Scope and Contents
This is a composite manuscript containing twenty-three texts, in a few different hands, mostly about religious doctrine. This manuscript is German, probably from the Carthusian monastery of Erfurt (St-Salvator Charterhouse), and was written ca 1445. The different sections are separated with leather markers. The contents are as follows:
ff. iv-iiv: 'Tabula super Omeliis quas creditur beatus Bernardus edidisse super sermone in cena domini et incipiunt infra folio 31'. This is a table of content for the text on ff. 31r-78v.
f. iiir: list of contents (by another hand, 15th century).
ff. 1r-30v: 'Tractatus de compassione beate Virginis Marie quem collegit frater Bertholdus Kule lector lubicensis de novem gladiis'. Treatise on the Virgin Mary by Berthold Kule, a Franciscan lector from Lübeck.
ff. 31r-78v: 'Tractatus Beati Bernhardi Abbatis super cenam domini, et distinguitur per omelias. Omelia prima', which is in fact Homeliae super Cena Domini ('Homilies on the Lord's Last Supper') by , Oger of Locedio (1140-1214).
ff. 79r-103r: 'Tractatus beati Bernhardi de passione domini', Treatise on the Passion of the Christ by Bernard of Clairvaux.
ff. 104r-127v: 'Praefatio super septem psalmos penitentiales a domino Petro de Ailliaco episcopo Cameracensi post modum tractatus sancti Grisogoni presbytero cardinali', 'Preface on the Penitential Psalms by Lord Pierre d'Ailly, Bishop of Cambray.
ff. 127v-132v: 'Devota Meditacio super Psalmos Judica me Deus edita a Reverendissimo patre domino cardinali Cameracensi apostolice sedis in almania legato', Meditations on the Psalm 'Judica me, Deus' (Psalm 43) by Pierre d'Ailly, Bishop of Cambray.
ff. 133r-141r: 'Devota meditacio super Psalmum In te domine speravi edita ut supra', Meditations on the Psalm 'In Domine, Speravi' (Psalm 31) by Pierre d'Ailly, Bishop of Cambray.
ff. 142r-145r: 'Nota pericula quae contingere possunt circa sacramentum corporis et sanguinis Jhesu Christi et remedia sequendo doctrinam lucidam et catholicam sanctissimi patris Thome de Aquino. Dupliciter, etc....exprimenda sunt pericula', a text on the dangers and oversights of the priest regarding the Sacrament of the altar during the Mass (?).
ff. 148r-163v: 'Sermo de Annunciatione beate Virginis Marie factus per M. Henricum de Hassia, 'Sermon on the Annunciation to The Blessed Virgin Mary by Master Henry of Hesse', also known as Henry of Langenstein.
ff. 167r-189r: 'Sermo de Nativitate Virginis Marie Reverendi Magistri Henrici de Hassia, 'Sermon on the Nativity of the Virgin Mary by Reverend Master Henry of Hesse', also known as Henry of Langenstein).
ff. 191r-202v: 'De horis canonicis in primitiva ecclesia', 'On the Canonical Hours in the Primitive Church'.
f. 203r-v: collection of quotations about drink.
ff. 204r-231v: 'Imago Vite Eterne, 'Image of Eternal Life' by Saint Bonaventure.
ff. 232r-236v: 'Formula compendiose vite' by Henry Suso, and an extract of, or a commentary on the Book of Zephaniah.
ff. 236v-237v: 'Speculum Monachorum beati Bernhardi', 'Blessed Bernard's Mirror of the Monks', text falsely attributed to Saint Bernard of Clairvaux but actually written by Arnoul de Bohéries.
ff. 237v-238v: 'De scola celestis exercitii', author unknown.
ff. 239r-245r: 'Stimulus Amoris beati Bernardi', 'The Pricking of Love by Blessed Bernard', which is in fact a treaty on Christ's Passion written by Eckbert of Schönau (d 1184).
ff. 245r-264r: 'Liber de Conscientia Augustini', 'Book of Knowledge by Augustine', actually by Bernard of Clairvaux.
ff. 264r-265r: 'Sermo dulcis ex sermonibus Bernardi super Cantica [xliii]'.
ff. 265v-304r: 'Cordiale','For the Heart', also called 'De Quatuor Novissimis' ('Of the Four last Things') in the list of contents. The author of this text is possibly Gerard van der Vlyderhoven.
ff. 304v-311r: 'Sermo'. This appears to be the Speculum Amatorum mundi, also found under the title Speculum Peccatorum de Contemptu Mundi. It has been attributed to Bernardino of Siena and to Dionysius the Carthusian.
ff. 310r-311v: letters of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, and short extract from Soliloquia animae ad Deum by Pseudo-Saint Augustine. Folio 310 appears to have been incorrectly inserted, and should probably follow f. 311.
The texts are described separately in their respective sub-sections.
Written by several hands, all fair, and of about the middle of the 15th century. The ornamentation consists of rubrics and plain red capitals.