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MS. 3 Thomas Netter Doctrinale ecclesie contra blasfemias Wiclef

Haenel 7.

Vellum, 161/4 x 111/4, ff.191 + I, double columns of 54 lines.

Cent.xv (1500) in a good hand. Written at Ghent.

On the flyleaf:

Iste liber est (erasure) viri D. Roberti Hare Angli.

Also on f. I, Roberti Hare 1551.

Collation:

I flyleaf, 18-248 (7 canc.).

Contents:

Thomae Walden Doctrinale Ecclesie contra Blasfemias Wiclef.

Martino beatissimo pape quinto uniuersi gregis carmelitarum seruorum

apostolice sedis minimus frater Thomas Walden etc.

—exitum tuum ex hoc nunc et usque in seculum. Amen.

Expl. ep. Martino pape vo apostolice sedis presuli directa super opere consequente.

Prologus primus in doctrinale ecclesie contra Blasfemias Wiclef . . . . . . . . . . f. 2 b

Mea doctrine non est mea.

Ends with Inuocatio actoris: sed eius qui misit me.

Liber primus de capite ecclesie Ihesu Christo in naturis suis disparibus . . . . . .  6 b

Exurgat deus

—capitula subsequentur.

Capitula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Articulus primus contra blasphemias Wicleff ad deitatem pertinentes.

Prologue (in which the Capitula occur) ends: et qui oderunt euma facie eius.

Primum capitulum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 b

In omni disputatione quam fecit uester Iohannes memorie ter dampnate.

Initial. The Virgin in white over blue over red (an angel holding up her white mantle on R.)

stands full face holding the Child, in a room with red arras. Walden as a Carmelite in white

over black kneels on L.

Partial border with natural flowers on dead gold ground, and large blue M in lower margin.

Liber II, f. 50. Liber III, f. 137. Liber IV, f. 158.

Ending f. 190 b: celestem uitam et eternam preponant. Amen.

Finit feliciter prima pars Reuerendi Mag. Thome Walden in doctrinale tocius ecclesie catholice

contra blasphemies Wicclef. Per me fratrem Liuinum de Preestere alias Presbiteri ordinis gloriose

dei genitricis marie de monte carmeli pro fratribus eiusdem ordinis conuentus gandensis conuentui

prefato priorante venerabili patre petro de brune. Anno domini mo. ccccco. xvia. die septembris.

Orate fideliter pro scriptore.

The work, which contains six books, was first printed by Badius Ascensius at Paris in 1521 and often subsequently.

© N.J.R. James

 

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