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Bod-Inc: S-369

Suso, Henricus

Horologium aeternae sapientiae, et al.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r [Suso, Henricus]: Horologium aeternae sapientiae. See S‑368.

o2v Viridi Valle, [Guilelmus] de: ‘Prologus cuiusdam fratris de Viridi Valle super centum meditationes dominice passionis'. Incipit: ‘[V]enerabilis ille incarnate sapientie discipulus . . .’ See Horologium Sapientiae, ed. Künzle, 281-2.

o2v Suso, Henricus: [Hundert Betrachtungen, Latin:] Centum meditationes cum centum orationibus super passionem domini nostri Iesu Christi. Translated from German into Latin by Guilelmus de Viridi Valle, as stated in his prologue. Incipit: ‘[A]matorie passionis domini nostri . . . Articulus primus. [E]ia dei sapientia domine Ihesu Christe . . .’ Explicit: redolentia Ihesu piissime delecteris See Horologium Sapientiae, ed. Künzle, 281-2; for the German edition see Heinrich Seuse, Deutsche Schriften, ed. K. Bihlmeyer (Stuttgart, 1907), 314-25.

p3r [Suso, Henricus]: Cursus seu officium de aeterna sapientia. ‘Hore de eterna sapientia'. ‘Prologus'. Incipit: ‘[A]nima mea desiderauit te in nocte . . .’ Explicit: eterna salute amen Horologium Sapientiae, ed. Künzle 606-18.

p3v [Suso, Henricus]: Cursus seu officium de aeterna sapientia. ‘Ad matutinas'. Incipit: ‘Salutem mentis et corporis . . . [Ad completorium] . . .’ Explicit: corpora nostra amen Horologium Sapientiae, ed. Künzle, 606-18.


Imprint: Alost: Thierry Martens, [between 1486 and 1492]. 4°.

Remarks: As dated in HPT. Polain dates [before 1487], Sheppard [1487-92].


Collation: a–p6.


ISTC: is00874000

Hain: C 3168;

Goff: Goff S‑874;

BMC: BMC IX 128;

Proctor: Pr 9199;

Others: Campbell-Kronenberg 1000; CIBN S‑512; Horologium Sapientiae, ed. Künzle, 224 no. 8; HPT I 78-9, II 387; ILC 2064; Oates 3682; Polain 3642; Sheppard 7056.

LCN: 14008344


Copy number: S-369(1)

Binding: Contemporary English (Hereford) binding of red leather on wooden boards, remains of a clasp, catch wanting, having for its endleaves (a) two Latin notarial instruments, dated 1471 and 1477, respectively notifying the resignation of Bromyard prebend in Hereford diocese by William Chepman, 20 Sept. 1471, and an exchange of the rectory of Rodmerton (Rodmarton?) in Worcester diocese and of Westbury vicarage in Hereford diocese May 1477; (b) a leaf from an early thirteenth-century Hereford antiphoner in Latin; SC 1873.

Size: 215 × 147 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 207 × 138 mm.

Twelve vertical parchment strips, from three leaves containing portions of seven polyphonic carols, dating from the middle of the fifteenth century, were used by 1509 in the binding of this book as reinforcing strips at the middle of gatherings; they were removed by R. W. Hunt in 1978, reported by R. L. Greene in 1977, reconstructed into three leaves by David Fallows in 1978 and 1980, assembled and mounted in a separate folder, stored with the book, by the Library Conservation Dept in 1980; see D. Fallows, ‘Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Bodley 88*', in ‘New Sources of English Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-century Polyphony', compiled by R. Bowers and A. Wathey, Early Music History, 4 (1985), 313-29.

Some marginal notes, mainly extraction of key words, fancy ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands in a contemporary English hand in brown ink. Manuscript foliation: ‘1-89'. Below the printed title the following bibliographical notes, probably in the same hand: ‘Authore Amando ut patet in Hortolo Regine S[ermo] 43 . . .’

Provenance: Hugo Bowles (fl. 1509); inscription on the verso of the first rear endleaf: ‘Hugo Bowles est possessor huius libri' and ‘Hugo Bowles bacchalarius in theologia'. Acquired by 1620; James, Catalogus (1620), 259.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: T 8o H 56 (in black ink at the head of the upper cover and on the front endleaves); A 3.1 NE (for ‘NE' [`New End'] shelfmarks see SC, vol. 1, ed. R. W. Hunt (Oxford, 1953), p. xii).

SHELFMARK: MS. Bodl. 88.

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