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MISCELLANY with ST. PATRICK’S PURGATORY
Germany, s. XVex
Bound after Thomas Aquinas, Quaestiones de duodecim quodlibet (Cologne: Johannes Koelhoff the Elder, 1485); Hain 1405.
1. ff. 1-6: Omnis utriusque sexus. Ista decretale editus est per Innocencium tercium ad reformandum humanum genus a labe actualium peccatorum…quanto magis in spirituali considerantur tanto magis ad concupiscenciam provocaret. Et sic est finis.
Commentary on Decretals, V, tit. 38, cap. 12 regarding confession.
2. f. 6: Alligor affligor spernor sternorque flagellor/ Ut te dampnatum reddam patri bene gratum/ Solum cor michi da pro quo fero verbera tanta/ Ut sit in exemplum credentibus et in templum. 3. ff. 6-10: [E]xcellentissimo principi ac domino domino karolo romanorum semper augusto Suus servitor minimus frater Conradus ordinis predicatorum provincie Scotonie [sic] professor sacre theolo[g]ie cum omnimoda reverencia tanto principi debitur…Noverit vestra imperialis maiestas…3a figura ponitur Ezechielis xxxviii ubi dicitur prophetante ezechiel reviviscant ossa et cetera. Expliciunt figure operum christi cum declaracionibus eorundem.
Conrad of Halberstadt, Figure operum Christi; see Kaeppeli, SOPMA 761, listing 3 manuscripts of German origin; present manuscript not known to Kaeppeli.
4. ff. 10v-21: Testimonia omnium prophetarum, [H]ic inducuntur testimonia omnium prophetarum per magistrum Gotfridum viterbiensem episcopum inducta qui sunt domino nostro ihesu christo ad defensionem fidei christiane et Iudeorum confusionem. [f. 11, Text:] [C]um omnes veteris testamenti historias secundum moysen et Iosephum et secundum alios auctores…quia in novissimis conversi erunt iudei mortuo prius antichristo et cetera. Explicit tractatus super omnes prophetias que de christo sunt et cetera.
Godfrey of Viterbo, Pantheon de universo Veteri et Novo Testamento. Stegmüller 2610; this section printed in Pantheon (Basle 1559), “Testimonia omnium prophetarum,” cols. 322-70.
5. ff. 21-29: Iheremias primo, A a a domine deus nescio loqui quia puer ego sum; Ro. 13, Abiciamus opera tenebrarum et induamur arma lucis…Deu. 31, Utinam saperent et intelligerent ac novissima providerent.
Selected biblical verses in alphabetical order with citation of book and chapter; a few additions in a contemporary hand.
6. f. 29: Augustinus, [N]ullius enim missam audias quem indubitanter sis habere concubinam alias peccati illius particeps efficiaris. Sanctus Iheronimus in libro obitus sui dicit eu domine mi quid dicam. Quid hodie sacerdos te commedunt in altari…fit in eiusdem peccatis conscivis per se et pene particeps. Bene considera et attende istam gravem supradictam sentenciam iheronimi. 7. ff. 29-32: [Geert Grote] Sequuntur quedam dicta magistri gherhardi groten ex sermone suo predicato coram universo clero traiectensi in sinodo generali. Primum dictum meum est hoc quod notorius fornicator per evidenciam facti…et tenebre flagellum frigus et ignis diaconis aspectus flagellum frigus. 8. ff. 32-33: Sequitur epistola magistri Eggardi dicti magni ad quondam sacerdotem. Amice in christo solus ille qui tibi christo amicus est vere tibi amicus est…et ignita tela dyaboli mundi et carnis spiritualibus fidei doctrinis carismatibus et noscere repellere. Amen. Hanc epistolam composuit venerabilis magister Gotfridus dictus Grote quam mittebat cuidam sacerdoti.
W. Mulder, ed., Gerardi Magni Epistolae (Antwerp 1933) 94-99.
9. ff. 33-41v: Incipit liber de purgatorio in hibernia, Patri suo in christo preoccupato [sic] domino N. [sic] abbati frater h. monachorum de psaltereia minimus cum continua salute patri filius obedientie munus. Iusisstis [sic] pater venerande ut scriptum…[f. 33v, Text:] Vir [sic] magnus sanctus patricius qui a primo est secundus…transferat in prefatam beatorum requiem ihesus christus dux et dominus noster cuius nomen gloriosum permanet et benedicat in secula seculorum amen.
St. Patrick’s Purgatory, attributed to Henry of Saltrey, here with prologue, the story of the Irishman, the 2 homilies, the tales of the 2 Hermits and epilogue; see Ward, Cat. of Romances 2:435-52.
10. ff. 41v-42: Oratio, [O] regum rex legum lex in cunctos da scienciam Tu michi domine in lux redde pacienciam…Die ire tue dire me venire iube ire in celi residenciam Amen. [ff. 42v-45v, blank]
Paper (similar to Piccard Ochsenkopf XI, 242, Oberschwaben, Braunschweig 1470-1480, and to Ochsenkopf XV, 360-361, various localities in Germany, 1474-1482), ff. 45; 289 × 209 (215 × 140) mm. 1-312 412(-7 through 9). 2 columns of 47-55 lines, frame ruled in lead. Written in a littera currens. 3- and 2-line initials in red, frequently not supplied; 1-line initials touched in red and some underlining on ff. 1, 12v-13, 20v-21; some rubrics in red. Bound, s. XVex, in stamped calf with round “ihesus” and “maria” stamps alternating with small rosettes in the outer border; in the central panel, diagonal fillets enclose lozenges of a floral spray in an urn (?); remains of chain fastening in top rear cover; 2 fore edge clasps, back to front; pastedowns of a fifteenth or sixteenth century document (?), face down. Written in Germany towards the end of the fifteenth century. On f. i of the printed book, “Orate pro domino Tilemanno Wikenberch quondam plebano in arberge prope C[?]zerstede et pro domino Bodone [?] Lochendorp testamentario eius.” “N.271” in an early modern hand on the front pastedown. Belonged to Leander van Ess (1772-1847); his initials in pale red ink on the second leaf of the printed book. Sold by him to Sir Thomas Phillipps. On a printed paper label once on the upper spine, but now loose in the book, “32” corrected by hand to “332,” the number of this book in the Catalogus Incunabulorum of former van Ess books in the Phillipps collection. In ink on the inside front cover and on a square printed label on the lower spine, the number “705.” N. 78 in the bound Rosenbach typescript in Rare Book Department files. The Phillipps incunabula acquired by Henry E. Huntington through A. S. W. Rosenbach in 1923.
Secundo folio: (mu-)lieris ex
Bibliography: Mead, n. 648. Bond and Faye, 23.
Abbreviations
Bond and Faye
C. U. Faye and W. H. Bond, Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New York 1962)
Catalogus Incunabulorum
Catalogus incunabulorum professoris et doctoris theol. L. van Ess Darmstadlt [sic] nunc in bibliotheca phillippica deposit [sic], (Middle Hill [1840?])
Hain
L. F. T. Hain, Repertorium bibliographicum (Stuttgart etc. 1826-38)
Kaeppeli, SOPMA
T. Kaeppeli, Scriptores ordinis praedicatorum medii aevi (Rome 1970- )
Mead
H. R. Mead, Incunabula in the Huntington Library (San Marino 1937)
; the manuscripts bound with incunables are not mentioned
Piccard
G. Piccard, Die Wasserzeichenkartei Piccard im Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart (Stuttgart 1961- )
Stegmüller
F. Stegmüller, vols. 9-11 with the assistance of N. Reinhardt, Repertorium biblicum medii aevi (Madrid 1950-80)
Ward, Cat. of Romances
H. L. D. Ward, vol. 3 by J. A. Herbert, Catalogue of Romances in the Department of Manuscripts in the British Museum (London 1883-1910)

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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