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MS. Laud Misc. 278

Summary Catalogue no.: 991

John of Freiburg; 14th century, 1st half; German

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Fol. 1(a) recto, note of contents, c. 1500 (see provenance). Fol. 1(a) verso blank; following leaf (foliated as 2(a)), ruled, blank, on recto and verso.

1.1. (fols. 1(b)-291v)
John of Freiburg, Summa confessorum
Incipit: (prologue) (fol. 1b verso) Saluti animarum et proximorum utilitati

Capitula, fol. 2b recto-verso.

Rubric: (fol. 2b verso) Incipit Summa Confessorum compliata a fratre Johanne Lectore Ordinis fratrum Predicatorum
Final rubric: Explicit tractatus de mermerio et finitur per consequens, quasi in quatuor libros distincta, tota summa Confessorum.

Preceded (fol. 1b recto) by the prologue to his Libellus quaestionum casualium (Kaeppeli 2343), with a prefatory note:

Incipit: Nota quod lector iste Iohannes ante compilationem huius summe fecerat tabulam super summam
Rubric: Prologus fratris Iohannes lectoris in priorem libellum questionum casualium
Incipit: Quoniam dubiorum noua cotidie difficultas emergit casuum
1.2. (fols. 292r-294v)
Rubric: Isti sunt paragrofi summe fratris Raymundi per numerum secundum quem ut plurimum in hac summa confessorum eorumdem fit assignacio. In paruis tamen titulis non semper assignantur hic paragrofi. Quia propter littere paucitatem non est labor inquirendo.
Incipit: Prologus. Quoniam ut ait Ieronimus. De symonia. Titulus primus. Quoniam inter crimina etc.
1.3. (fols. 295-305v)
John of Freiburg, Statuta Summae Confessorum ex Sexto Decretalium
Rubric: Incipiunt statuta summe confessorum ex sexto decretalium addita quantum pertinere uidetur ad materiam eiusdem summe, ac sub eiusdem titulis ...
Incipit: (prologue) Ne libri qui de summa confessorum iam scripti erant appositione statutorum a domino Bonifacio
Explicit: contra legis nititur uoluntatem.
Final rubric: Explicit compendiosa collectio quorundam statutorum ex sexto decretalium addita ad summam confessorum ... Deo gratias.
1.4. (fols. 305v-353v)
John of Freiburg, Tabula super Summa
Incipit: (prologue) In hac tabula ubicumque fit simpliciter libri uel questionis
Explicit: (prologue) mihi perlegatur
Rubric: Incipit tabula super summam confessorum.
Incipit: Abbas. Utrum unus abbas possit presidere
Explicit: Uxor. Utrum uiri possint irritare iuramenta uxorum ... Divorcium, ieiunium, furtum, matrimonium, et in multis aliis locis.
Final rubric: Explicit tabula super summam confessorum.
2. (fols. 354-363v)
John of Freiburg, Confessionale

With a prologue and list of rubrics

Rubric: Incipit tractatus de instructione confessorum uidelicet confessionale
Incipit: (prologue) Simpliciores et minus expertos confessores
Explicit: (prologue) secundum modum presentis opusculi uidebitur oportunum

Capitula

Rubric: Admonitiones generales
Incipit: (text) Cum aliquis suam petit confessionem audiri
Explicit: frequentibus ammonitionibus inpulsabis.
Final rubric: Explicit confessionale

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 365 + 1 + ii leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 329 × 215 mm.
Dimensions (written): 221 × 143 mm.
Foliation: i-ii, 1a, 2a, 1b, 2b, 3-363, 364, 365-6.

Hand(s)

Textualis.

Decoration

Borders.

Historiated initial, fol. 2(b) verso (Dominican friar teaching).

Decorated and inhabited initials in pink, blue and gold, fols. 1(b)r, 1(b)v, 122r, 260r, 295v.

Initials with penwork flourishing.

Binding

Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Abp. Laud, 1637–1639, rebacked.

History

Origin: 14th century, first half ; German, Rhenish

Provenance and Acquisition

Eberbach, Cistercian abbey: ex libris, 15th century, fol. 1(b)r.

Eberbach, Cistercian abbey, library of the abbot: ex libris by Abbot Martin Rifflinck, c. 1500: 'Liber virginis gloriose in Ebirbach - Hic est Marie - Ad usus abbatis Ebirbacensis', with number 'I' at top (fol. 1(b)r); note of contents and pressmark 'Cifra I', fol. 1(a) recto, in the same hand.

Possibly identifiable as I 15 in the Eberbach library catalogue of 1502, although that entry could equally refer to another copy of the text.

William Laud, 1573-1645, 1638.

Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, 1639.

MS. Laud Misc. 278 - flyleaf (fol. 364)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 364rv)
Sacramentary

Part of a bifolium containing the hymn Pange lingua gloriosi proelium, Benedictio cerei, Ordo Baptismi and a reading of Gen 1 for paschal liturgy; with neums.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: Part of one bifolium

Layout

Written in long lines, number of lines undetermined.

Musical Notation:

Neums

History

Origin: 11th centuryGerman

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (November 2019) from the following sources:
Nigel F. Palmer, Zisterzienser und ihre Bücher: die mittelalterliche Bibliotheksgeschichte von Kloster Eberbach im Rheingau (Regensburg, 1998), pp. 188, 242, 292, 315 (fragment 35) [physical description, date, origin, provenance, endleaf]
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, 3 vols. (1966-1973) I, no. 137 [localization].
H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858-1885 [contents, acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (7 images from 35mm slides)