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

MS. Hamilton 9

Summary Catalogue no.: 24439


Language(s): Latin

(fols. 1ra-144vb)
Hugo Ripelinus, Compendium ueritatis theologicae

Capitula, fols. 1ra-3ra.

(fol. 144v)
Colophon: Explicit Compendium theologice Veritatis per manus Henrici Regis [Heinrich König ?], pro quo orate Deum, omnes hunc librum possidentes. Amen. Anno Christi. 1425. die 21ª me⟨n⟩sis Marcij ipso die sancti Benedicti abbatis & confessoris, etc.

Fol. 145 blank.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 145 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 312 × 220 mm.


2 cols, 39–42 lines, column space 230–3 × 70 mm.


Coloured initials.



White whittawed leather over boards, s. xv med., damaged; 4+1 bosses on the front and back boards, lost; two fastenings, lost.

Accompanying Material

The pastedowns are from a 14th cent. legal book.


Origin: 1425 ; German, Erfurt (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

St Peter's, Erfurt: pressmark ‘M.xl’ twice on the binding; fol. 1, ‘liber sancti Petri in Erffordia’

Friedrich Gottlieb Julius von Bülow, 1760-?1831, 42 in the catalogue of part 3 of his sale, 10 Oct. 1836 (cf. pastedown on upper board)

Sir William Hamilton, 1788–1856

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

Record Sources

Description adapted (2019) from the following sources:
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 494 [physical description, localization]
The Summary Catalogue (1905) [colophon, pastedowns, contents, provenance]

Digital Images

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Last Substantive Revision

2019-10-03: Updated for Polonsky German with reference to published descriptions and brief observation of manuscript.