The James Catalogue Of Western Manuscripts


  • Shelfmark: B.4.19
  • Manuscript Title: Thomas Aquinas Super Lucam et Iohannem.
  • Alternative Title:   Thomas Aquinas,
  • James Number: 133  View Printed Catalogue Entry
  • Date: Cent. xiv early.
  • Physical Description: Double columns of 53 lines. Uniform with B.14.18.
  • Provenance: 

    On the 2nd fly-leaf is Liber magistri Symonis de Meppham. This is Simon Mepham, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1327 to 1333. This and the preceding volume are therefore from Christ Church, Canterbury. There is also a xvth cent. title on 2nd fly-leaf. I have little doubt that they are the volumes in Edwards, p.233, though the donor's name is not given. In Ingram, no.16 Thomas super luc. et joh. 2 fo. giamque eius.

  • Religious House:   Canterbury, Kent, Benedictine Cathedral Priory (Christ Church)
  • Donor: Given by Nevile.
  • Size (cms): 24.5 x 35
  • Support: Vellum
  • Language: Latin
  • Century: 14th century
  • Folio: 336 + 4 ff.
  • Collation:  a2 | 112-612 76 (wants one after 3) 812-1112 126 (wants one before 3) 1312-l612 176 || 112 212 310 412-1212 138 143 | b2.
  • Second Folio:    giam que
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  • The decorative work is by the same hand as B.14.18.
    f.1. Initial. Ground lozengy of blue and gold with fleurs de lys, as in no.2 of the other volume. A seated pope, in tall red peaked tiara without crown, and pink chasuble over alb, receives a book from Thomas, in Dominican habit kneeling on R. Small initial to Luke. Luke seated, writing at desk: over his head the head of the ox in a cloud, scroll in mouth, LUCAS.
    Border with dogs and rabbits.
    f.184. Large initial, almost absolutely identical with that on f.1. Border with greyhounds and rabbits.
    f.184b. Small initial to John, like that to Luke: only that the eagle's head is put instead of the ox's. Decorative border.

    I. Super Lucam.
    f.1 Gloss. Inter cetera incarnationis christi
    f.1 Text
    Gloss ends f.183a; extr. from Theophilus,
    cui est gloria et benedictio et uirtus in secula. Amen.
    Four Amens follow. f.183b is blank.

    II. Super Iohannem.
    f.184 Gloss. Diuine uisionis sublimitate illustratus
    f.184b Text
    Gloss ends f.335. Crisostomus, facere que uolebat quia ipse est super omnia deus bened. in sec. Amen.
    f.335b and fly-leaves blank.


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