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Ms. Codex 76 - Guillermus, Parisiensis - De sacramentis ... [etc.]
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 76 - Guillermus, Parisiensis - De sacramentis ... [etc.]    Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 76 - Guillermus, Parisiensis - De sacramentis ... [etc.]
Guillermus, Parisiensis.
De sacramentis ... [etc.] [manuscript].
[Germany, 14--]
Physical description:
361 leaves : paper ; 302 x 206 mm. bound to 325 x 213 mm.
Text of De sacramentis by Guillermus Parisiensis (f. 1r-229v), followed by De poenitentia, by the same author (f. 230r-257v, with a register on f. 258r-260v); De interdictis, etc., by Georg Pfeuffer (f. 261r-307r); and two works on the Waldensians, Tractatus contra errores Waldenses (Cum dormirent homines), by Peter Zwicker (f. 308r-345v), and Refutatio errorum (f. 345v-362r).
Ms. codex.
Title from spine.
Title of second work from f. 230r; author of third work named in colophon on f. 307r; title of fourth work taken from caption on f. 308r. Attribution of fourth work to Peter Zwicker (and corresponding disputation of the 17th-century attribution to Petrus de Pilichdorf) by Peter Biller.
First work, incipit and explicit: (f. 1r) Cum inter sapientiales spiritales ... (f. 229v) ut sapientiores fiant sapientibus davius[?]. Et sic est finis.
Second work, incipit and explicit: (f. 230r) Secunda tabula post naufragium ... (f. 257v) scandalis flatibus et pro cellositati superbie me tradidi in te.
Third work, incipit and explicit: (f. 261r) Si quis ecclesiam non audieritis ... (f. 307r) in labore litet in fabe[?] ornate fabricavit.
Fourth work, incipit and explicit: (f. 308r) Cum dormirent homines ... (f. 345v) et tu illud dempnas.
Fifth work, incipit and explicit: (f. 345v) Notandum quod erroribus hereticorum Waldensium ... (f. 362r) spiritualem utilitatem viderit expedire.
Collation: Paper, 361; i, 1-24¹², 25¹⁶, 26⁸(-6), 27-30¹², 31-33³; [i], 1-76, 78-181, 181-187, 189-324, 326-362; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto. Catchwords on lower right corner, last verso of each quire. Folio citations given in this record are to the numbers actually written on the folio.
Script: Written in a Gothic bâtarde script by several different hands.
Decoration: 5-line initial in red and blue with green penwork ornamentation (f. 1r); alternating blue and red initials, with capitals stroked in red throughout.
Watermarks: Seven different bull's heads; similar to Piccard II. xiii. 681 (Germany, 1474); Piccard II. xii. 642 (Germany, 1461-64); Piccard II. xv. 357-358 (Germany, 1473-74); Piccard II. xv. 216-217 (Germany, 1474-82); Piccard II. xiii. 742 (Germany, 1476-78); Piccard II. xi. 241-242 (Germany, 1470-80); Piccard II. xv. 341-342 (Germany, 1476-82).
Binding: 15th-century German blind stamped calf over boards (rebacked, ca. 19th century). Leather split, cracked and crumbling, especially on spine; lower cover completely detached, upper cover nearly detached.
Origin: Written in Germany in the late 15th century. Text of the Pfeuffer work is dated 1477 in colophon (f. 307r).
Some early folios show evidence of water damage.
Folio 307 has been almost completely cut out of the codex. Five other leaves appear to have been cut out between f. 307-308, but there is no evidence that they contained text. Evidently these leaves were cut out before the folio numbers were added.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 76.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 76
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