Detail View: Medieval Document Collection: Vocabularium

Identifier: 
exwsms101_bk
Manuscript Identifier: 
MS 101
Title: 
Vocabularium
Alternative Title: 
MS 101
Alternative Title: 
Miscellany of Manuscriptus, Vocabularium, Formicarus, Speculi, Historialis
Incipit: 
et per dey promissiones. Item tota die contristatus
Origin Date: 
ca. 1425-1475
Origin Location: 
Germany
Description: 
Vocabularium, in Latin, containing various texts. Contents include: fragment from a Latin dictionary, beginning in the middle of an entry for dies and ending in the beginning of the entry for diripio (ff. 1-2v); O.P., Summa de casibus conscientiae; concluding remarks about the completion of the original text in Pisa, 1338 and the death of brother Bartholomew in 1348 (ff. 4-157v); Iohannes Nider, Formicarius (ff. 162r-183r); and Vincent of Beauvais, Speculum Historiale Book 8, imperfect (ff. 187r-205r). Several watermarks including a “P” like Briquet, 8531; arms emblazoned with three fleurs-de-lis and a dangling “t” like Briquet, 1739 or 1741; a “Y” like Briquet, 9183/4; two keys, like Briquet, 3822; a unicorn like Briquet, 9992-9995.
Provenance: 
Written in Germany in the middle of the 15th century. 16th century manuscript note on f. 2v refers to early provenance: “Iste liber spectat ad bibliothecam Hoermersum.” Nineteeth century auction label of Geo. A. Leavitt & Co., of New York, N. Y., no. 1580, on front pastedown. Twentieth century label of William Salloch, of New York, N. Y., on rear pastedown. Deposited in 1985 by the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Springback, Sparta, Wisconsin.
Explicit: 
et solvent id est ostendunt aliquid ligatum vel solutm?
Secundo Folio: 
alius hic digesto
Extent: 
205 leaves
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Medieval--Germany
Subject: 
Decorated initials
Subject: 
bastarda
Subject: 
Gothic cursive
Subject: 
Watermarks
Language: 
lat
Dimensions: 
292 x 215 mm (written space: 203 x 139 mm)
Material: 
paper
Material: 
parchment
Collation: 
1² + 1 inserted after 2, 2¹⁰, 3-4¹², 5-6¹⁰, 7-12¹², 13-14¹⁰, 15-17¹², 18¹⁰, 19¹² wants 10-12.
Foliation: 
ff. ii + 205 + ii, front and rear flyleaves are modern paper. Single parchment folio inserted after folio 2. Modern foliation in lead (ii), 1-205, (206-207).
Binding: 
Bound in German gothic-style binding with worn tooled leather over wooden boards. Tooled in lozenge patterns with criss-cross fillet work with daisey-like stamps in each lozenge. Sewn over 5 bands. Front and rear boards are detached. 17th or 18th century re-backing. Spine title reads: Codex / Manuscriptus / Vocabularium / Formicarus / Speculi / Historialis / Sec. XV. Pastedowns and flyleaves probably contemporary with re-backing.
Decoration Description: 
Initials in red and blue and red highlighting passi, ff. 4r-157v; red paraphs. Signed with letters and Arabic numbers, catchwords on some leaves, many cropped. 9- and 8-line initials on ff. 4r. 5- to 2-line initials throughout.
Description of Hands: 
Written in various gothic hybrida hands with cursiva influence and with many abbreviations. Changes of hands between f. 2 and f. 4, f. 55v and f. 56r. Sporadically ruled with frames.
Is Part Of: 
Medieval Document Collection
Is Part Of: 
Manuscript 101, Western Michigan University Special Collections
Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Date-Issued: 
2019
Type: 
Text
Format: 
image/jp2
Rights: 
Copyright 2019 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, all rights reserved. The digital version is available for educational use under 'Fair Use' guidelines. For additional permission and further information contact the WMU Libraries.