Modern foliation with pencil in the upper right-hand margin.
before fol. 1, and after fols. 6, 38,
65, 161. A stub is visible after fol. 28, but no text is missing. The stub is
probably what remains of a singleton that was added after fol. 38, but has since
been cropped. Quire signatures (5–18) have been added on the last folio of a
quire (lower-inner margin). The signature after the first quire is ‘5’, showing
that four quires have been lost from the beginning of the book.
containing fols. 135–146 has been folded incorrectly so that the inner leaves
are now the outer leaves of the quire. The result is that the text from
), the title
of the book is written in the upper margin and numbers for
added in red ink.
Wooden boards with dark brown leather covers. Blind-stamped diamond-shapes on both
covers. Two clasps were attached to the front cover; today only a part of the
leather remains. Paper pastedowns on inner front and back covers. On the inner front
cover, bits of a parchment leaf are visible below the paper pastedown. Pasted on the
outer front cover, a piece of paper with the title ‘Responsiones siue conclusiones
questionum tocius summe beati thome de aquino [compend]iose et efficaciter’.
The script, combined with the note on the inner back cover, suggests that the
manuscript has a German origin and early provenance. It contains an abridgement of
The manuscript shows little sign of having been used. The
practised script, quire signatures, and the binding of one quire in the wrong order
all suggest commercial copying. There are four quires missing from the
In the back cover, a pledge note, dated
: ‘Anno dominice incarnacionis 1439 dominus Godfridus Vasoldi in die
Ypoliti martiris exposuit pro domino Goschalko Schellin quintam mediam marcam pro
expensis suis et fecit fidem vni pro sex marcis et vij s. et presentauit ei
compendium philosophie pro iiij marcis; in fidem illius restituit ei hunc librum
suum, velle eorum etc.’ (edited in
, the manuscript was in the
possession of the church of
, where it
appears in the inventory as one of the ‘monk books’.On inner front cover: ‘Yläne
Capell Kyrka tillhörig 1793. Jon. Enberg’. The manuscript is one of those reported
in the church inventories of 1658, 1729, 1750 and 1782.
Since another university book written in Germany (
Helsinki, National Library,
) also belonged to
church, it is possible they arrived together with a
(Finnish) student or were inherited from one. From
the manuscript was moved to
, and from there to the
Finlands medeltidsurkunder, 1-8
, utg. Reinhold Hausen, Helsingfors 1910–1935. (Available online)
A. I. Lehtinen, "Keskiajan filosofisia käsikirjoituksia",
54:1 (1995), 10–12.
>[A. I. Lehtinen],
Tuomas Akvinolainen n. 1225-1274. Näyttely 29.5.-30.9.1974