A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Hamilton 5

Summary Catalogue no.: 24435


(fols. 1ra-358va)
⟨Thomas Ebendorfer⟩, ⟨Sermones de euangeliis de tempore⟩

From Easter Day to the Sunday next before Advent. For incipits see Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, TEEVHI and TEEVAE.

(fols. 1ra-67va)
⟨Pars hiemalis⟩

TEEVHI nos. 57–8, 59(1), 61–70.

(fols. 67va-358va)
⟨Pars aestivalis⟩

TEEVAE nos. 1–4, (fol. 92ra) 9, (fol. 97vb) 6, (fol. 102vb) 5, (fol. 108ra) 8, (fol. 113ra) 7, (fol. 117va) 10–58

Fol. 358vb blank; fol. 359rv blank.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: impendere nec
Form: codex
Support: Paper, folded in folio. Watermarks: tower (not in Piccard, parallels from c. 1452–1474 in WZIS); tower, type Piccard ii.333–377 (1452–72); dreiberg with seven-petalled flower, cf. Piccard iii.1081–3, 1096–1117 (1456–68); dreiburg with cross, type Piccard vii.2203–2234 (mostly 1451–63, also 1477, 1500); bull's head with cross and seven-petalled flower, type Piccard xi.311–353.
Extent: i (modern) + 359 + i (modern) leaves, the modern endleaves not foliated.
Dimensions (leaf): 317 × 215 mm.


1(12–1: 1 canc.), 2(12)-30(12)


2 cols., c. 39–42 lines (usually 41). Ruled space 220–5 × 130–140 mm.

Fols. 1r-95v frame-ruled in ink.

Fols. 96r-358v fully ruled with a hard point.


Cursive with hybrida forms.

Three hands (?): (A) fols. 1ra-95vb (and 138ra?); (B) fols. 96ra-233vb (except 138ra); (C) fols. 234ra-358va.


One 5-line red initial, fol. 1ra.

Otherwise no decoration; spaces left for initials, unfilled; no rubrication. Scribe B, occasional decorative flourishes on the descender of g and elsewhere.


Contemporary binding of half brown plain leather over boards, repaired; boards a modern replacement.


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Germany

Provenance and Acquisition

Erfurt, Benedictine monastery of St Peter: 'Liber Bibliothecae regalis Monasterij S. Petri Erfordiae', 18th century, fol. 1r.

Friedrich Gottlieb Julius von Bülow: no. 23a in the 1836 sale catalogue of his library; cf. inscription, fol. 1r.

Sir William Hamilton, 1788–1856

Presented to the Bodleian Library by his sons and received in 1857.

Record Sources

Description by Matthew Holford (Oct. 2020). Previously described in the Summary Catalogue.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)


Last Substantive Revision

2020-11-04: Description finalized for Polonsky German project.