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Gordan MS 80 Germany, 1454

Guido de Monte Rocherii, etc.

1. ff. 1r-v

Incipit liber qui dicitur manipulus curatorum editus a magistro guidone de monte rochen in ciuitate turoli et dividitur in tres partes... Quartum de dotibus glorie paradisi post hoc habetur finis tocius. De Quattuor conditionibus quibus est facienda confessio.

Table of Contents for article 2.

2. ff. 2r-100v

Reuerendo in cristo patri ac domino domino reimundo diuina prouidentia Reverendo in christo patri ac domino domino reimundo diuina prouidentia sancte sedis ualencie episcopo suorum deuotorum minimus guido de monte rotheri... scriptum thirroli anno domini millesimo trecentesimo tricesimo tercio Prologus huius libri Quoniam ut dicit propheta malachias secundo capitulo ymmo dominus per malachiam labia sacerdotis custodiunt scientiam...

[Text:] Capitulum primum de institutione sacramentorum. Quantum ad sacramenta in generali primo uidendum est de eorum institutione secundo de eorum efficacia...

Expl.: Istud officium habebimus in paradiso scilicet uidere amare et laudare deum post resurrectionem autem habe// Text ends incompletely, two leaves have been cut out between ff. 100 and 101.

Guido de Monte Rocherii, Manipulus Curatorum (Rome, 1485).

3. ff. 101r-106v

Inc.: Pro tabula depositionis simboli appostolorum [sic] est sciendum quod totus iste liber est distinctus in xiii partes

Expl.: Arma christi apparebunt in iudicio articulo vii et cetera. Sequitur prologus uenite folium.

Johannes de Marienwerder,Tabula Expositionis Symboli Apostolorum; F. Stegmüller, ed., Repertorium Biblicum Medii Aevi, vol. 3 (Madrid, 1951) no. 4780.1.

4. ff. 107r-209r

Prologus. Venite ambulens in lumine dei nostri Isa. ii Qui uolumus per [sic] ut debemus in fide credibilium perficere paruam assumpta. . . [Articulus primus:] Credo

Expl.: Qui stas in littore celestis patriae me exppectans [sic] per ihesum christum dominum nostrum saluatorem omnium qui tecum uiuit et regnat in unitate spiritus sancti deus per omnia secula seculorum amen. Et sic est finis laudetur deus in ymnis Et quod finitur feria v hora quarta ante festum sancti Iohannis [?] sub anno domini m cccc liiii amen. f. 209v blank; about 2/3 of this leaf has been cut away with no loss of text.

Johannes de Marienwerder, Expositio Symboli Apostolorum. F. Stegmüller, ed., Repertorium Biblicum Medii Aevi, vol. 3 (Madrid, 1951) no. 4780.

Paper (watermarks are in gutter; dark ink hinders identification: unidentified bull's head, others indistinguishable), ff. 209, 212 x 150 (c. 170 x 100) mm., contemporary foliation, c. 35-45 unruled lines, with single horizontal and vertical bounding lines in lead. The written space in article one (f. 1r-v) is c. 180 x 120 mm. with two columns of over 50 closely written lines without visible rulings.

I-VI12, VII16, VIII14 (-13, 14), IX12, X14, XI10, XII14, XIII10, XIV16, XV-XVI12, XX10(-9, 10). The sixth and seventh signatures have signature numbers in center of lower margin on recto of first leaf; the ninth signature (the beginning of article 3) is numbered i; however, the eleventh signature is marked "iii" in the same position on f. 126r, one leaf before the beginning of the eleventh signature.

Written by a single scribe in a thick, gothic cursive. Some marginalia in different hands.

The initials in this text look home-made and vary from fair to poor quality. The text begins on f. 2 with an elaborate 8-line red and brown penwork initial on a decorative ground with an extension down the inside margin terminating in a feather. A later doodler has added a simplistic face to the inside of the initial. The first three lines of text, oversized and outlined in brown ink, form a border at the top of the page. Article 4 begins with a similar, less-well-executed, 10-line initial, worked in red, gray, greenish-brown, and a purple-red. A few other smaller (5- to 7- line), and more crudely drawn initials of similar design mark some of the text divisions in article 4. Other text divisions throughout the text are marked by simple 5- to 9-line red and white cut-out initials, sometimes touched with gray. Lesser divisions are marked by 3- to 5-line red initials which occasionally have gray accents or slight extensions. Running heads in article 4 outlined in red. Finding aids in margins, red paragraph markers, rubrication throughout. Guide letters for rubricator are visible.

Binding: contemporary red sheepskin, blind-ruled and stamped, over boards, re-backed. Traces of five bosses on front and back covers; two rectangular brass fasteners on back. Spine has been repaired; on paper label in ink: "46"; Goodhart no.: "ms. # 80" on paper label taped to spine.

Written in Germany in 1454. Early ownership inscriptions on f. 1v: "frater michael molnar de heyssburg" and "Liber conventus Roue telle sancte marie virginis." On f. 2r in lower margin: "Liber conventus Roue telle Sancte marie virginis." Typed on paper label on inside cover: "(3346) /daue"; written in ink on same label "sce H 8200." Unidentified catalogue entry glued to inside cover (n. 104); added to it in lead: "B6." Obtained from Chiswick Book Shop in 1949 by Howard L. Goodhart (bookplate), and left by him to Phyllis Goodhart Gordan (bookplate) and John Dozier Gordan, Jr.; her bequest to Bryn Mawr College (bookplate) in 1995.

secundo folio: f. 3: Quantum

Bibliography: Faye and Bond, p. 402, no. 80.

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