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MS. Lat. th. e. 21

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

Physical Description

Composite: three parts: fols. 1-77 || fols. 78-93 || fols. 94-123
Form: codex
Support: Parchment.
Extent: i + 123 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 170 × 125 mm.

Binding

Early 16th-century brown stamped calf over boards; with clasps.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Dietrichstein library, no. 382 in sale cat., '382' inside cover

Bought from E. P. Goldschmidt, Ltd., Bond St. 1934.

MS. Lat. th. e. 21 - Part 1

Contents

(fol. 1r)
Alexander the Minorite , Commentary on the Apocalypse

Ed. A. Wachtel, MGH, Quellen zur Geistesgesch. f. MA, I, (1956), with the shortened text of the second redaction as is shown by the prologue (cf. Wachtel, p. xxii; this manuscript not known to him); at fol. 77v are 'porro porta zero zebeta arrai carai zarai zarabai paraclitus', and a semi-circle in which are shown the movement of the planets.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: 'tiis ab eo'.
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (ruled): 125 × 80 mm.

Collation

I-VI12, 78-1 (8th leaf cancelled) quire signatures 'i' - 'vii' on the first leaves.

Layout

41 lines per page in a single column

Decoration

Plain red and blue initials.

History

Origin: 13th century ; German

MS. Lat. th. e. 21 - Part 2

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 78r)
Visio Tundali
Rubric: De situ hyberniensis insule

Ed. A. Wagner, (Erlangen, 1882); the present manuscript lacking the prologue

2. (fol. 91r)
Rubric: Visio sancti pauli
Incipit: Interrogandum est quis primo rogavit
Explicit: habebunt partem cum deo in secula seculorum

The text appears to be close to redaction IIIa as pr. by T. Silverstein, Studies and documents, IV (1935), 160-92

3. (fol. 92r)
Rubric: De cameris inferni
Incipit: Infernus est sub terra et habet vii cameras
Explicit: periat dies illa in qua natus sum

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (ruled): 135 × 95 mm.

Collation

I-II8.

Layout

Written with 36 lines per page in 2 columns

Decoration

Plain red initials.

History

Origin: 14th century, first half ; German

MS. Lat. th. e. 21 - Part 3

Contents

(fol. 94r)
Alanus de Insulis , De arte praedicandi
Rubric: Alanus de arte predicandi

A slightly shortened version of the work pr. in Migne, PL, CCX, cols. 111-98; with a colophon (see under Provenance)

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (ruled): 130 × 100 mm.

Layout

Written with 35 lines per page in 2 columns

Decoration

Plain red initials.

History

Origin: 1326 ; German, Styria (Slovenia), Maribor

Provenance

Colophon: ' ... anno domini MoCoCoCXXVIo in vigilia nativitatis sancte marie virginis conscripta sunt hec in Marchpurga' (in Styria) (fol. 123v).

Additional Information

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff