Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 62 (T.2.20)
Title: Sophilogivm Poetarvm
Images: [ MS Hunter 62 fol. 1r ]
Date of Creation: Between 1458 and 1459
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Fratris Jacobi Magni, Sophilogivm Poetarvm.
Frater Jacobus Magni's Sophilogium Poetarum:
Begins (1, 1 recto col. a, lines 1-12): Incipit Prohemium libri. | scilicet Sophilogij Poetarum. [rubric] | I [illuminated initial] llustrissimi princi- | pis regis francorum | deuotissimo confes- | sori domino Michaeli | diuina prouidenti gracia Episcopo | antisiodorensi humilis sui pa- | trocinij cappellanus. Frater | Jacobus magni ordinis fra- | trum heremitarum sancti augu- | stini.
Ends (10, 14 [f. 158] recto col. a, lines 28-35): Explicit tabula capitulorum decem librorum Sophilogij | Poetarum. Completa in | montepessulano trigesima die men | sis Julij Anno dominj millesimo | quadringentesimo quinquagesimo | nono. Deo gracias.
Remarks: On the recto of f. 158, immediately under the explicit, is this autograph note by the first owner of the book:-
Hunc librum feci scribi ego Anthonius | De Mala Rippa notarius Regius montis | pessulani. et solui pro eo sex scuta auri | de | Mala Rippa.
On the recto of f. 159, in the same(?) hand, are some moral extracts from Cicero and Seneca and SS. Augustine and Gregory.
On the recto of iii, 1. in early XVI. Cent. hand: Iste liber pertinet magistro petro Janpitre Regis secretario.
On the verso of iii, 6. in Dr. William Hunter's hand: Fratris Jacobi Martin Sophilogium Poetarum | At the end | Explicit Tabula capitulorum decem librorum | Sophilogii Poetarum. Completa in Montepessu- | lano XXXa die mensis Julii anno domini millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo | nono. Deo gratias. Hunc librum feci scribi ego Anthonius | de Mala Rippa notarius regius Montispessulani | et solvi pro eo sex scuta auri.
Frater Jacobus Magni, or Magnus, of Toulouse, an Augustinian monk who lived in the end of the XIV. and beginning of the XV. Cent., was credited with a knowledge of the whole Bible by heart. He taught philosophy and theology at Padua, succeeded Michael Creneius as Father Confessor to Charles VII., but died a simple monk in the monastery of his order at Paris in 1415 (Fabricius) or in 1422. Mons. P. Meyer (Documents Manuscrits de l'Ancienne Littérature de la France, Paris, 1871, p. 115) suggests that the name on iii, 1 recto may be the Pierre Janpitre mentioned by Tessereau, Hist. Chron. de la Chancellerie de France, i, 74, under the date 1496, and refers to Codex 2996 in his list = 18. 3. 4 in the Advocates' Library, Edinburgh.
The king, whose secretary's autograph we have here, was probably Charles VIII. This work was printed in 4 at Paris in 1507.
[Formerly P.2.3].
Foulis catalogue, 1771, no. 12: £.3.3.0
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 12 x 8 5/8, ff. 160, well written in one small even hand throughout, in double cols. of 38 lines, each 7˝ x 2˝, margins marked by folding, not ruled, contemporary signatures, catchwords, and foliation (double - Roman and Arabic), floreated margin, gilt illuminated initials, rubrics, rubricated running titled and initials, paragraph marks, marginalia, somewhat worm-holed, but otherwise well preserved and clean, fol. sec. gloriam optinuit. Cent. XV. (30th July, 1459).
Binding: Modern, millboards, covered vellum, replacing green leather, vellum slips (in the centre of each quire), title (in ink): FRA. JAC. MARTIN | SOPHILOGIUM | POETARUM. Cent. XX.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 72.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 72-73.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Jacobus Magnus d. 1415/22
Augustinian monk, Toulouse.
copyist: Anthonius de Malla Rippa fl.1459
Scribe.
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