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Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster, Ms. 20
Parchment and Paper · 141 ff. · 22,5 x 30 cm · 1380–1389
Petrus de Candia, Commentary on the Sentences

Commentary on the Sentences by the Franciscan Petrus de Candia; the rear inside cover has a note of ownership by Friedrich von Amberg (†1432), the erudite preacher and guardian who set up the first library of the Franciscan Monastery of Fribourg. Foliation, catchwords, subheadings, marginal and index notes by von Amberg, further marginal notes in another hand. (zim)

Online Since: 04/09/2014

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Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster, Ms. 25
Paper · 173 ff. · 28.0 x 20.5 cm · 1455
Johannes Herolt OP: De eruditione Christifidelium; Fabula moralizata

Codex 25, a paper manuscript from the middle of the 15th century, consists of two separate codicological textual units. The first contains an average quality copy (and selection) of the most important and earliest work of the Dominican Johannes Herolt, known as “Discipulus” (d. 1468): De eruditione Christifidelium. The second textual unit was written in 1455 by the scribe Franciscus de Gallandia from Yvonand. It goes by the title Fabulae moralizatate and consists of 122 Latin fables taken from various sources from antiquity, presented in the form of dialogs. Magninus Mediolanensis (d. 1376) and Nicolaus Pergamenus are identified as the authors. Beginning with the first print edition (1480) the Fabulae moralizatae were re-named Dialogus creaturarum optime moralizatus. (jor)

Online Since: 10/04/2011

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Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster, Ms. 26
Paper · 237 ff. · 28.9 x 20.6 cm · between 1370 and 1410
Manuscript with philosophical and theological content

This manuscript with philosophical and theological content was written by assorted hands on paper; the 5 codicological parts contain 11 tracts by various 14th century authors, including 6 unique texts. The parts were produced between 1370 and 1410 and were re-ordered various times before the codex was bound in its current order, probably at the beginning of the 15th century in Fribourg. One of the scribes, who was also the owner and redactor of the volume, was Fredrich von Amberg (about 1350/60-1432), who lived from 1393-1432 in the Franciscan cloister in Fribourg and served two terms as guardian there. Friedrich was able to assemble these copies of the texts by either copying or purchasing them while studying in Strassburg, Paris, and Avignon. (per)

Online Since: 03/31/2011

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Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster, Ms. 28
Paper · 157 ff. · 28.5 x 21.0 cm · about 1400
Marsilius de Padua: Defensor pacis

Codex 28 is a copy of the Defensor pacis, a treatise on the theory of the state dedicated to Emperor Ludwig of Bavaria by Marsilius of Padua in 1324. Around the end of the 14th century, Friedrich von Amberg (ca. 1350-1432) obtained a not particularly carefully written copy from the German group, which provides the older redaction of Marsilius. Amberg corrected this version of the text, written on paper from the Middle German area with watermarks from the last decade of the 14th century, added marginal glosses and then had it bound. (jor)

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Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster, Ms. 51
Paper · A + XII + 167 + B ff. · 22 x 14.7 cm · Strasbourg · 1364
Composite manuscript with Quaestiones morales pulcrae et modernae

This composite manuscript was compiled by Konrad von Sulzbach in 1364, when he was a student in Strasbourg. After the first part of the collection containing the commentary by Gregory of Rimini OESA was lost, the manuscript was rebound in the last decade of the 14th century in Fribourg (Switzerland) with 37 Quaestiones determinatae (f. 1r-110v), with other questions (110v-119v and 153v-167r), and with the summary of the Sentenzen by Johannes de Fonte (f. 120r-153r). The 37 Quaestiones, which reveal the influence of the English Franciscan School, are found only in this manuscript. (flu)

Online Since: 09/23/2014

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Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster, Ms. 60
Paper · 262 ff. · 21.5 x 14.5 cm · Munich (?) and Fribourg (Switzerland) · before 1419
Franciscan composite manuscript

This composite manuscript, much used by Friedrich von Amber, contains material about the history of the religious order in the first part (f. 1r-100v). In the second, probably more important part (f. 109r-165v), it contains treatises, questions and polemics from the time of the conflict of Pope John XXII with Louis IV (called the Bavarian) who resided in Munich and with the Franciscan Spirituals who had fled to that city. Several of these writings are preserved only in this manuscript, among them a treatise on the Visio beatifica of 1332-1333 (f. 127v-153r) which, according to Annelise Maier can possibly be attributed to William of Ockham, as well as a polemic (f. 153r-160r) in which Louis IV is warned against too hastily making peace with the Pope in Avignon. (flu)

Online Since: 09/23/2014

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Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster, Ms. 62
Paper · 9 + 262 + 2 ff. · 21 x 14.5 cm · about 1406
Sermones, praedicabilia, notanda (Wildricus de Mitra, Hermannus Topelisten, Vincentius Ferrarii etc.)

Codex 62 is typical of composite manuscripts from the time around 1400 found in Franciscan convents. It contains sermonic material by known and unknown authors in the form of complete sermons, thematic selections and exempla. It is made up of 15 codicological units. Friederich von Amberg (ca. 1350-1432) assembled this collection, added a table of contents, and had it bound in Fribourg (Switzerland). The most valuable part of this miscellany consists of a set of 16 sermons on pennance by the Dominican St. Vincent Ferrer (1350-1419), delivered by the sermonist between March 9 through 21, 1404 in Fribourg, Murten, Payerne, Avenches, and Estavayer. Friedrich von Amberg made a fair copy and incorporated it as the 6th codicological unit (fol. 45r-97v) of this composite manuscript. (jor)

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Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster, Ms. 117 I
Parchment · 1 + 242 + 29 ff. · text about 1300
Berthold of Regensburg, Sermones

Collection of Latin sermons by the Franciscan Berthold von Regensburg (in two volumes). The production of this codex involved consultation of Berthold's originals. Marginalia by Friedrich von Amberg appear throughout the entire manuscript (volume I). (kwa)

Online Since: 04/14/2008

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Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster, Ms. 117 II
Parchment and Paper · 1 + 262 + 29 ff. · text about 1300
Berthold of Regensburg, Sermones

Collection of Latin sermons by the Franciscan Berthold von Regensburg (in two volumes). The production of this codex involved consultation of Berthold's originals. Marginalia by Friedrich von Amberg appear throughout the entire manuscript (volume II). (kwa)

Online Since: 04/14/2008

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Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Comites Latentes 15
Parchment · III + 108 + II ff. · 17.7 x 13.5 cm · Naples · middle of the 14th century
Liturgical Psalter

This incomplete liturgical psalter was made between 1335 and 1350 in Naples. The unusual decorations are the work of the artist Christoforo Orimina. Because the manuscript contains three different coats of arms, the original owner (a member of the Angevin court in Naples) can not be definitively named. After changing hands many times during the 19th and 20th centuries, the manuscript was acquired in 1968 by the owner of the collection "Comites Latentes" ("Hidden Friends") held by the Bibliothèque de Genève. (jeg)

Online Since: 12/09/2008

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Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Comites Latentes 54
Parchment · I+226+I ff. · 14.6 x 10.6 cm · Florence · 1470-1480
Book of hours

This precious book of hours was made in Florence around 1470-1480. Its rich and elegant illumination is due to the close circle of the most famous florentine miniaturist of his time, Francesco d’Antonio del Chierico. The same hand is responsible for the major illuminations at the beginning of the various sections as well the initials in the text. The flourished initials are of great elegance. A partly erased coat of arms on the opening leaf indicates that the book of hours was made for the wedding of a male member of the Serristori family. The manuscript entered in the collection of the present owner in 1970 and it was deposited at the Bibliothèque de Genève as part of Comites Latentes. (ali)

Online Since: 06/23/2014

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Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Comites Latentes 124
Parchment · 227 ff. · 16,0 x 11,0 cm · Tours · about 1500
Book of hours

This richly decorated book of hours was illuminated in Tours in about 1500, for an owner from Toulouse. In the 15th century, the city of Tours and the Loire valley region were home to the court of the kings of France. This manuscript is closely connected to that glorious past era. The name of court painter Jean Bourdichon (ca. 1457-1521) is associated with two of the miniatures in this book of hours. The other 35 miniatures were painted by three book painters from the atelier of Jean Poyer (+ before 1504), also well-established in Tours. (jeg)

Online Since: 07/04/2012

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Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Comites Latentes 145
Paper · 672 pp. · 21.0 x 15.0 cm · Ottoman empire · 15th century
Collectanea of kabbalistic and magical texts in Hebrew

The greater part of the manuscript (pp. 21-598) is a compendium by Joseph b. Elijah Tirshom titled Sefer Shoshan Yesod Olam that includes 2174 numbered paragraphs, containing, inter alia, a book of magic called Harba de-Moshe (Sword of Moses) and other texts. Copied in the Ottoman empire in a 15th century Byzantine script with additions in later hands. (oku)

Online Since: 06/09/2011

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Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Comites Latentes 146
Paper · 590 pp. · 12.5 x 17.5 cm · Orient? · 14th century?
Midrash Tanhuma (Leviticus-Numbers-Deuteronomy)

One of the earliest manuscript exemplars of the version of the Tanhuma midrash text known among scholars as the "printed text" (first printed in Constantinople, 1520-22), as distinguished from the version first edited and printed by Solomon Buber in Vilnius, 1885. Copied probably somewhere in the Orient around the 14th century, the Hebrew script is Oriental semi-cursive. (oku)

Online Since: 12/13/2013

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Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Comites Latentes 183
Parchment · 104 ff. · 24.4 x 14.1 cm · England · Last quarter of the 12th century
Herman of Valenciennes, Bible translation in alexandrine verse

This text contains an adaptation of several narrative parts of the Bible in Old French. The poem in alexandrine verse (en laisses d’alexandrins) was composed in the 12th century by an author of the continent and became one of the most successful religious works in Old French. This manuscript preserves one of the oldest and most complete exemplars of this work; it is the only one to contain almost the entire text from the Anglo-Norman branch of the text tradition. Because the text probably is of insular origin, this manuscript proves the almost simultaneous dissemination of the text in England. (ber)

Online Since: 06/23/2014

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Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Comites Latentes 269
Parchment · V + 72 + V ff. · 18 x 12 cm · Italy, Naples · 1467 and 1468
Diogenes of Sinope, Brutus and Hippocrates, Letters (translated by Francesco d'Arezzo and Ranuccio d'Arezzo)

This volume is a collection of letters, made in 1467 and 1468 in Naples for Roberto da Sanseverino, Prince of Salerno, contains letters by Diogenes of Sinope, Brutus and Hippocrates, who were regarded during the middle ages as the true authors of these letters. They were translated into Latin by Francesco Griffolini Aretino and Ranuccio of Arezzo. This book was presented for sale several times during the 20th century and passed through the hands of prestigious collectors. (jeg)

Online Since: 04/15/2010

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Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. fr. 1/1
Parchment · 216 + I ff. · 42.7 x 31.0 cm · Paris · ca. 1400-1450, additional pages XVI-XVII
Guyart des Moulins, Bible Historiale

The Bible Historiale is a Bible edition translated by Guyart de Moulins into French prose at the end of the 13th century. It is presented in the form of biblical stories and combines the Vulgata of Jerome with the Historia Scholastica of Peter Comestor. It was quickly supplemented with the second volume of the Bible du XIIIe siècle (“Thirteenth-century Bible”). Because it was widely disseminated during the 14th and 15th centuries, today there are 144 known examples, both complete exemplars and fragments. (hoc)

Online Since: 03/22/2012

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Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. fr. 1/2
Parchment · I + 214 ff. · 42.7 x 31.0 cm · Paris · ca. 1400-1450, additional pages XVI-XVII
Guyart des Moulins, Bible Historiale

The Bible Historiale is a Bible edition translated by Guyart de Moulins into French prose at the end of the 13th century. It is presented in the form of biblical stories and combines the Vulgata of Jerome with the Historia Scholastica of Peter Comestor. It was quickly supplemented with the second volume of the Bible du XIIIe siècle (“Thirteenth-century Bible”). Because it was widely disseminated during the 14th and 15th centuries, today there are 144 known examples, both complete exemplars and fragments. (hoc)

Online Since: 03/22/2012

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Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. fr. 5
Parchment · 182 ff. · 27.8 x 20.5 cm · about 1460
François Ximenes, Livre des anges (El Llibre dels àngels)

In this work, written at the end of the 14th century in Valencia, the author describes the universe of angels, inspired by Dionysius the Areopagite’s De triplici gerarchia. The text, which was in wide use during the second half of the 15th century, was translated into French and published as a first printed edition in Geneva in the year 1478. The Ms. fr. 5 was illuminated by the Master of the Geneva Boccaccio and contains the coat of arms of Jeanne de Laval, second wife of King René of Anjou. (hoc)

Online Since: 12/18/2014

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Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. fr. 64
Parchment · 375 ff. · 35.5 x 28.0 cm · about 1480
Jean Mansel, La fleur des histoires

This universal history, which contains biblical and secular stories, is one of the most extensvie works of its type from the middle ages. The date of the manuscript can be fixed in the third quarter of the 15th century; it was decorated by the Flemish illuminator Wilhelm Vrelant, a producer of top quality miniatures. (hoc)

Online Since: 12/09/2008