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Biblical concordance, etc., 1400 - 1499

Identifier: Gordan MS 36


Table of Contents: A Biblical concordance from Abbas to Zorobabel; Supplement to article 1 from Aaron to Phiton; A table for the liturgical year of cues for Gospel and Epistle readings for the temporal and sanctoral arranged for the use of the Carthusian Order at the Charterhouse of St. Barbara in Cologne; Table dividing the books of the Old and New Testaments into four parts. Followed by two prayers one by Cassiodorus.the other by Bede.


  • Creation: 1400 - 1499


1 Volumes



Custodial History

Written in Germany in the 15th century. From the library of the Charterhouse of St. Barbara, Cologne (New shelf number 00 98); a fragment of a parchment deed from 1408 issued by Roland of Luysteringen, Prior of St. Barbara's has been used as a binding lining. In the collection of Leander van Ess, of Darmstadt; obtained in 1824 by Sir Thomas Phillipps (n. 650 on front flyleaf); his sale (Sotheby 1910, n. 160; catalogue entry glued to inside cover). In the collection of William B. Gourley; his sale (New York, 4 Nov. 1936, n. 540) to Howard L. Goodhart (bookplate, census no. in lead).

Other related names

  1. Charterhouse of St. Barbara, Cologne, former owner
  2. Phillipps, Sir Thomas, former owner
  3. Gourley, William B., former owner
  4. Goodhart, Howard Lehman, former owner
  5. Goodhart, Howard Lehman, donor
  6. Gordan, Phyllis Goodhart, owner
  7. Gordan, John Dozier Jr., owner

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gven by Howard Lehman Goodhart to Phyllis Goodhart Gordan and John Dozier Gordan, Jr.

Physical Description

The top half of the front flyleaf has been excised.

Paper support (watermarks: similar to Briquet Lettre P 8608), ff. i (contemporary parchment) + 180 + i (contemporary parchment).

Contemporary German; binding lining (see below) suggests that the ms probably was bound in the Charterhouse bindery. Plain brown calf over wood boards with two split fasteners on front and two square fasteners with remains of leather straps on back board. Spine is cracked and worn with five bands; head and foot sewn in the leather. On black leather label on spine in gold: "Tabula/ Evangeliorum/ Phillipps MS. 650", on paper labels: "OO", "[several words uncertain] secundum ordinem Alphabeti". Goodhart number "36" in ink on paper label taped to spine.

212 x 145 (168 x 96) mm.

Written in 33 ruled lines with single vertical and horizontal bounding lines in lead. Occasional prickings visible in top and bottom margin.

Hybrida script, written by a single scribe.

Small, plain, 2-line red initial begins concordance; paragraph markers, sentence strokes in red; titles, cited words underlined in red.

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