This manuscript was created in 1459 by a German scribe, Marquard Rode, in Paris. It contains versions of philosophical texts complied by Antonius Andreas and based on the work of Duns Scotus. Antonius Andreas, or Antonio Andrés, was born around 1280 and died around 1320; he was a Spanish Franciscan theologian, and a pupil of Duns Scotus. Duns Scotus, or John Duns, was an important philosopher-theologian, originally from Scotland. The last section seems to be a later addition.
The contents are as follows:
ff. 1r-56r: Tractatus questionum de principiis nature by Antonius Andreas
ff. 57r-190r: Quaestiones Metaphysicae (Excerpts from Duns Scotus’ Questionibus super Metaphysica) by Antonius Andreas
f. 190v: Two medical prescriptions
The texts are described separately under MS 124/ff. 1r-56r; MS 124/ff. 57r-190r; and MS 124/f. 190v.
A small, neat hand, rather difficult to read.
The ornament consists of blue and red filigree initials and larger floriated initials on burnished gold ground, the colouring being blue, lake, vermilion, green, and yellow. At the beginning of each treatise (f. 1r and f. 57r) the initials have partial scroll borders, and the initial on f. 1r has the head and shoulders of a monk, probably a representation of Duns Scotus himself.