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JEAN GERSON, JOHANNES DE SCOENHOVIA, ST JOHN CHRYSOSTOM, PIERRE D'AILLY

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Y.d.1459.1

Physical description

Vellum. 170 x 130mm. 170 ff. Collation: 18-88, 96, 108-138, 1412 (wants 2), 158-178, 1810, 198, 208, 218 (wants 6). Written in two clear hands. Binding: 19th century vellum, endpapers with watermark dated 1823.

Contents

  1. ff.1r-7r 'Incipit opusculum magistri Jo. gerson de indulgenciis'.
  2. ff.7r-15r 'Incipit tractatus eiusdem utilis pro confessoribus'.
  3. ff.15v-19v 'Incipit tractatus eiusdem de remediis contra recidiuum peccandi dandis a confessoribus'.
  4. ff.19v-27r 'Declaratio compendiosa que ueritates de necessitate salutis credende que de sola probilitate tenende que de pietate fidei et que sint impertinentes iudicande ...'.
  5. ff.27r-40v 'Incipit tractatus magistri Johannis gerson de remediis contra pusillanimitatem et scrupulositatem et deceptorias inimici consolationes'.
  6. ff.41r-57v 'Sequuntur documenta pro deuotis simplicibus qualiter se discrete in suis exerciciis habere debeant per magistrum Jo. gerson ...'.
  7. ff.57v-67r 'Responsiua magistri Jo. gerson ... super quatuor questionibus patentibus in processu infra quarum prima est ...'.
  8. ff.67v-78r 'Incipit epistola magistri Jo. gerson quondam missa prouinciali celestinorum'.
  9. ff.78v-85r 'Incipit epistola magistri Jo. gerson de libro fratris Johannis Ruysbroeck qui intitulatur de ornatu spiritualium nupciarum'.
  10. ff.85r-107v 'Incipit libellus fratris Johannis de Scoenhouia in quo nititur defendere quedam dicta fratris Jo. Ruysbroeck contra ... Johannem gerson ...'.
  11. ff.108r-113v 'Rescripta magistri Johannis gerson super excusatione facta per fratrem Johannem de Scoenhouia qui nisus est uelle saluare quedam dicta per Jo. Ruysbroeck posita in 3a parte libri sui de ornatu spiritualium nupciarum'.
  12. (Change of hand) ff.114r-147v 'Crisostomus de reparatione lapsi'. (f.147v 'Explicit Epistola beati Johannis Crisostomi ad Amanticum lapsum De reparacione eiusdem utilis multum ad conuersionem peccatoris ac desperantis consolacionem.1459.')
  13. ff.148r-168v 'Prefatio super septem psalmos penitentiales edita a magistro petro de Alyaco Episcopo quondam Cameracensi' (f.168v: 'Explicit libellus de vii gradibus penitentialibus a domino petro de Alyaco episcopo Cameracensi compilatus')
  14. f.169 Begins: 'iudica ne ut discernas merita que michi erunt uite uel mortis causa ...' Ends: '... animalis homo a quo me separare nequeo de quo alibi'.

Date

1459 according to the note on f.147v.

Provenance

'Pertinet m[onasterio] bethleem p[ro]pe louaniu[m] liber iste' at bottom of f.168v i.e. from the convent of Bethleem near Louvain, founded 1407. Also 'Bet[ ]em' on f.1r.
Bequeathed by George Udny Yule in 1951 (label inside front cover).

Bibliography

R. Beadle, 'Dated and datable manuscripts in Cambridge libraries', English manuscript studies 1100-1700 3 (1992), 244.
I.C. Cunningham & A.G. Watson (eds.), Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries by N.R. Ker. V Indexes and Addenda (Oxford, 2002) no. 118.

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