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MS. Lat. misc. d. 68

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

Treatises on dictamen; southern Austria, first half 14th century

Contents

(fol.1)
Account of miracles worked by Dominicans in Palestine as given to the general chapter at Utrecht in 1330
Language(s): Latin
(fol.1v)
Laurence of Aquileia , Vsus dictaminis
Rubric: Incipit paractica sive usus dictaminis magistri Laurencii de Aquilegia
(cf. Rockinger, Briefsteller und Formelbücher pp.951–5)
Incipit: Sanctissimo in Christo patri ac domino Domino Bonifacio divina providencia
Explicit: per temporum curricula longiorum
Language(s): Latin
(fol.10)
Verses,

three leonines (Walther Alphab. Verzeichnis, no. 16387)

Incipit: Quod (sic) sancti Rome quot sunt miracula Thome
Language(s): Latin
(fol.10)
Document (copy) dated 3 Sept. 1321 witnessing the receiving by the episcopal curia of Paris of the bull Vas electionis of John XXII, with the text (only the latter is pr. in Chartularium Univ. Paris. II. i p.243).
Language(s): Latin
(fol.11)
Laurence of Aquileia , Summa dictaminis
Rubric: Incipit summa dictaminis breviter et artificiose composita per magistrum Laurencium Lonbardum iuxta stilum Romane curie et consuetudine [sic] modernorum et prout modernis placet
Incipit: Noviciorum studia ianuam sibi concupiscencium aperiri dictatorie facultatis
Explicit: inspecta tuarum lacrimosa pagina litterarum

The opening sentences are the same as those of the summa in MSS. Bodley 158, and Corpus Christi Coll. 55.

Language(s): Latin
(fol.22)
List of synonyms
Incipit: Significo patefacio intimo resero manifesto

Followed by a list of adverbs, and a few short letters

Language(s): Latin
(fol.22v)
List of proverbs (alphabetical)
Incipit: Argumentum vere dileceionis pretenditur
Explicit: testium adhibeatur vel scriptura
Language(s): Latin
(fol.25)
Visio Philiberti
Rubric: Incipit disputatio anime et corporis

ed. T. Wright, Poems attr. to Walter Mapes, pp.95–106, with an additional first verse as noted by H. Walther Das Streitgedicht p. 213 no.73

Incipit: Est mortis hec condicio, qua spiritus superatur
Explicit: Et me Christi manibus totum commendavi.
Language(s): Latin
(fol.27)
Formulary of dictamen
Rubric: Incipit summa dictaminis sive paractica secundum modum curie principum et aliorum prout modernis placet
Incipit: Ad habendum preclaram et dilucidam formam dictaminis

The first few paragraphs of the introduction are drawn from the Beumgartenburg formulary (Rockinger pp.725, 6). Many of the places mentioned in the letters and documents are in southern Austria and Friuli (cf. E.P. Goldschmidt cat. 100 p.10).

Language(s): Latin
(fol.61v–65)
Formularies of dictamen
Rubric: In hoc tractatu describit Cassidorus utilissimas particulas aive clausulas epistolarum quas elegit de [sic] rethorica Tulii
Incipit: Primo do litteris assensitivis. Cum tempore necessitatis amicus probetur

The connection with Cassiodorus is not clear.

Language(s): Latin
(fol.75)
Henricus de Treviso , Dictamina
Rubric: Incipiunt dictamina peritissiml Rethorici pie memorie magistri Heinrici regie civitatis Tarvisinensis [Treviso] doctoris
Incipit: Elevata est disposicio sciencie supra cedros Lyband supra omne preter deum.
Language(s): Latin
(fol.86v)
Amadeus de Regio , Dictamina
Rubric: Incipiunt dictamina magistri Amandi de Regio
Incipit: Occurit nobis ex porte vestra littera quedam que auctoritatum monita prefulget
Explicit: et ad laurum eterne vite feliciter vos perducat
Final rubric: Explicit conieries dictaminum honestissime et specialissime excerptorum secundum usum modernorum artis retorice facultatis.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: at universalis
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 106 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 230 × 170 mm.
Dimensions (written): 165–70 × 130–35 mm.

Collation

1(10), 2(8)–5(8), 6(10), 7(6), 8(8)–13(8), the quires numbered 1–13 at the top of the first leaf. Quires 1–3 have at the foot of the first leaf ‘primus (secundus, tercius) quaternus tabularum,’ and quires 4–8 are numbered I–V. On fol.106v ‘13 quaternos habet summa ista’

Layout

2 cols., 36–41 lines

Decoration

Plain red initials.

History

Origin: 14th century, first half ; Austrian, South

Provenance and Acquisition

No. 439 in the Admont Stiftsbibliothek (cf. MS. Lat. misc. d. 66)

Bought from E. P. Goldschmidt, cat. 100, no. 10, 1936.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff, revised by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.