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ROBERT HOLCOT; WILLIAM WOODFORD; FRANCISCUS DE MAYRONIS
England, s. XIVmed, s. XVin
Composite volume
I.
1. ff. 2-113v: //esse contingentem et 1am teneor credere esse necessariam si dicatur quod non teneor assentire omnibus equaliter…Ad 11m quando queritur quid appeciit, superius dictum fuit et cetera. Explicit lectura.
Robert Holcot, Quaestiones super quattuor libros sententiarum Petri Lombardi (Lyons: Jean Trechsel, 1497); Hain 8763. Kaeppeli, SOPMA 3499. Stegmüller, Rep. Sent. 737. Here with the first leaf torn away, the second questio of Bk. 1, “Utrum sit ipsum complexum vel res significata per complexum,” not copied, and with Bk. 4 copied before Bk. 3 (but each with its proper numerical designation); Bk. 3 contains 4 questiones: “Utrum filius dei potuit incarnari”; “Utrum finale premium boni viatoris sit beatitudo” (in printed text as Bk. 4, quest. 8); “Utrum angelo confirmato conveniat deputari ad custodiendum hominem viatorem” (in printed text as Bk. 2, quest. 4); “Utrum demones libere peccaverunt” (in printed text as Bk. 2, quest 3).
2. f. 113v: Incipiunt tituli questionum in hoc libro contentarum super primum sentenciarum. Utrum quilibet viator existens in gratia in assentiendo articulis fidei mereatur, 1…Utrum demones libere peccaverunt, 18. Expliciunt tituli questionum in hoc volumine contentarum.
Chapter list in the order of this manuscript, with Bk. 4 preceding Bk. 3; the heading for the questio, “Utrum finale premium…,” added in the lower margin by the same hand that added folio references.
3. ff. 114-117: [added in another hand] Chapter list of each questio and its articuli in the order of this manuscript; alphabetical subject index with reference to the questiones (not the folios): Abraham…absolvere…acceptor personarum…accidencia…visio christi…virtus…voluntas…Xps…Explicit tabula super hoc opus. Deo gracias. 4. ff. 117v-118: [added by the same hand as art. 3] [U]trum beata virgo fuerit concepta cum peccato originali. Et arguo quod non, primo ex accidente…omnis pene ab eo quem reconciliavit. [f. 118rb-118v, blank] 5. f. 119r-v: [added by the same hand as arts. 3, 4] potest igitur sine assensione dividi tria, primum quod voluntas creata non tenetur semper se conformare voluntate beneplaciti ipsius dei…quia nisi deus coageret in persecutionibus ipsi nichil agerent et sancti nichil paterentur.
II.
6. ff. 120-164v: Venerabili in christo patri ac illustri domino thome cantuariensi archiepiscopo tocius anglie primati et sedis apostolice legato humilis suus servitor frater Willelmus Wydford devotissimum humilitatis et subiectionis famulatum. Reverendissime pater, mandatis vestris obtemperando causas condempnacionis articulorum per vos nuper dampnatorum…si in hiis dictis alicubi recessi a via veritatis et parcere michi velet vestra dominacio quamvis hoc opus non habeat in singulis articulis discussionem plenam quia pro completa discussione tot articulorum tempus quadragesimale per vestram reverenciam taxatum fuit nimis breve. Scripta in castro de framlynham in vigilia pasche per auctoritatem vestram venerabilem atque dominacionem ad catholice fidei defensionem conservet Ihesus christus feliciter per tempora longiora. Amen. Witford minor.
William Woodford, De causis condempnacionis articulorum xviii dampnatorum Jo. Wyclif, pr. in E. Brown, ed., Fasciculus Rerum Expetendarum et Fugiendarum prout ab Orthuino Gratio…editus (London 1690) 1:190-265; on f. 163v, lines 19-22, Thomas Arundel given as archbishop of Canterbury (1396-1414), Robert Braybroke as bishop of London (1382-1404), Richard II as king (1377-99; printed text and secondary sources give Henry IV, 1399-1413), John of Gaunt as duke of Lancaster (1340-99). See Emden, BRUO, 2081-82. See J. I. Catto, “William Woodford, O.F.M. (c. 1330-c. 1397),” unpublished D.Phil. dissertation, Oxford 1969, listing 20 manuscripts of this work, including the present manuscript on pp. 306-08.
7. ff. 164v-165: Augustinus de ieiunio sabbati ad casulanum, Si nullo modo liceret sabbato ieiunare 40 continuos dies…sine ullo scrupulo vel disceptacione facite. Explicit augustinus de ieiunio sabbati ad Casulanum. Amen. [f. 165v, blank]
Excerpts from the letter from Augustine to Casulanus; PL 33:136-151.
8. ff. 166-174: Memoriam fecit mirabilium suorum et cetera, Tria sunt preconia quibus mundani principes solent principaliter commendari…in corpore organico et christi corpus in hoc sacramento. Explicit sermo de corpore christi quem composuit frater franciscus de maronis doctor sacre theologie. Ihesus amen. [f. 168v:] Quodcumque ligaveris super terram et cetera, Mt. 16, Duos fines ultimos futuros esse in fine seculi describit augustinus 13 libro de civitate dei quorum unus est dampnatorum pena eterna…qui solem suum facit oriri super bonos et malos et pluit super iustos et iniustos cui est honor et gloria in secula seculorum amen. Explicit sermo fratris francisci de maronis de potestate clavium.
Franciscus de Mayronis, 2 sermons; Schneyer, 80 (?) and 131.
9. ff. 174v-180: Utrum per scripturam veteris testamenti poterit probari quod christus in lege promissus iam venit. Arguitur primo quod non quia cum iudei acceptent…Tenendum est igitur firma fide christum in carnem venisse propter dicta patriarcharum. Non plus hic de adventu messie. Ihesus amen. [ff. 180v-181v, blank; f. 182, a 12-line note in a contemporary running hand; f. 182v, blank]
Parchment, ff. iii (contemporary parchment; i, former pastedown) + 182 (the first leaf torn away; + 89 bis; 182, former pastedown). I. s. XIVmed, ff. 2-119; 260 × 184 (220 × 130) mm. 112(-1) 2-1012. Catchwords in lightly sketched frames in the shape of fish, mice or grotesques. 2 columns of 47 lines ruled in lead with an additional double rule in all 4 margins. Written in a deteriorating littera textualis. The remaining lower inner corner of f. 1 shows decoration on the opening page to have consisted of a bar border of colored segments and trefoil leaves. Alternating red and blue 3-line initials with flourishing of the other color; letters of the running headlines and paragraph marks alternating red and blue. Side notes in the hand of the scribe enclosed in the same pen sketches as the catchwords. Contemporary foliation in arabic numerals, [1]-119. II. s. XVin, ff. 120-182; 254 × 181 (198 × 125) mm. 1-58 66(through f. 165) 78 88(-7, 8) 9 (composed of 3 singletons?). Catchwords in the script of the text in the right lower margin. Leaf signatures usually i-iiii, but as ai-aiiii on ff. 166-169. 43-47 long lines, frame ruled in crayon; pricking in the outer margins of the conjunct leaves, ff. 120 and 127, but not used. Written in a poorly formed current anglicana script. Opening initial, f. 120, 5-line, in gold on a particolored blue and pink ground with trailing floral spray of blue, orange and tan spoon leaves and green tendrils, across the inner and upper margins. 3-line blue initials with red flourishing; red paragraph marks. Contemporary pagination, 1-92 on ff. 120-165v (arts. 6, 7). Bound, s. XV, in doeskin over wooden boards; sewn on 5 bands; remains of 2 fore edge clasps closing to pins on back. Notes, possibly added at the time of the binding (apparently not in the scribes’ hands): f. 1, remaining lower corner, “Sunt//”; f. 119, “hic sunt 10 quaterni”; f. 120, lower margin and f. 180, upper margin, “Sunt 9 quaterni istius opusculi.” Badly wormed boards and endleaves. Written in England, the first part in the fourteenth century, the second at the beginning of the fifteenth. The 2 parts were together when owned by Robert Rede, O.P., bishop of Chichester (1396-1415): on f. i verso, “Liber magistri Roberti Reede Episcopi Cicestrensis in quo continentur lectura holcote super iiiior libri sententiarum in parte cum tabula eiusdem cum tractatu valde bono magistri W. Whydeford edito contra hereticas opiniones et erroneas positas per magistrum I. Wyclyff.” Rede bequeathed his books to the Dominican convent of Kings Langley in Hertford; see Emden, BRUO, 2209 and Ker, MLGB, 105. At some time in the fifteenth century the manuscript may have passed to St. Albans: “De studio abbatis” appears 5 times on ff. ii and iii verso; 10 other St. Albans books bear this note; see R. W. Hunt, “The Library of the Abbey of St. Albans,” in Medieval Scribes, Manuscripts and Libraries: Essays presented to N. R. Ker, ed. M. B. Parkes and A. G. Watson (London 1978) 251-77, and Ker, MLGB, 164-68, listing HM 27187 with a query. Belonged to James Fairhurst, as part of his collection of mainly sixteenth and early seventeenth century ecclesiastical materials, which he had gathered in an effort to locate lost portions of Matthew Hale’s library; on the Fairhurst collection, see the introduction to Will of Aethelgifu: a Tenth-Century Anglo-Saxon Manuscript, trans. and examined by D. Whitelock, with a note by N. R. Ker and analyses by Lord Rennell (for the Roxburghe Club 1968) 1-4. “XII” in modern pencil on f. i. Sold through Messrs. Morgan Grenfell and Co. Ltd., Sotheby’s, 10 June 1963, lot 162 to the Huntington Library.
Secundo folio: [Pt. I:] esse contingentem; [Pt. II, f. 121:] (quali-)tates carnis
Bibliography: Aspects of Medieval England, n. 20 open at f. 120. Chronica, 5.
Abbreviations
Aspects of Medieval England
Aspects of Medieval England: Manuscripts for Research in the Huntington Library, an Exhibition prepared for the Medieval Academy of America, 14 April 1972 [San Marino 1972]
Chronica
J. Preston, “Medieval Manuscripts at the Huntington: Supplement to De Ricci’s Census,” Chronica: a Newsletter Published by the Medieval Association of the Pacific 21 (1977) 2-9
Emden, BRUO
A. B. Emden, A Biographical Register of the University of Oxford to A.D. 1500 (Oxford 1957-59) and A Biographical Register of the University of Oxford, A.D. 1501-1540 (Oxford 1974)
Hain
L. F. T. Hain, Repertorium bibliographicum (Stuttgart etc. 1826-38)
Kaeppeli, SOPMA
T. Kaeppeli, Scriptores ordinis praedicatorum medii aevi (Rome 1970- )
Ker, MLGB
N. R. Ker, Medieval Libraries of Great Britain (London, 2nd ed. 1964)
PL
J. P. Migne, ed., Patrologia latina
Schneyer
J. B. Schneyer, Repertorium der lateinischen Sermones des Mittelalters für die Zeit von 1150-1350. Beiträge zur Geschichte der Philosophie und Theologie des Mittelalters 43 (Münster 1969-80)
Stegmüller, Rep. Sent.
F. Stegmüller, Repertorium commentariorum in Sententias Petri Lombardi (Würzburg 1947)

C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Copyright 1989.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California.
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