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SERMONS; JORDANUS OF QUEDLINBURG
Eastern Europe, s. XV2
Bound after Franciscus de Platea, Opus restitutionum (Cracow: Printer of Turrecremata, 1475); Copinger 4763.
1. ff. 1-91v: Cum ieiunatis scribitur Math. vi, Introductio a tempore quo cognoscimus inter bonum et malum heu semper plus peccamus quam bonum facimus…[Holy Friday] Egressus ihesus trans torrentem Cedron et cetera. Queritur ex quo per unam guttulam nos redimere potuit…ipsum satisfaceremus nisi passione christi iuvaremur et cetera.
Thirty-seven sermons for Lent, the same in Kórnik, Biblioteka Kórnicka Polskiej Akademii Nauk, sygn. 55, ff. 304-362.
2. ff. 91v-97v: Tibi dabo claves regni celorum, Mt. 16, Hic videnda sunt plura, primo quare dicte sunt claves penitencie, 2o quis tenetur recipere claves penitencie…quia pocius debet homo omnia mala sustinere quam mortaliter peccare. Facit c. Sacris quod metus causa et cetera. [f. 95:] Tibi dabo claves regni celorum et cetera, Scribitur Mt. 6 [sic] De istis clavibus dicit Richardus super quartum sententiarum Quod sunt quedam potestas date Ecclesie in prelatis suis ad aperiendum et claudendum regnum celorum quod clauditur homini per peccatum vel per obligacionem ad penam pro peccato…sibi celum aperitur et clauditur. Et tantum de clavibus Ecclesie et cetera. 3. ff. 97v-98v: Est zelus improbus qui solet seducere multos. Unde notandum quod sunt nonnulli qui noxias saciunt…Audiens hoc vicinus dives recessit ab eo valde in vita sua emendatus et cetera. 4. ff. 99-100: Subject index to the material on ff. 1-98v with reference to a numbering system in the upper margins of those leaves. 5. ff. 100v-130v: Passio Iordani per articulos, Inspice et fac secundum exemplar Quod tibi in monte monstratum est. Exo. 25, Et si christus ubique in scriptura dicatur mons ratione summitatis sue excellentissime perfectionis…[f. 102:] Primus articulus, Primus articulus dominice passionis est pavoris et tristicie assumptio, nam ut dicit augustinus cena domini facta et pedis locione celebratavel alias sicut deus oranti vel meditanti devotionem ministrabit. Amen. Amen Sit laus deo patri.
Jordanus of Quedlinburg, Meditationes de passione Christi; here with arts. 1-55, 58, 63-65 (although labelled in the manuscript 1-56, 60, 64-65), abbreviated with respect to the 1492 Basle edition; Zumkeller, n. 646; Stegmüller 5141.
Paper (3 types of Balance similar to Briquet 2528, Zwickau 1470; 2406, Wörth 1466; 2454, Wiener-Neustadt 1476; 4 types of Ochsenkopf similar to Piccard XII, 857, in many locations 1457-70; XIII, 213, Augsburg 1470; XII, 651, Nürnberg 1462-63; XII, 902, Lienz 1470-73), ff. 130; 290 × 210 (209-224 × 140-146) mm. 1-812 916 1012 1112(-7 through 12). Arts. 1-4 in 2 columns of 36-46 lines, frame ruled in ink; art. 5 in 2 columns of 49 lines, fully ruled in lead. Written by 5 scribes in running littera textualis scripts: i, ff. 1-24va; ii, ff. 24va-36v; iii, ff. 37-98v; iv, ff. 99-100 (art. 4) and marginal notes throughout; v, ff. 100v-130v (art. 5). Opening initial, f. 1, 5-line, in red decorated with knotwork and infilled with leaves; in arts. 1-3, 3- and 2-line red initials, 1-line initials within the text slashed in red, authorities underscored in red. In art. 5, 4- to 1-line red initials, 1-line initials within the text slashed in red, authorities underscored in red, marginal finding notes in red. Numbering system referring to the opening, not to the leaf, in the upper margins of arts. 1-3 as the sequence of the alphabet followed by a roman numeral, ai, bi, ci…aii, bii, cii…sv, tv. Bound, s. XV, in whittawed leather ruled with diagonal fillets, over bevelled wooden boards, sewn on 5 bands; remains of 2 fore edge clasps closing back to front; chain marks on top and bottom of rear board; handwritten label on spine, s. XIX. Written in eastern Europe in the second half of the fifteenth century. The writer of the index (art. 4) may have overseen the production of this manuscript. He numbered the openings of arts. 1-3 (written by 2 other copyists) for the index which he compiled on ff. 99-100. The last 2 leaves of arts. 2-3 and the index occupy the beginning of a large quire of different paper; to this a third copyist, who ruled both the frame and lines of ff. 100v-130v, added art. 5, the Passio of Jordanus of Quedlinburg. Round ink stamp on the inside of the front cover, s. XXin, “Bundesdenkmalamt, Wien.” Acquired by Henry E. Huntington from A. S. W. Rosenbach in June 1925.
Secundo folio: (concu-)piscen[tia?] iuget
Bibliography: Mead, n. 5066.
Abbreviations
Briquet
C. M. Briquet, Les Filigranes: dictionnaire historique des marques du papier…1282 jusqu’à 1600, facs. of the 1907 edition with supplementary material, ed. A. Stevenson (Amsterdam 1968)
Copinger
W. A. Copinger, Supplement to Hain’s Repertorium bibliographicum (London 1895-1902)
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)
Zumkeller
A. Zumkeller, Manuskripte von Werken der Autoren des Augustiner-Eremitenordens in mitteleuropäischen Bibliotheken. Cassiciacum 20 (1966)

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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