Copy, 15th century, of `Expositio symboli apostolorum`, originally written in 1401 by the theologian Joannes De Marienwerder (1343-1417). Edit




  • 1401. (Creation)


  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    ii + 146 folios (but foliation omits folio 44).



  • Physical Description

    0.00 linear metresii + 146 folios (but foliation omits folio 44).160.00 x 206.00 millimetres

  • Dimensions

    160.00 x 206.00 millimetres

  • Scope and Contents

    The main text (folio 10) is preceded (folio 1) by the anonymous `Tabula expositionis` (see ‘Repertorium Biblicum Medii Aevi’, numbers 4780 and 4780.1), and followed (folio 142 verso) by ` De octo beatitudinibus` (‘Repertorium Biblicum Medii Aevi’, number 4780, 1.1). The latter appears to be incomplete, breaking off after the third Beatitude.

    The manuscript is in one hand throughout, with the exception of folio 146. Written in brown ink with large initials, headings and chapter numbers in red. There is a four-line initial P with slight penwork (folio 1). An inscription, possibly of ownership (folio 1) and a few contemporary marginal notes.

  • Arrangement

    Collation: 1-11¹², 12¹² (+ 1 after 12). Numerical signatures in the top left and bottom centre of most gatherings. The centre fold of each gathering has been strengthened with a fragment of a 14th-century document. 26 lines.

  • Bibliography

    Stegmüller, F. ‘Repertorium Biblicum Medii Aevi’ (Madrid, 1950-1980).

  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Paper: watermark a bell (cf. Briquet 3959-3985). Original binding of wooden boards with four metal bosses on front cover, recovered in the 18th century in dark brown leather with blind roll and stamp.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.