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MS. Holkham misc. 10

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)


1. (fols. 1–229)
Petrus de Palude, Commentary on Sentences IV
Incipit: Circa quartum Sentenciarum queritur primo utrum sacramenta nove legis
Explicit: et non in gloria perfecta quam nobis concedat etc.
Final rubric: Explicit quartus liber fratris Petri de Palude ordinis predicatorum doctoris in theologia nacione Burgundi
(Stegmüller, Repertorium Commentarium in sententias, no. 677); the text was corrected from another MS by a contemporary hand (cf. 'hoc non erat in aio exemplari', fol. 17r), which, together with a third hand, added marginal glosses and cross-references to this and other commentaries.
Language(s): Latin
2. (fols. 229v-233v)
List of 'tituli quarti libri per diffiniciones articulos opiniones et conclusiones',

for other MSS., see G. Groppe, Salesianum 23 (1961), 224–8.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: supprema illuminacio
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii (paper) + 235 + ii (paper)
Dimensions (leaf): 340 × 255 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 230–50 × 160–5 mm.
Foliation: Foliated in modern pencil: i-ii, 1–67a, 67b-160a, 160b-235.


1(10)-23(10), 24(6) (6 canc.)catchwords


60–62 lines written above top line; in 2 columns


Written in gothic script.


Fine borders, initials. (P&A ii. 175, pl. XVII)

Large initials with partial borders on fol. 1 and 185, the rest plain red and blue


Polished brown leather, the upper cover stamped in gilt with the Coke crest; the spine lettered in gilt 'PETRI DE PALODE | LIBER DE | SENTENTIARUM || MS. | SÆC. XIV.'; the upper board detached.


Origin: Italian, Fiesole (?); 14th century, second half

Provenance and Acquisition

The Dominicans of Fiesole , 15th century (after 1405, the foundation date), with their ex libris: 'Istud scriptum super quarto Sentenciarum Petri de Palude est conventus sancti Domini de Fesulis ordinis predicatorum (fol. 229v), and, in a rather later hand 'Istud scriptum ... Petri [super] quarto Sententiarum pertinet ad conventum Fesulanum ordinis predicatorum fratrum quod sciunt ffrater Anthoninus de Florentia et frater Petrus de Arimin[i]o eiusdem ordinis' (fol. 1r); St. Antoninus of Florence was a member of the Fiesole convent 1406–9, and returned as prior, 1421–4.

Inscribed, 16th century: '64' (fol. 1r, next to the later inscription noted above).

Formerly Norfolk, Holkham Hall, MS. 156.

Record Sources

Draft description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.