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MS. Lat. th. d. 13

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

Collection of Carthusian devotional works; eight MSS, c. 1460-79; German, Erfurt

Physical Description

eight parts
Form: codex
Extent: 369 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 220 × 150 mm.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

' Cartusiae Erford ' on 1st fol. & top edge, 16th century

Bought, 1929.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff

MS.Lat.th.d.13 - Part 1

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol.3)
Johannes Hagen (?)
Rubric: Verus modus meditandi passionem domini nostri Ihesu Christi
Incipit: Gracias tibi ago dulcissime domine I.C. pro tam stupendo et mirando facto opere

Perhaps the ‘Tractatus circa Passionem Domini’ listed as among the works of Johannes Hagen by F. T. Petreius, Bibl. Cartusiana p.172 no.52.

Language(s): Latin
(fol.15)
Rubric: Incipit devota oracio peccatricis anime
Incipit: Domine sancte pater omnipotens eterne deus qui post ruinam angelorum.
Language(s): Latin
(fol.22)
Rubric: Incipiunt devote graciarum actiones ad Dominum Deum
Incipit: Domine sancte pater omnipotens, eterne Deus qui coequalem et consubstancialem et coeternum ante omnia secula.

For other MSS. see Leroquais, Livres d'Heures II.401.

Language(s): Latin
(fol.27v)
prayer
Incipit: O intemerata

pr. Leroquais op.cit.II.336.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper, watermark three hills, cross and star, cf. Briquet no.11819.
Dimensions (written): 160 × 105 mm.

Collation

1(14), 2(14) (13, 14 canc.)

Layout

28 long lines

History

Origin: 15th century, second half ; German, Erfurt (?)

MS.Lat.th.d.13 - Part 2

Contents

(fol.29)
Theological treatise,

illustrating the text ‘Noli metuere iudicium mortis’, which is repeated at the head of each chapter

Rubric: Homo creatus ut Deum cognosceret ac possideret …, et gloriam haberet
Incipit: (preface)Doctor gentium vas electionis
Incipit: (preface)Noli metuere … Beatus Augustinus in libro de cognicione vere vite cap. primo (fol.30v)
Incipit: (text)Noli metuere … Cum prohibicio hec sit divine auctoritatis (fol.32)

On fol.105 in red is ‘Nota has rubricas et hos titulos supranotatos dictavit fr. Iohannes Indag. et superaddidit eos ad presentem tractatum pro clariori intelligencia

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper, watermark steer's head, cf. Briquet nos. 14553-5..
Dimensions (written): 145 × 100 mm.

Collation

1(12)–6(12), 7(10) (1 canc.) Quires signed a-g on the bottom left corner of first leaves.

Layout

35 long lines

History

Origin: 15th century, second half ; German, Erfurt (?)

MS.Lat.th.d.13 - Part 3

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol.110)
Treatise on confession
Rubric: De confessione
Incipit: Accipite spiritum sanctum … Io.XX. Per hec verba Christus sacramentum confessionis instituit
Final rubric: Explicit tractatus de confessione
Colophon: Finitus est Erffordie carthus. anno 1460 in die dominica.
Language(s): Latin
(fol.126)
Treatise on confession
Rubric: Tractatus duarum questionum
Incipit: Queritur utrum habens a proprio sacerdote licenciam confitendi.
Language(s): Latin
(fol.129v)
Rubric: Incipit tractatus brevis de irregularitate
Incipit: Et quicunque hanc regulam secuti fuerint … ad Galathos sexto. Sanctus apostolus dominico spiritu illuminatus volens
Colophon: explicit Erffordie d. Carth. anno 1460.

Petreius p.175 no.102.

Language(s): Latin
(fol.138)
Rubric: Incipit de gradibus mititatis
Incipit: Ambula coram me et esto perfectus … dixit Dominus ad Abraham ut legitur Gen.XVII
Explicit: per ipsum salvemur nunc et in eternum
Final rubric: Explicit de gradibus mititatis de 1468 carthusiae prope Erffurt

Petreius p.180 no.194

Language(s): Latin
(fol.152)
Rubric: De cessacione divinorum etc.
Incipit: In salicibus … psalmo CoXXXVIo intitulatur psalmus pro ieiunia
Explicit: promittente domino nostro I.C. benedicto in seculorum
Colophon: Explicit … 1471

With a note (fol.167v) of the author addressed to ‘reverende domine decane et doctor’, at whose request the work was written. Petreius p.174 no.97.

Language(s): Latin
(fol.168)
Forms of absolution
Incipit: Dominus noster I.C. per suam piisimam misericordiam

Probably identical with Petreius p.175 no.108

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper, watermarks three hills and cross, cf. Briquet no. 11787, steer's head, cf. Briquet no. 14871.

Layout

30–35 long lines

Hand(s)

Written in the same hand as MS. Hamilton 57 (S.C. 24487) fol.87–266v and MS. Hamilton 54 (S.C. 24484) fol.1–291v

History

Origin: 15th century, second half (c. 1460-71) ; German, Erfurt

MS.Lat.th.d.13 - Part 4

Contents

(fol.172)
Rubric: De transitu unius religionis ad aliam
Incipit: Neque deserentes collectionem
Explicit: et detur occasio intelligendi multa (word illegible) similia

Petreius p.174 no.86.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper, no watermark visible.

Collation

one quire of twelve

Layout

45 long lines

History

Origin: 15th century, second half ; German, Erfurt (?)

MS.Lat.th.d.13 - Part 5

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol.186)
Rubric: Incipit tractatus de religionum diversitate et de modo vivendi in religione et statuum differencia
Incipit: Religio munda et immaculata aput Deum … Hec sunt verba sancti Jacobi apostoli
Explicit: in timore Dei qui est benedictus etc.
Colophon: Explicit tractatus iste collectus Erffurdie in carthusia ad quorundam devotorum instanciam.
Language(s): Latin
(fol.198)
Rubric: De conversione hominis ad deum et vita religiosa
Incipit: In quo corrigit adolescentior viam suam … Ps.118. Petrus a me misserrime
Colophon: Explicit Erffordie in Carthus. anno 1479 in die Dionisii et sociorum eius
Language(s): Latin
(fol.222)
Rubric: Incipit optimus tractatus de discrecione spirituum et congregacione affectuum
Incipit: Alii autem datur discrecio spirituum [1 Cor. 12.10]. Hec verba locutus beatissimus Paulus apostolus
Explicit: Prestante eodem domino et magistro I.C. [qui] cum patre etc.
Colophon: Explicit in die Valentini martyris anno 1478 in L.C. carthusia prope Erffordiam'
Language(s): Latin
(fol.234)
Rubric: Incipit brevis declaracio de statutis ecclesiarum
Incipit: Constituisti terminos eius qui preteriri non poterunt Legitur in Iob [14.5] et alibi

Perhaps to be identified with Petreius p.182 no.243

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: PaperWatermark as part 1

Layout

30–35 long lines

Hand(s)

Written in the same hand as part 3

History

Origin: 15th century, second half (c. 1478-9) ; German, Erfurt

MS.Lat.th.d.13 - Part 6

Contents

(fol.239)
Richard of St.-Victor , De meditandis plagis,

pr. P.L. 196 col.201–212.

Rubric: Richardus de sancto Victore de memoria creatoris
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Dimensions (written): 160 × 115 mm.

Layout

40–41 long lines.

History

Origin: 15th century, second half ; German, Erfurt (?)

MS.Lat.th.d.13 - Part 7

Contents

(fol.243)
Harmony of the gospels
Incipit: (preface)Evangelica doctrina in quattuor licet sit distincta libros
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper Watermark as part 2
Dimensions (written): 150 × 105 mm.

Layout

25 long lines

History

Origin: 15th century, second half ; German, Erfurt (?)

MS.Lat.th.d.13 - Part 8

Contents

(fol.351)
Augustine , De civitate Dei (chapter headings only)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper Watermark as part 2
Dimensions (written): 155 × 95 mm.

Layout

30 long lines

History

Origin: 15th century, second half ; German, Erfurt (?)