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MS. Lat. th. d. 18

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

Theological texts (two MSS. with additions); 15th century; German, Erfurt (?)

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: fuit autem
Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ii (modern endleaves) + 105 + ii (modern endleaves) leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 275 × 200 mm.
Foliation: i-ii, 1–20, 25–38, 40–110

Collation

1(12) (12 canc.), 2(12), 3(4), 4(12), 5(3) | [fol. 49] 6(12)–9(12), [fol. 97] 10(6), 6(4)

Condition

Paper damaged at the foot throughout by damp affecting the text.

Binding

Modern binding, pasteboard.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Sold at Sotheby’s, 25 March 1929, lot no. 163: clipping from sale catalogue on upper pastedown inscribed with price code ‘t/–’.

Purchased, 18 March 1932: note on fol. 1r.

MS. Lat. th. d. 18 – Part A

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 1r–41v)
Distinctiones
Incipit: ⟨A.⟩ a.a. significat metum gemitum
Explicit: dei que est ymago dei inuisibilis. Ad colo. 1ª. Ad quod regnum nos perducat qui uiuit et regnat in secula seculorum amen
Final rubric: Expliciunt distinctiones

Fol. 11rb-vb blank. Fol. 19v mostly blank. Fol. 32rb-v blank

Cf. Basel UB, B VIII 15 fols. 1r-60r, attributed there to 'magister Astensis' OFM (cf. art. 4 below); also in Munich, BSB, Clm 28529 fols. 80r-107r and Lüneburg, Ratsbücherei, Theol. 2º 73, fols. 191r-250v.

Language(s): Latin

Added rubric (19th(?) century), ‘Ars faciendi collationes per Geraldinum de Pistorio’ (fol. 1r).

2. (fols. 41v–43v)
Table of sermons
Incipit: ⟨Q⟩ualiter debemus abnegare nos
Explicit: Item Iohannes Crisostomus in omilia dominica 22ª circa medium
Final rubric: Explicit tabula originalium super sermones et omelias sanctorum per totum annum

Added rubric (19th(?) century), ‘Tabula originalium super sermones et omilias sanctorum per totum annum’ (fol. 41v).

Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 43v)
Note on the four senses of Scripture
Incipit: ⟨N⟩ota quattuor sensus sacre scripture uidelicet hystoricum
Language(s): Latin
4. (fols. 43v–46v)
Incipit: ⟨Q⟩uesiuisti a me utrum de faciendis collacionibus
Explicit: ergo hoc opusculum determinatur Deo gracias
Final rubric: Explicit ars faciendi collaciones et sermones per fratrem Geraldinum de Pistorio ordinis fratrum minorum im[sic] Erfordia.

For this work, also ascribed to ‘Astazius O.F.M.’, Ascensius Aquitanus and Ascensius de S. Columba (all seemingly variants of one author), see T. Charland, Artes Praedicandi, Paris &c., 1936, p.27.

Fol. 47r-b blank except for 19th(?)-century copy of the final rubric.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper, watermarks Greek cross (‘Ankerkreuz’ in circle), cf. Briquet 5471, bell, cf. Briquet 4063–4.

Layout

2 cols., varying number of lines

Hand(s)

Cursiva antiquior. Two hands: (1) fols. 1–11 and 33–46v; (2) fols. 12–32

Decoration

Plain red initials.

History

Origin: 14th century, second half ; German, Erfurt (?)

MS. Lat. th. d. 18 – Part B

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 48r–99v)
John of Erfurt, Commentary on the Sentences book 1
Incipit: (prologue) Hic liber mandatorum dei et lex que est in eternum. … In uerbis istis tangitur 1º generaliter
Incipit: Veteris … Primo queritur de subiecto uti

Ends imperfectly in distinction 35.

(Stegmüller, Repertorium Comment. in Sent. no. 444)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper, watermarks steer's head cf. Briquet 14687, bell cf. Briquet 3962.

Layout

Varying numbers of long lines

Hand(s)

Cursiva antiquior.

Decoration

Plain red initials, left incomplete after fol. 79r.

History

Origin: 14th century, late, or 15th century, early ; German, Erfurt (?)

MS. Lat. th. d. 18 – Part C

Contents

6. (fols. 100r–103r)
Hermann Lurtz, Tractatus de paralogismis consuetis fieri in materia trinitatis benedicte et eorum solucionibus
Rubric: ⟨I⟩ncipit tractatus de paralogismis consuetis fieri in materia trinitatis benedicte et eorum solucionibus
Incipit: Premittam aliqua preambula ad hoc necessaria⸝ Secundo subiungam regulas
Explicit: quod generat generat||
Language(s): Latin

See L. Meier, ‘Contribution à l'histoire de la théologie à l’Université d’Erfurt’, Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique, 50 (1955), 455–470.

Fols. 103rb-104v blank.

7. (fols. 105r–106v)
Notes on Aristotle, De interpretatione
Incipit: Genus rerum triplex. quedam sunt res que per sui distribucionem.
Explicit: nec facit in quippe accidentia
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 1 leaf
Dimensions (leaf): 275 × 205 mm.

Layout

64 lines in two columns

Hand(s)

Gothic cursiva antiquior.

History

Origin: 14th century, late, or 15th century, early ; German, Erfurt (?)

MS. Lat. th. d. 18 – Part D

Contents

(fol. 107r–v)
Chronicle
Incipit: ||Sed auditur in miraculis de quibus
Explicit: quod non dicitur in nominibus sed in nomine

Short extracts from chronicle (15th century) directed against Arianism

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper (not integral; tipped in to the modern binding)
Extent: 1 leaf
Dimensions (leaf): 215 × 155 mm.

Layout

34 long lines

Hand(s)

Gothic cursiva.

History

Origin: 15th century ; German

Additional Information

Record Sources

Typescript description (n.d.) by anonymous Bodleian Library staff, revised (Dec. 2020 and Feb. 2021) by Andrew Dunning and Peter Kidd with reference to the manuscript and to secondary literature as cited.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2020-12-17: Andrew Dunning Revised with consultation of original.