Uppsala, University Library, C 272. Jacobus de Voragine, Sermones de tempore, Sermones de sanctis


Jacobus de Voragine, Sermon collections for
de tempore and de sanctis


Finnish Literature Society (SKS)
Codices Fennici


Saec. XIV 2/2


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Uppsala, University Library, C 272. Jacobus de Voragine, Sermones de tempore, Sermones de sanctis
Saec. XIV
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Jacobus de Voragine
Sermon collections for
de tempore
de sanctis
Fols. :
Jacobus de Voragine
Sermones de tempore
. The bifolium with fols. 3 and 10 should be in reversed order (the text continues from fol. to , from to , from to , and from to ). The arrangement of sermons follows that outlined by
Schneyer 3, 221–233
(in our manuscript, nos. 5 and 6 are in reversed order). One missing sermon was added by another hand on fols. .
Sermones fratris Jacobi de voragine de dominicis videlicet tres de qualibet dominica. Prologus
. Hvmane vite labilis decursus ... provenire concedat. Sequitur aliud. Amen.
Dominica prima aduentus. Amos iij
Prepara te in occursum domini ... ... illum finem beatum perducat nos ille qui est principium et finis qui sine finem vivit et regnat. Per infinita secula seculorum. Amen.
Explicit Jacobus de uoragine per manus wlacckonis et cetera. Deo gracias Amen.
Fols. :
Jacobus de Voragine
. Another hand has added a sermon that was omitted from the collection; cf.
Schneyer 3, 228 (no. 103)
[O]mnis qui irasictur fratri suo ... (Mt. 5:22) Secundum beatum Augustinum in libro de civitate dei ... quia damnati dei visione carebunt ideo semper in fletu erant et semper in dentibus stridebunt. (Fols. are blank).
Fols. :
Jacobus de Voragine
Sermones de sanctis
. The arrangement of sermons follows that outlined by
Schneyer 3, 246–266
but slightly reordered and with a number of omissions. The last quire should precede fols. 137–150. The quire with fols. 151–162 has its outermost bifolium misplaced (the text continues from to , from to , and from to ); see also
Andersson–Schmitt – Hedlund 1990, 246–247
. Fols. : Schneyer’s nos. 295–351, with the following omissions: nos. 304–306, 313, 335, 339–344, 350 (nos. 319 and 320 are written together); fols. : nos. 386–394 (imperf., continued on fol. ); fols. : nos. 394, 395–398; fols. contain two sermons, which follow no. 398, but are not found in Schneyer; fols. -: 421–423, 399–408 (the last one continued on ); fol. : nos. 408-410 (the last one continued on fol. ); fols. -: nos. 410–420; fol. contains a sermon not found in Schneyer; fol. -: 441–446 (continued on fol. ); fol. 151: 446, 447, 451 (imperf.).
Incipiunt sermons de sanctis et primo andree apostolic sermo vtilis peregrini vt creditur.
Vestigia eius secutus est pes meus viam eius ... (Iob 23:11) Tria sunt necessaria cuilibet viro perfecto ... ... suo robore sustencanit (rest of column is blank, but the text continues on fol. ).
168 folios
21cm × 29,5cm
Modern foliation (1–168) in pencil in the upper margin.
+ (IV+2)
+ 5VI
+ 2VII
; 2VI
+ VI
+ (VI-6)
Quire signatures in part I (i–ix) found in lower margin of a quire’s first recto. In part II, quire signature found in the lower margin of a quire’s last page (i–v).
Some of the leaves have been, at some point, rebound in an incorrect order. Fols. 3 and 10 should be the other way around (as was noticed by a medieval reader, see fol. ). Fols. 13–14, which originally belonged to the second quire (the quire signature is found on fol. ), are pasted to fol. 12. Of their counterleaves, fol. 24 is almost completely loose. The quire containing fols. 137–150 bears the quire signature ‘iv’, and should be preceded by the quire with fols. 163–168. Fols. 151 and 162 are in reverse order. Six leaves are excised after fol. 168; since the text left unfinished on fol. is continued on fol. , it seems that the excised leaves formed the first half of the quire.
On fol. , some red ink has been spilled. There is also some dirt and fraying along the edges.
I: two columns with vertical and horizontal bounding lines,
. 60–70 lines; II: two columns with vertical and horizontal bounding lines,
. 50–60 lines). Prickings for the bounding lines visible in the upper, lower and outer margins.
Two contemporary hands of
saec. XIV
writing a gothic cursive. Hand I (fols. ) identifies himself as
on fol. . The second hand writes on fols. , and produces a script of a more uneven appearance.
A third hand, possibly belonging to
Johannes de Wyborg
, adds a sermon left out from the first collection on fols. .
Initials are simple red lombards, usually two lines high. Highlighting, underlining in red. In the first section rubrication also in red; in the second section rubrics are usually indicated by a different type of script.
Plain light blue (nowadays near white) leather covers on wooden boards. There was a quincunx of copper bosses on both covers; only one boss remains on each. Remnants of two strap-and-pin clasps starting from the fore-edge of the back cover and attaching to the middle of the front cover. No pastedowns. The text-block is flush with the boards. On the front cover a label with a badly faded title and the Vadstena shelf-mark.
The manuscript contains sermons by
Jacobus de Voragine
, apparently copied in
by two scribes.
The manuscript belonged to a set of books brought to
Vadstena Abbey
Thörnerus Andreae
(d. 1435) in
. He probably purchased the manuscript in Prague during his studies and had it corrected by a fellow countryman, who, according to
Malin (1926, 64)
is identical with
Johannes de Wyborg
, who studied in Prague in the 1390s and served as a cleric in the cathedral of Turku in the 1410s; see inner back cover: ‘anno domini M
[= 1394?] Johannes naistigu --- [de] Wyborgh correx[it] in parte librum presentem ad pecicionem domini törneri andrisson clerici dyocesis Aboensis ab exemplari quodam valde trito. Datum [Pra]ge die vij mensis marcii ex --- sub sigillo’.
Thörnerus Andreae
entered Vadstena in 1407; the abbey’s shelf-mark ‘D IIII 8’ is found on a label on the front cover (with the number 8, added after-hand during the library's reorganization in mid-15
The manuscript remained in the abbey’s collection after its dissolution and probably was among those codices taken from the abbey in
and donated to
Uppsala University Library
by King
Gustav Adolf II
. Uppsala University Library’s shelf-mark on the inner front cover.
Margarete Andersson-Schmitt – Monica Hedlund,
Mittelalterliche Handschriften der Universitätsbibliothek Uppsala: Katalog über die C-sammlung, vol. 3
, Stockholm 1990, 245–247.
Birgit Klockars, “Törner Andersson, en finländsk Vadstenamunk”,
Historisk tidskrift för Finland 44
Aarno Malin, ”Muistoja praagilasesta vaikutuksesta Suomen ja Ruotsin kirjalliseen kulttuuriin keskiajalla”,
Suomen Museo 33
, Helsinki 1926.
Johannes Baptist Schneyer,
Repertorium der lateinischen Sermones des Mittelalters für die Zeit von 1150–1350
, vol. 1–11, Münster 1969–1990.
C. Thörnqvist, “Svenska studenter i Prag under medeltiden”,
Kyrkohistorisk årsskrift 29
Ville Walta
Finnish Literature Society (SKS)
Codices Fennici
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