Guide To Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library
PETRUS AUREOLI, COMPENDIUM SACRE SCRIPTURE
Germany, s. XV2
Bound after Werner Rolewinck, Fasciculus temporum [Strasbourg: Johann Pruss, not before 1490]; Hain 6916.ff. 1-93: [Prologue:] [V]enite ascendamus ad montem domini et ad domum dei Iacob et docebit nos vias suas. Isaie iio capitulo et Michee iiiio. Scriptura divina potest dividi in viii partes principales secundum viii modos docendi quos assumit…[f. 4, Text:] [P]rima itaque pars sacre doctrine que politica et legislativa est…Incipit igitur Genesim parte politica et tractat de domino legem iniungente…et suavitatis odorem ut accedat quod scriptum est. Canticorum tercio ascendit sicut virgula fumi ex aromatibus mirree et thuris et universi pulveris pigmentarii. [f. 93v, blank]
Stegmüller 6422; several early editions. Paper (letter Y surmounted by a cross; not in Briquet), ff. 93; 285 × 205 (230 × 156) mm. 1-712 810(-10). 2 columns of 43-46 lines, frame ruled in ink. Written in a littera currens. 2-line spaces reserved for initials. Corrections added in the margins in the hand of the scribe. In upper margin of f. 1, s. XVI, biographical note on Petrus Aureoli. Bound, s. XV/XVI, in German brown calf over wooden boards, the front cover ruled with a double fillet forming an outer border, an inner border (filled with lush acanthus) and a central panel, itself divided into lozenges. Stamps in the central panel: “Ihesus,” “Maria” and “Iohannes” within circles; a rosette within a circle; a stylized fleur-de-lis within a square; a lion rampant within a lozenge; the 4 Evangelists’ symbols within circles (Kyriss, Tafel 33, stamps 6-9; Cologne, Carthusians, 1481-1519); a shield of the same shape as Kyriss, Tafel 35, stamp 3, although the charge on the shield cannot be determined. Back cover, a simpler arrangement using some of the same stamps. Remains of 2 fore edge clasps, closing back to front. Back pastedown, a legal text, Italy, s. XV, 286 × 195 (250 × 156) mm. 60 long lines, 2-line alternating red initials with purple harping or blue with red; offset on front cover of what was probably a pastedown from the same manuscript. Title, Fasciculus, on the fore edge. Written in Germany in the second half of the fifteenth century. Belonged to the Carthusian house in Dulmen, Westphalia (founded 1476); on f. i, “Liber Carthusiensium prope dulmaniam” and a pressmark, “i 67,” which also occurs on the spine. Also on f. i, a contemporary note, “Pro d. tynan. gre<?>hoff sig.” and the signature, s. XVIII-XIX, “Arthur Douglas Wagner.” Belonged to Sir Charles Thomas-Stanford (1858-1932); his bookplate tipped in before the flyleaf. Acquired from him by Henry E. Huntington through A. S. W. Rosenbach in September 1924.
Secundo folio: felicitatem velBibliography: Mead, n. 336. Bond and Faye, 23-24.
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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