Guide To Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library

HM 51848

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Germany, s. XV2
1. ff. 1-49v: Iohannes Herolt, Postilla Discipuli super epistolas dominicales et de sanctis secundum sensum litteralem [Kaeppeli, SOPMA 2394]. 2. f. 49v: Short passages identifying the recipients of the Pauline epistles, based on the biblical prologues. 3. ff. 50-121v: Iohannes Herolt, Sermones Discipuli super evangelia dominicalia et de sanctis secundum sensum litteralem [Kaeppeli, SOPMA 2393, here breaking defectively after the first leaf of the sanctorale and lacking the entire common of saints]. 4. ff. 122-227v: Peregrinus de Oppeln, Sermones de tempore et de sanctis [Kaeppeli, SOPMA 3194, here breaking defectively in the entry for Clement]. 5. f. 228r-v: Prayers to say in various occasions, added in an early modern hand, beginning defectively. 6. ff. 229-243v: Four collations on John the Baptist. 7. f. 243v: Prayer added in the same hand as art. 5. Paper (Tëte de boeuf similar to Briquet 14871 or 14873), ff. ii + 243 + i; 285 × 205 (210 × 150) mm. Gatherings mainly of 12 leaves; catchwords in center of lower margin in script of text. 2 columns of 45-52 lines, ruled in dry point. Written in a careful cursive script. Major initials, 4- to 11-line, in red or green with infilling, often of both colors, in void design, some with sketched profile faces; minor initials, 4-line, alternating plain red and green; 1-line initials within text slashed in red; paragraph marks and rubrics in red. Marginal finding notes in the hand of the scribe. Contemporary (?) foliation in arabic numerals through f. 227. Bound, 1986, at the Huntington Library in white pigskin. Previous binding (retained in case with book), s. XVI, in pigskin over boards, with roll of renaissance ornament and 4 small compartments, 220 × 17 mm.: “Salvator” (half figure of Christ, blessing and holding cross-and-orb, facing left), “S. Iohannes Tau” (presumably John the Baptist, as he is normal to this sequence in sixteenth century German binding rolls; half figure, holding a book, facing left), “S. Paulus .O.” (half figure of Paul, holding sword and book, facing left), “Rex .O. Davit” (half figure of David holding harp, facing right); for this roll, see K. Haebler, “Rollen- und Plattenstempel des XVI. Jahrhunderts,” in Sammlung Bibliothekswissenschaftlicher Arbeiten 42 (Leipzig 1929) 227, Munich-41; the “Tau” after “S. Iohannes” could be the binder’s initial “T” (also normal practice), for an example of which see Haebler, “Rollen-,” ibid. 41 (Leipzig 1928) 440, F. T.-1, a very similar roll signed “F. T.” On the previous binding of HM 51848, remains of 2 fore edge clasps closing from bottom to top. Written in Germany in the second half of the fifteenth century; it may have belonged to a Dominican house, as the two identified authors are of that order. On f. 1, early modern ownership note of the Benedictine monastery of St. Peter and St. Paul in Bregenz, Austria. Also on f. 1, signature of Alexander Valpy. Given to the Huntington Library by Mrs. Julian Binstock in 1985.
[This manuscript was received too late to be included in the regular sequence.]

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)
Kaeppeli, SOPMA
T. Kaeppeli, Scriptores ordinis praedicatorum medii aevi (Rome 1970- )

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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