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Germany, s. XV2
Bound before Werner Rolewinck, Fasciculus temporum [Cologne: Ludwig von Renchen, ca. 1483]; Hain 6914.
1. ff. 1-86v: Cupientes aliquid et cetera. Hic queruntur quinque. Primo utrum aliquis veritati insistere debeat que excedit facultatem sui intellectus…[f. 57:] voluit bonam christi passionem. Qui est super omnia deus benedictus in secula seculorum. Amen. Deo gracias. Explicit prim <erasure> sententiarum sancti thome scriptum. Tercii sententiarum distinctio i, Dividitur liber iste in duas partes, in prima determinat de incarnacione, in secundo prosequitur condicionem filii dei incarnati…[f. 83v:] Ad iii de eterno dicendum quod eternum in quantum eternum caret fine persona quamvis sit eterna et sic careat fine secundum se// [rest of column and following page blank; note in the lower margin, “hic deficiunt 4or articuli de resurrectione”; f. 84v:] [C]um supra habitum sit et cetera. [added, “distinctio xxii,” sic, for 23:] Circa partem istam queruntur 4or. Primo an diffinitio fide quam tradit apostolus sit recte assignata…[f. 86v:] fides est una licet diversa enuciabilia formentur sed diversum modum accipiendi ut accipiatur presens preterita vel futura. [ff. 87-89v, blank]
Hannibaldus de Hannibaldis, Super libros I-IV Sent. Stegmüller, Rep. Sent. 309 and Kaeppeli, SOPMA 1684; several early editions, often as Thomas Aquinas, Scripta ad Hannibaldum. Here in an abbreviated version, Bks. 1 and 3 only (the latter lacking dist. 22, as noted by the scribe), with loss of text due to missing leaves before f. 1 (? 1 leaf) and after ff. 12 (2 leaves), 22 (2 leaves), 33 (1 leaf), 43 (2 leaves), 53 (1 leaf).
2. ff. 90-100v: [C]um igitur venit plenitudo temporis ut ait apostolus misit deus filium suum natum de virgine et cetera. Determinato in libro precedenti de rerum exitu a principio. In hoc tertio incipit magister determinare de reditu divinarum rerum in finem scilicet deum…[f. 93, second distinction:] [E]t quia in homine tota humana natura vicio corrupta erat totam assumpsit et cetera. Postquam magister determinavit de incarnatione ex parte assumentis…[f. 96, third distinction:] [Q]ueritur eciam de carne verbi an priusquam conciperetur obligata esset peccato et cetera. Ostenso quid filius dei in natura humana et quo ordine assumpserit hic ostendit quale sit quod assumptum est…In oppositionem prime partis conclusionis arguitur Omnes virtutes anime vegetalis scilicet active secundum commentationem qui in 2o de anima ponit hanc distinctionem.
Unidentified commentary on the third book of the Sentences of Peter Lombard, similar to Stegmüller, Rep. Sent. 1063 or 1361 (both anonymous); here probably ending incomplete.
Paper (art. 1, Lettre P similar to Briquet 8685, Düsseldorf 1464 and to Briquet 8690, Nivelles 1461; art. 2, Lettre P similar to Briquet 8598, Colmar 1465), ff. 100; 209 × 205 (210 × 150) mm. First part of art. 1 apparently copied on quires constructed with the outer bifolium in parchment, of which only 1 leaf survives, f. 33, the rest having been cut away: 114(-1, 14) 212(-1, 12) 312(-1; the twelfth leaf is f. 33) 412(-1, 12) 512(-1, 12) 6-812 912(-12, art. 2). Remaining catchwords on f. 33 (does not match following leaf) and for quires 6 and 7. No signatures on quire 1; quire and leaf signatures on quires 2-5 begin respectively b2, b3, b4, b5; stubs remain between these quires and the adjacent leaves often are partially cut through. Art. 1 in 2 columns of 46 lines ruled in lead; written in a littera textualis. Art. 2 in 2 columns of 48 lines, ruled in hard point; written in a small littera cursiva. Opening initial, f. 1, 10-line, crudely done in red with leaf infilling; 3- and 2-line red initials, a few with simple decoration such as a jester’s profile on f. 7 and a monk’s profile on f. 8v; in the lower margin of f. 6, a sketch in red ink of a hound chasing a hare. Rubrics, headlines at the change of distinctions, and paragraph marks in red up to f. 68; thereafter omitted and space for initials left blank. Covers removed; only the front pastedown and part of the back remain, the latter from a Hebrew manuscript (Babylonian Talmud, Sotah 46b).1 Written in northern Germany in the second half of the fifteenth century. Belonged to Leander van Ess (1772-1847); his name and number “416” in pale red ink on f. 1 of the manuscript. Sold by him to Sir Thomas Phillipps. Possibly n. 258 (? but printed in Basle: Henricus Wirzburg de Vach, 1481) or n. 890 (? but printed in Strasbourg: Johannes Grüninger, 1480) in the Catalogus Incunabulorum of former van Ess books in the Phillipps collection; the covers of the book are missing and the Catalogus number, normally on a label on the spine, is no longer present, if indeed it ever were. In ink on the former front pastedown and on a square printed label on the lower spine, the number “537.” N. 618 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: iustos viros
Bibliography: Mead, n. 804. Bond and Faye, 24.
1 We thank Rabbi Norbert Weinberg for this information.

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)
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)
Catalogus Incunabulorum
Catalogus incunabulorum professoris et doctoris theol. L. van Ess Darmstadlt [sic] nunc in bibliotheca phillippica deposit [sic], (Middle Hill [1840?])
L. F. T. Hain, Repertorium bibliographicum (Stuttgart etc. 1826-38)
Kaeppeli, SOPMA
T. Kaeppeli, Scriptores ordinis praedicatorum medii aevi (Rome 1970- )
H. R. Mead, Incunabula in the Huntington Library (San Marino 1937)
; the manuscripts bound with incunables are not mentioned
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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