BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
Beinecke MS 199 France [?], s. XIV^^med
Guillaume de Saint-Amour
1. ff. 1r-157v [Heading, in a later hand:] Gulielmus de Sancto amore
contra ordines mendicantium. [text:] Sapienciam antiquorum omnium
exquiret sapiens in prophetis vacabit narrationem virorum...Cui data
est omnis potestas in celo et in terra...seculorum. Amen. Explicit
Published as "Collectiones catholicae et canonicae scripturae" in
Opera omnia (Constance, 1632) pp. 111-487.
2.f. 158r-v [Table; heading lacking:] [Q]uod predicant non missi uel
non canonice missi...Quod procurant se per maiorum epistolas commendari
contra doctrinam apostoli et exemplum.
Published as "Tabula de signis per quae pseudo-praedictores
discerni possunt a veris" in Opera omnia, op. cit., pp. 487-90.
Parchment (thick, furry), ff. iii (paper) + 158 + iii (paper), 239
x 170 (178 x 130) mm. Written in 2 columns of 32 lines; single vertical
and horizontal bounding lines full across. Ruled in crayon; some
prickings in upper and lower margins.
I-XIX^^8, XX^^6 (structure uncertain due to extensive repairs).
Remains of signatures, in red, often at top and bottom of folio, on
recto; catchwords under inner column, on verso.
Written in gothic textura by a single scribe, who listed the
authors quoted in the margins and added occasional running headings.
Marginal and interlinear notations by several later hands.
Initials, probably added in the Netherlands (s. XV^^2), 6- to 3-
line, edged in black, filled with blue or red, with white filigree
spirals, against square or cusped red or blue grounds, with white
highlights, edged in black, often with black hairspray at corners.
Paragraph marks and intermittent underlining, in red, throughout.
Binding: s. xviii. Edges spattered with red. Brown spattered calf,
gold-tooled, with a red label.
Written in Northern France or possibly the Netherlands in the
middle of the 14th century; Bouberch may possibly be the name of the
scribe (see art. 1). Initials appear to have been painted later in the
Netherlands (s. XV^^2); early provenance otherwise unknown. Number 106
in an unidentified French catalogue (note pasted on f. iii recto);
unidentified bookplate with motto "Forte fide pugnat uigilat".
Purchased from Goldschmidt's in 1940 by Henry Fletcher; gift of Mrs.
Henry Fletcher in 1953.
secundo folio: [nesci]unt subvenire
Bibliography: Faye and Bond, p. 39, no. 199.
Barbara A. Shailor