291).
Extent: i + 289 + i folios
Dimensions (leaf): 210 × 155 mm.
Foliation: [i], 1–290, [291]; 114–115 and 207–208 are each one page.

Binding

Blind-stamped half-leather binding, late fifteenth century, with part of contemporary contents label; boards replaced. The stamp is lily in rhombus, perhaps Einbanddatenbank s010185 The original front board, with the remains of the original contents label, is now kept as MS. Hamilton 48*.

Tabs.

Accompanying Material

Fragments removed from this manuscript are now: MS. Lat. liturg. d. 16, fol. 37 (fol. '292' of this ms.), fols. 49–50; MS. Lat. misc. c. 17, fols. 53–5.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Erfurt, Carthusian abbey: ex libris on fols. 1r, 6r, fol. 215r; pressmark VIII.C on the upper board (MS. Hamilton 48*). Identifiable as C8 in the late-fifteenth-century library catalogue (ed. P. Lehmann, p. 280).

Friedrich Gottlieb Julius von Bülow, 1760-?1831, 385 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 48 – Part A (fols. 1–5, [6r], [276v], 277–291)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 1r)
Table of contents to the whole volume

Originally covering only fols. 6r-214v and 215r-276; entries for fols. 1r-6r and 277r-291r were added by Johannes Hagen, followed by a note that the 'exposicio quadruplex' on Judges and Ruth is to be found in another volume (C11 in the catalogue of the Erfurt Carthusians); followed immediately by the next item.

(fols. 1r-5v, 6r)
⟨Johannes Hagen⟩, Diuisio libri Ruth cum quaestionibus
Incipit: Liber ruth sic incipit In diebus vnius iudicis etc. Et diuiditur in quatuor partes secundum quatuor capitula
Explicit: non est hic scriptum sed in alia autentica scripta. Explicit.
Final rubric: (fol. 6r, bottom margin) Expliciunt questiones super ruth cum diuisione tocius libri […]
Stegmüller 4608; Martel C59; J. Klapper, Der Erfurter Kartäuser Johannes Hagen (1960), II. 9 (C8.3)
(fols. 276v-291r)
⟨Johannes Hagen⟩, Divisio libri Iudicum cum quaestionibus
Rubric: In nomine domini mei Iesu Christi Incipiunt divisiones et questiones libri Iudicum
Incipit: Superius in libro Josue dictum est de introductione populi in terram promissionis. Hic nunc agitur de gubernatione populi Israel in terra ista ^santa^
Incipit: Primo queritur, quare istum librum scripserit. Respondeo, de hoc varii modi dicendi sunt
Explicit: sapientiam suam que dirigat nos de gracia in gloriam. Amen.
Final rubric: Explicit diuisio libri Iudicum cum questionibus
Stegmüller 4607; Klapper, Der Erfurter Kartäuser Johannes Hagen, II. 9 (C8.2)

Attributed to Hagen in the library catalogue of the Erfurt Carthusians.

Fol. 291v blank.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

Layout

1 col., c. 43–5 lines, no ruling, text fills the whole area of the page.

Hand(s)

Hybrida currens by Johannes Hagen (except for the earlier table on contents on fol. 1r).

Decoration

No decoration.

History

Origin: 1458 × 1461 or 1467 × 1475 ; German, Erfurt, Carthusian abbey

Provenance

Written after part C and while Hagen was at Erfurt.

MS. Hamilton 48 – Part B (fols. 6–214)

Contents

(fols. 6r-214v)
⟨Johannes Hagen⟩, Quadruplex expositio super Deuteronomium
Rubric: In nomine domini nostri ihesu christi Incipit exposicio quadruplex super deutronomum
Incipit: Declaratio sermonum tuorum illuminat et intellectum dat paruulis Psalmo Co xviijo. O pater misericordiarum et deus tocius consolationis, qui consolaris nos in omni tribulacione nostra, quam dulcia faucibus meis eloquia tua
Rubric: (fol. 7r) Incipit capitulum primum. Incipit liber Deutronomy.
Incipit: Hec sunt verba que locutus est moyses. Iste liber diuiditur in prohemium et executionem. Hic est prohemium, in quo ostendit quis scripsit hunc librum
Explicit: ut pro editore dominum deum supplicent exorent et negligencias culpas peccata coram districto iudice deleant, ut simul omnes cum eo salui fiant in secula seculorum. Amen. Collecta et composita sunt hec in tribus septimanis et finita 3a feria post dominicam reminiscere anno domini Mo cccc lvo […]
Stegmüller 4605; Klapper, Der Erfurter Kartäuser Johannes Hagen, II. 9 (C8.1)

Attributed to Hagen in the table of contents and the Erfurt Carthusians' library catalogue. At fol. 214r is a note in Hagen's hand asking for any errors in the text to be excused and corrected 'quia velociter in cura pastorali hec collecta sunt'. Running-heads perhaps added by Hagen and some corrections perhaps also in his hand.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

Layout

1 col., c. 31–33 lines. Fols. 6r-96v, no ruling visible; fols 97r-214v, frame-ruled. Written space 155 × 100 mm.

Hand(s)

Cursive by two hands (fols. 6r-96v, 97r-214v).

Decoration

4-line initial in the ink of the text, fol. 6r.

3-line red initial with simple arabesque decoration, fol. 7r.

Elsewhere spaces for 2-line initials not filled in.

Headings in the ink of the text; occasional underlining in leadpoint, in ink only on fols. 28v-30r

History

Origin: 1455 × 1475 ; German

Provenance

Written after 1455 (the date of the work) and before 1475, the date of Hagen's death. The work was composed while Hagen was prior of Eisenach and this copy need not have been made at Erfurt.

MS. Hamilton 48 – Part C (fols. 215–276)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fols. 215r-276r)
Nicholas of Lyre, Postilla litteralis on Joshua, Judges and Ruth
(fols. 215r-242v)
Rubric: Josue \magistri Nicolai de lira exposicio/
Incipit: Introduces eos […] Secundum Hebraeos a libro Josue incipiunt libri prophetales, ut patet per Ieronymum
Incipit: (fol. 215v) Et factum est […] In quo notatur tempus, in quo mandata facta sunt ipsi iosue, scilicet post mortem Moysi
Explicit: non est in hebraeo nec in bibliis correctis
Final rubric: Explicit postilla super librum iosue
Stegmüller 5834
(fols. 242v-271v)
Rubric: Sequitur postilla super Iudicum
Incipit: Suscitauit dominus iudices […] Sicud in libro iosue, a quo incipunt libri hystoriales, agitur de terre promissionis ingressu
Incipit: (fol. 243v) Post mortem […] Quia experti erant male accidisse eis
Explicit: quia non ceperant eas de voluntate vestra
Stegmüller 5835
(fol. 242v-276r)
Rubric: Sequitur postilla super Ruth facta sub hystoria Iudicum
Incipit: In diebus unius […] Hic consequenter ponitur tercius casus scilicet ipsius Ruth. Et dividitur in quattuor partes. Quia primo describitur ipsius Ruth conversio gratiosa
Explicit: hic comprehensi sub uno nomine, sicud dictum est supra secundo capitulo
Final rubric: Explicit postilla super librum Ruth Nyc. de Lyra fratris ordinis minorum sacre pagine professoris
Colophon: Finitus per Andream syfridi de Czerwst monachum huius domus scilicet sancte Saluatoris sub anno incarnationis domini 1458 quinto ydus Februarii hora quasi ixª ante meridiem
Stegmüller 5835

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

Layout

1 col., c. 35–37 lines, written space 170–80 × 110–120 mm. Frame-ruled in ink with horizontal bounding lines only.

Hand(s)

Cursive by one hand, written at the Carthusian abbey in Erfurt by Andreas Syfridi of Zerbst near Dessau (see colophon).

'Flex' punctuation; the punctuation re-worked, and corrections to the text, in red.

Decoration

3-line initials in red or red-and-black, with yellow wash, sometimes with arabesque or 'silhouette' decoration.

Running heads; lemmata underlined.

History

Origin: 1458 ; German, Erfurt, Carthusian abbey

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description by Matthew Holford, September 2020. Previously described in the Summary Catalogue.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2020-09-30: Description finalized for Polonsky German project.