Lectura super capitulum Petri Lombardi and Theologiae Summa Compendium
Various Theological Texts
Place of Manufacture: Germany, Bavaria
Overall (page dimensions): 31 x 21.2 cm (12 3/16 x 8 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Tempera, ink, and gold on paper; bindings of deerskin over boards with bronze bosses and clasps
Not On View
A book comprising various theological texts:
ff. 1 - “102” (actually 101): Conrad von Sultar, Lectura super capitulum Petri Lombardi
Firmiter credimus et simpliciter confitemur…/…letitia cum vultu tuo. Ad quam letitia not per ducat trinitas…/Explicit liber super capitulo de sancta trinitate et fide catholica. Editus puta fremiter credimus per Reverendum magistrem Conradum Sultaro episcopum Verdensen. Finitus Anno domini 1437, in vigilia Sancti Laurencii per manus Conradi Friess de Herzogen Auerach scolarium…/in Bappenheym.
ff. 101v - 104: Index to the Capitulum
ff. 104v - 108: [blank, to end quire]
ff. 109 - 218: Hugo, Argentinensis, ca. 1210-ca. 1270, Compendium theologicae veritatis
ff. 218 - 221v: Bonaventure, Saint, Cardinal, ca. 1217-1274, Breviloquium sive liber introductiorum in sacram scripturam scilicet theogiam
ff. 222 - 223v: Registrum ad predencia [sic] capitula [Index to the Theologiae]
f. 224: [Confraternity diagram with explicatory text in German]
ff. 224v - 225v: [two additional theological texts, probably sermons]
ff. 225v - 228v: [blank]
Two columns of 35 text lines (Lectura) and 45 text lines (Theologiae) in Latin. Bounding lines in black ink, no writing lines.
Signatures in arabic numerals in lower center margin on final verso of each quire, mostly trimmed. Catchwords in lower right corner of final verso of each quire, written by scribe. Foliated by a contemporary hand in arabic numerals, upper center of each recto and verso (same numeral used for both rectos and versos), numbering skips one leaf so reaches 102 instead of 101, those numbers used above for reference.
Written in a Gothic cursive, by five hands: ff. 1-104v; ff. 109 - 181; ff. 182 - 223; and two hands on ff. 224v - 225. Black ink with black fractura rubrics for scribe 1, red rubrics for scribe 2, and no rubrics elsewhere.
Scribe 1: f. 1: 10-line [F] in green with yellow filigree highlights on salmon background with gold filigree highlights, in blue frame with gold fillet borner, narrow 3/4 acanthus border in colors. f. 3: 5-line gold leaf initial on blue background with white filigree highlights; in-text initials throughout one- to two-lines in black, stroked red, with some filigree or decorative heads or animals. Scribe 2: 2-line red initials thorughout with red filigree; one-line initials in text throughout in red.
Binding: Original incised deerskin over boards, front cover lacking (but preserved separately, see MFA 55.651a). Bronze round central and corner bosses on lower cover, straps of deerskin over leather, and bronze clasps intact, lacking catches from front cover. Parchment pastedown at back (an early 15th-century document). Paper quire-guards at mid-point of all gatherings, from an early 15th-century German document. Tawed-leather tabs, dyed, alternating blue and red, as bookmarks on outer edge of bookblock, marking some chaper and text divisions. Eighteenth-century paper label on spine with manuscript inscription, “Compendium/ Theologie Chro[ ]/ St. Thomae de A[qui]/no.”
Written in part by one Conrad Friess in “Bappenheym” (probably Pappenheim, in Bavaria) on August 9, 1437 (see colophon, f. 102, above).
Colophon, f. 102: Firmiter credimus et simpliciter confitemur…/…letitia cum vultu tuo. Ad quam letitia not per ducat trinitas…/Explicit liber super capitulo de sancta trinitate et fide catholica. Editus puta fremiter credimus per Reverendum magistrem Conradum Sultaro episcopum Verdensen. Finitus Anno domini 1437, in vigilia Sancti Laurencii per manus Conradi Friess de Herzogen Auerach scolarium…/in Bappenheym.
Paper (folio) has two bull's head watermarks: Quire I-XVIII is similar to Piccard 3:XIII:208, 269, and 284-5 (Germany 1430-1450); the watermark in the final quire is Piccard 3:XII:601 (Königsberg and Leipe, 1444-1445).
By 1955, with WIlliam H. Schab; 1955, sold by William H. Schab to the MFA. (Accession date: October 20, 1955)
Frederick Brown Fund