MS. Hamilton 54
Summary Catalogue no.: 24484
Johannes Hagen de Indagine; mostly Germany (Erfurt OCarth and Frankfurt a.d. Oder OCarth), c. 1458–1469
1 column of c. 28–40 lines, ruled space c. 180 × 110–15 mm.
Gothic hybrida, written by Iohannes de Indagine apart from fols. 322r–347v (which he annotates).
Occasional rubricated headings or red underlining.
Contemporary, bound in leather over wooden boards, ruled with blind-stamped floral and fleur-de-lis designs. MS. Hamilton 57 has an identical binding, to which MS. Hamilton 54 is a companion volume. The binding of MS. Hamilton 49 uses similar design elements. Paper labels on upper board, ⟨Varii t⟩ractatuli spirituales et pro fide and H·61· (matching the Salvatorberg register, ed. P. Lehmann, Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge. Deutschland und die Schweiz, vol. 2, p. 400). One clasp, now lacking. Leather rose-coloured tabs attached to the opening of each work in the volume.
Provenance and Acquisition
Erfurt, Charterhouse of Salvatorberg: ‘H·61·’ (label on the upper board) in its medieval catalogue; ‘Hic liber est fratrum Carthusiensium prope Erffordiam.’ (inside upper board). While the book was assembled here, colophons indicate that some parts were originally written in other locations. The compiler of the register is closely familiar with the volume’s contents, recounting its contents more expansively than the rubrics.
Friedrich Gottlieb Julius von Bülow, 1760–?1831, possibly no. 300 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
2021-01-14: Andrew Dunning Revised with consultation of original.