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Peter of Blois, archdeacon of Bath, De conuersione Sancti Pauli. Scala mundi. Martin of Troppau OP, Chronica pontificum et imperatorum. Peter of Ickham OSB, Compilatio de gestis Britonum et Anglorum etc.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
P. Blesensis, etc. Scala Mundi. Chronicon Martini Poloni. Chronicon P. de Ickham, etc.
Codicology:Vellum, 286 x 190 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (11.3 x 7.5 in.), ff. 3 + 75 + 54 + 47 + 6, three main volumes of cent. xiv (and xv).
Collation: a4 (wants 1) 112 214 312 412 (several cancels) 54 66 (folding leaves) 74 812 (wants 12) | I8-VII8 (wants 5, 6) | A12 B14 (12 canc.) C10 D12 | b6.
I use the old foliation.
Additions:The first leaf, blank, has been cut out, on the second (f. 1r) is a list of contents “Continentur hec isto in libro subscripta” (xv late).
Foliation: ff. i-ii + 1-78 (79 missing) + 80-132 (133 missing) + 134-181 (182-216 missing) + 217-222 + iii-iv(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1.
1v-3r
Peter of Blois, archdeacon of Bath, De conuersione Sancti Pauli (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Tractatus Petri Blessensis de conversione sancti Pauli (Content authored by Nasmith)
Cent. xv. 40 lines to a page
1v
Incipit:
Recolenda est cum exultacione
(P. L.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) CCVII 791)
3r
Explicit:
ad reuelacionem glorie domini nostri Ihesu Christi cui est honor et gloria in secula seculorum. Amen
3r
Rubric:
Explicit paruus tractatus de conuersione Sancti Pauli apostoli secundum Petram Blesencem quod R. E.
2.
3v-3v
pseudo-Augustine, De creatione primi hominis (ch. 35 of pseudo-Augustine, De spiritu et anima)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Augustinus de creatione primi hominis (Content authored by Nasmith)
Small hand, cent. xv
3v
Rubric:
Augustini de creacione primi hominis liber incipit
(P. L.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) XL 1213, CLXI 967)
3v
Incipit:
Tanta dignitas humane condicionis
3v
Explicit:
mirabilius in secundo reformauit
3v
Rubric:
Explicit
3.
4r-4r
Richard Rolle of Hampole (attrib.), Meditatio breuissima(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Meditatio brevissima Ricardi Hampole (Content authored by Nasmith)
4r
Rubric:
Beatus Ricardus hermita
(xv)
4r
Incipit:
Amicam autem adamaui
4r
Explicit:
consilium continue concupisco
Si tuam animam vis saluare consocia hominum quantum potes deuitare. quod Corf. Et memorare nouissima tua et in eternum non peccabis
Ergo quid sis quid fueris quid eris semper mediteris
Volume I
4.
4v-79v
Scala mundi (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Scala mundi, sive tabulae chronologicae genealogicae et historicae (Content authored by Nasmith)
First main volume of cent. xiv early in annalistic form with fifty years to a page. Illustrated with small pictures in good style
Continuantur eadem manu ad annum 1340, et dehinc alia ad annum 1450: pars vero chronologica deducitur usque ad annum 1619, nitidissime scripta, nonnullisque delineationibus templorum, &c. ornata(Content authored by Nasmith)
4v
Rubric:
Hic incipit liber qui vocatur Scala Mundi
4v
Rubric:
De creatione mundi et opere prime diei
A band of small rectangular pictures goes down the L. side of text
1 (top). God creates angels: they fall. A sphere on R. full of heads of angels. A single row at the top remain steadfast. A mass below is falling
2. Creation of firmament. A sphere with band across it
3. Of trees
4. Of sun, moon and stars
5. Of birds and fish
6. In four small compartments, creation of beasts, of Adam, of Eve. Expulsion
7. God resting. Angels on R. and L.
At top of f. 5r a picture. An angel in air in C. hands two tunics to Adam with spade and Eve with distaff
Genealogical lines are carried down the pages
7r
Picture of Ciuitas enoch
21v
Ark
23v
Tower of Babel
25r
Nineveh
30v
Red Sea
Many pictures of cities
46v
Annunciation. Two figures, ground of red and green
47v
Crucifixion with the Virgin and John. Purple ground
55r
Boy with two bodies born at Emaus about 395 A.D.
57r
Stonehenge. Michael and dragon
58r sqq. are folding leaves showing the lines of Saxon kings
59r
Boy with four legs. Merman
66r
Woman with two bodies
71r
St Dominic and another Dominican. Green ground. St Francis (in white) preaching to birds. Yellow ground. Crucifix seen in air at Dunstable. Red ground
The last entry in the original hand seems to be at f. 74r: “ 1338 Lodowicus iiiius
The years are carried on to 1619 by the original hand. Later hands make some few entries, some concerning the Franciscan order, e.g., Martyrdom of Will. Walden, f. 74r
The latest is the death of (Ayscough) the Bishop of Sarum “et eodem anno communis fuit insurrexio populi in anglia
Ends f. 79v
Volume II
5.
80r-132r
Martin of Troppau OP, Chronica pontificum et imperatorum (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Chronicon Martini Poloni papae penitentiarii, sive historia et successio imperatorum et pontificum Romanorum a Christo nato ad annum 1306, et continuata ad annum 1342 (Content authored by Nasmith)
“Recognita et per ipsum auctius reddita quam in codicibus impressis.” Inter Leonem V. et Benedictum IIII. interseritur Ioanna papissa (Content authored by Nasmith)
f. 80r blank, except a xvith cent. title
Chronicon Martini begins f. 80v. Pontifices and Imperatores, as usual, occupying alternate pages
80v
Rubric:
Pontifices
80v
Incipit:
Anno xliio octouiani augusti natus est Ihesus Christus in bethleem
81r
Rubric:
Imperatores
81r
Incipit:
Post natiuitatem domini nostri Ihesu Christi octouiani augusti imperauit
Cent. xiv, 41 lines to a page
Some hands which appear in vol. I as annotators appear here also
131v
A note on John XXII, and notices of Benedict XII and Clement V, are added later
132r
Imperatores end (vacante imperio. temp. martini III)
Explicit:
misericorditer a domino largiuntur. et qui scripsit hec uidit ea
(miracles at death of Martin III)
ff. 132v, 134r-134v blank; ff. 133r-133v missing(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
6.
135r-181v
Peter of Ickham OSB, Compilatio de gestis Britonum et Anglorum(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Petri de Yckham compilatio de gestis Britonum et Anglorum ex Bruto Beda et aliis auctoribus a prima antiquitate ad annum 1265, et alia manu ad annum 1283 (Content authored by Nasmith)
Ad finem desunt nonnulla(Content authored by Nasmith)
Same hand as item(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) 5
135r
Rubric:
Compilacio de gestis britonum et anglorum
135r
Incipit:
Non solum audiendis scripture sacre uerbis
The attribution of this to P. de Yckham rests on very little. Dr Caius (de antiq. Cant. 61) names Robert Remington as the author
Hand changes on f. 168r (1264) and again on f. 170v
181v
Ends imperfectly in 1283: “et ibi adiudicatus est morti”
There is a gap in the foliation: 182-216 are gone
Hardy III 165, 221, 271
7.
217r-221r
Triginta duo gradus scalae (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Triginta duo gradus scalae (Content authored by Nasmith)
Hand of cent. xv: ugly
217r
Incipit:
Primus gradus huius sacratissime scale est fides
A pencilled name, possibly Hall, erased in lower margin
Ends
221r
Explicit:
ascendere valeatis amen, hec (?) Augustinus
f. 221v blank. An erased inscription (xvi): “This boke to be IIs... and againe till Candlemas next.
By me (? Stephanus) batema(n?)
On f. 222r in large hand (xv-xvi): “Hospicium beate / Marie extra / bisshopsgate hunc / Vendicat librum /”
In smaller hand: “ano dni. mlio quingentesimo / vices (struck through)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) tricesimo ijo dus willmus / maior prior ano R. regis h. viiii / vicesimo xxiiijto / per me Johannem Stones