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Lewis E 190 Complementum in partem III Summae S. Thomae de Aquino (Complement to the third part of the Summae of St. Thomas Aquinas)
TitleComplementum in partem III Summae S. Thomae de Aquino (Complement to the third part of the Summae of St. Thomas Aquinas)
Other related names
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E 190
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
- deRicci: 149
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
This paper manuscript was made in Germany in the early fifteenth century. It contains a complement to the unfinished third book of Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologica made by a "Reynoldus Romanus" (fols. 1r-308r) complete with table of contents (fols. 309r-312v). A parchment tag has been added to fol. 309 for easy reference to this index. The text itself is simply adorned with colored capitals in red ink, one of which has been embellished with pen-work flourishes (fol. 1r). This manuscript retains its original medieval binding, including metal bosses on the front and back covers and a three-link chain which would originally have prevented the book from being removed from its library. The fifteenth-century binding incorporates fragments of two twelfth-century manuscripts, as paste-downs inside the front and back covers and as guards at the mid-points of quires. Most of this material comes from a liturgical manuscript, the visible texts of which can be identified as parts of the Psalms, the Book of Isaiah, an antiphon for the feast of Saint Brice, and Saint Maximus of Turin's homilies for Epiphany and the feast of the Baptism of Christ. The second recycled twelfth-century manuscript (fragments of which are used as guards after fols. 18, 30, and 42) contains at least part of Book XII of Priscian's Institutiones Grammaticae. A mid-fifteenth-century owner, Johannes de Helb, has inscribed his name inside the front cover. Helb was vicar of the church of Saint Laurentius in Ebern (Bavaria) in the middle third of the fifteenth century. He built a chained library to house his collection of sixty-four books, which still stands adjacent to the church and from which this manuscript almost certainly comes.
- Table (fols. 309-213) incomplete
- Leaves missing after fols. 296 and 312
- Inscribed on bottom edge: "Comple[menti]"?
WatermarkCross on a base, similar but not identical to Briquet 5645
Extent312; 314 x 206 mm bound to 324 x 230 mm
FoliationModern foliation in pencil, upper right recto
Collation1-24 (12), 25 (9, +1), 26 (10), 27 (5, +5)
CatchwordsCatchwords on fols. 12v, 24v, 36v, 48v, 84v, 108, v180v, 192v, 264v, 288v; mostly trimmed away
BindingContemporary pigskin over wooden boards; original bosses on the covers; original three link chain fastened to top edge of lower cover
One colored initial with pen-work decoration (fol. 1r); numerous colored initials throughout
- Johannes de Helb, vicar of the church of Saint Laurentius, Ebern (Bavaria), mid-fifteenth century; Bishop John Fletcher Hurst, Washington DC; his sale, Anderson Galleries, March 20, 1905, no. 2745; (directly to?) John Frederick Lewis, Philadelphia; given by his widow, Anne Baker Lewis, to the Free Library of Philadelphia in 1936
- De Ricci, Seymour, with the assistance of W.J. Wilson, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada, vol. 2 (New York,: H. W. Wilson, 1935-40), pp. 2052-53, no. 149.
- Free Library of Philadelphia, A Descriptive Catalogue of the John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts in the Free Library of Philadelphia, compiled by Edwin Wolf, 2nd, with an introduction by Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach (Philadelphia: The Free Library, 1937), p. 209, no. 190.
- Krämer, Sigrid, "Neue Nachrichten über die ehemalige Pfarrbibliothek von Ebern", Mainfränkischen Jahrbuch für Geschichte und Kunst, vol. 28 (1976), pp. 36-47.
- 15th century
- Missing leaves
- Original binding
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Table of contents
- Inside front cover — Recycled pastedown, Saint Maximus of Turin, Homilies XVII-XIX (for Epiphany and the Baptism of Christ); incipit: Mirum valde quod novum hominem terra suscepit... [Inside front cover]; explicit: ... qui quamvis divinitatem suam nostri corporis adum[bratione] [Inside front cover]
- fol. 1r — Complementum in partem III Summae S. Thomae de Aquino; incipit: De inde considerandum est de singulis... [fol. 1r]; explicit: ... disponetur per talia opera ad non pereundum [fol. 308r]
- Inside back cover — Recycled pastedown, Parts of Isaiah 2:20-3:4 and 3:9-3:10; Psalm 110:1-2, 115:15
- Inside back cover — Antiphon for Saint Bryce; incipit: Post discessum beatissimi martini episcopi beatus brictiis [Inside back cover]; explicit: ... satisfaciens populo prunas ardentes ab urbe [Inside back cover]
- Inside front cover — Ownership inscription, "Frater Reynoldus Romanus m[a]g[iste]r in theolo[g]ia collegit completum beati thome de aq[u]ino."
- fol. 1r — Decorated initial D
- fol. 80v — Eight-line red initial P
- fol. 237r — Six-line red initial P
- Inside back cover — Ownership inscription, "Frater Reynoldus Roman[us] m[a]g[iste]r i[n] theo[logi]a collegit Completu[m] b[ea]ti Thom."
- Inside back cover — Bookplate, John Frederick Lewis
Inside front cover
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Section: Recycled pastedown, Saint Maximus of Turin, Homilies XVII-XIX (for Epiphany and the Baptism of Christ)
Decoration: Ownership inscription, "Frater Reynoldus Romanus m[a]g[iste]r in theolo[g]ia collegit completum beati thome de aq[u]ino."
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Section: Complementum in partem III Summae S. Thomae de Aquino
Decoration: Decorated initial D
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6625_0161_thumb.jpg (5.2 KB)
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Decoration: Eight-line red initial P
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Decoration: Six-line red initial P
Inside back cover
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Section: Recycled pastedown, Parts of Isaiah 2:20-3:4 and 3:9-3:10; Psalm 110:1-2, 115:15
Section: Antiphon for Saint Bryce
Decoration: Ownership inscription, "Frater Reynoldus Roman[us] m[a]g[iste]r i[n] theo[logi]a collegit Completu[m] b[ea]ti Thom."
Decoration: Bookplate, John Frederick Lewis