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Works by Nicolaüs Cusanus, Written in A.D. 1451-1454 at Aachen, chiefly by J. Schoblaut

MS. Savile 55
Held at the Weston Library

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Works by Nicolaüs Cusanus (except arts. 4 and 6):

  1. Fol. 1. '... Liber Ydeote de Mente', the 3rd book of the Dialogi, commonly entitled 'Dialogus inter Philosophum, Oratorcm et Idiotam de Mentis natura.' At end:--'In monasterio Vallis Castri seu Caste [Val di Castro, near Ancona] ordinis Camaldunensis ubi sanctus Romualdus capud ordinis sepultus est prope Fabrianum in marchia Anchonitana. Anno Domini. 1450. die 23 Augusti finiui hunc conceptum de mente N. card. sancti Petri ad Vincula.'.
  2. Fol. 26. 'Idiote de staticis experimentis', the fourth dialogue, see above. At end:--'1450. 9a 7bris Fabriani compleui N. car. sancti Petri. Finiui Aquisgrani [Aachen] anno Domini 1451. 8a sancti Leopardi', i.e. Oct. 7.
  3. Fol. 35. A letter of Nicolaüs Cusanus to Bohemia against the followers of Jacobellus, dated 1452: fols. 47-9 should follow fol. 38.
  4. Fol. 50. 'Anthonij Barsizij Canteriaria, comedia', in prose. This is in a different hand from the rest of the volume; and added at the end are two Latin tales, the first headed 'Johannes de Mussthezele clericus Tornacensis diocesis', and at the end of each respectively 'ipsa die Annunciationis [?] 1454 Aquisgrani Jo. Scoblat', and 'ipsa nocte sancti Mathie 1455 Aquisgrani': see fol. 68v.
  5. Fol. 61. De mathematicis complementis. At end:--'Jo. Scoblaut Aquisgrani 1454, Februarii die sancti Mathie.'.
  6. Fol. 69. '... Quadratura circuli edita a [Johanne] Campano [de Novaria].'.
  7. Fol. 71. Complementum Theologicum. At end:--'per me Jo. Scoblaut 1454 Aprilis die 8': followed by an epilogue of 13 'con-clusiones.'.
  8. Fol. 85. De pace Fidei dialogus. At end:--'1454. 28. Aprilis Aquisgrani per Jo. Scoblaut ...'.


  • Creation: Written in A.D. 1451-1454 at Aachen, chiefly by J. Schoblaut


110 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Savile 55

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 26123

Custodial History

'...Johanni Wallisio ... dono dedit Stephanns Bate Rector de Horsmonden in agro Cantiano: e Scriptis Domini Dueis de Lauderdale, anno 1694': given by Wallis to the Savile Library in 1696.

Physical Facet

On paper; in double columns, except art. 4


11 5/8 × 8 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom