Homiliary

Sermones dominicale; summa vitiorum; sermones varia

probably English
Medieval (Gothic)
about 1300–50


Dimensions

Overall (page dimensions): 12.3 x 9.2 cm (4 13/16 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

09.329

Medium or Technique

Tempera, ink, and pencil (modern) on parchment; bindings of calf or deerskin over boards

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Manuscripts

Book of sermons with 214 folios (ff.) and 2 leaves.

Part I:
ff. 1 - 66: [Sermones dominicale; Sunday sermons of St. Anthony of Padua] More than 60 sermons, the first few incipits recorded below:
(f. 1: Dominica prima adventus Epistola/ Abiciamus opera tenebrarum et induamur…/In verbis istis duae pertes justiae proponuntur…)
(f. 1v: De evangelio eiusdem/ Ecce rex tuus venit…/Zacarius hic ponuntur…)
(f. 2v: De dominica 1a adv./ Virtutes caelorum movebuntur…/ Quoniam filius hominis pro…)
(f. 3v: De epistola eiusdem./ Per patientiam et consolationem scripti…/In liber istis proponitur…)
(f. 4v: Quid existis indesertum videre…/Hic proponitur 3a partem est exitus…/)
explicit of final sermon: …ut vitam habent et h[ ]ndancius habent.
ff. 66-74: additional sermons written by a new hand Memoriam fecit mirabilium sucrum…/…cuius q[ ] piscibus nunc recipiet.

Part II:
ff. 75 - 127: Summa vitiorum [compendium on virtues and vices]
Ordo vitiorum sic p[ ] manifestari…/…duris increpandus obvirgationibus. Explicit summa vitiorum.

Part III:
ff. 129v - 214: [sermones varia], written by various hands

Part I: pages contain 1 column of 30 text lines in Latin. Bounding lines blind or brown plummet; writing lines blind or brown plummet, top line doubled. Part II: 1 column of 40 text lines in Latin. Bounding lines brown plummet, doubled, full-length to top and bottom; writing lines brown plumet, first and last full-length to inner and outer edges, prickings preserved in outer margin for writing lines, in lower outer and inner margins for bounding lines. Part III: 1 or 2 columns of 30-35 text lines in Latin. Bounding lines brown plummet, full-length to all edges; writing lines brown plumet, first and last full-length to inner and outer edges, prickings preserved in outer margin for writing lines, in lower outer and inner margins for bounding lines.

Quires signed with Roman numerals [i - xiiii] (the last quire is not signed) in the center lower margin of the last verso of each quire, folio signatures [a - g] extant in the first half of several quires, and signature [+] on the first leaf of the second half of each quire. Occasional foliation in pencil in modern Arabic numerals.

Written by at least five Gothic bookhands and cursives: scribe 1: ff. 1-66 and f. 135 (quire 11) - end; scribe 2: ff. 66-74; scribe 3: ff. 75-129; scribe 4: ff. 129v-133v; and scribe 5: f. 134v. In brown ink with red rubrics. Scribe 1: 2-line initials in red with blue filigree (or vice versa) full-length along inner margin; Part II: 2-line initials in blue with red infill and filigree (or vice versa) barely extending into margin.

Inscription

Sixteenth-century inscription (most illegible, but possibly in English), on flyleaf verso.

Provenance

By 1909, with Dr. Denman W. Ross (1853-1935), Cambridge, MA; 1909, gift of Dr. Denman W. Ross. (Accession date: August 26, 1909)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection