Fasciculus morum.

Accession number: 
MS M.298
Fasciculus morum.
Oxford, England, Reutlingen, Germany, and at Schwäbisch Hall, Germany, between 1412 and 1426.
Original 15th century boards covered with pigskin; boards lined with end-parchments from an 11th century missal; chain attached with swivel and ring at end.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1908.
181 leaves (1 column, 41-42 lines), bound : paper, ill. ; 220 x 150 mm
Given by Johannes Sintram de Herbipoli in 1444 to the Franciscan Library in Würzburg; John Mortimer Hunt, Bellevue, The Holmwood, Surrey; his sale (London, July 10, 1899, no. 312) to Leighton; Robert Steele, Wandsworth Common; his sale (London, June 15, 1903, no. 467) to Heffer; Charles Scribner, Catalogue, New York Nov. 27, 1903, no. 2, pl.; Preston A. Perry; his sale (New York, Apr. 21, 1908, no. 268) to G.D. Smith; purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) as a gift for his father, J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1908; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).

Ms.; written and illustrated in Oxford, England (1412), Reutlingen, Germany (1415), and at Schwäbisch Hall, Germany (1416-1426).
On the vices and virtues; divided into seven parts.
Compiler unknown; in manuscripts of this work, his name is variously given as Johannis Spiser, Robertus Selke, Rob. Silke, and Robert Selk; if identified as Robert Sulks (or Robert Sellack), O.F.M. this person probably a reviser and not the compiler--Cf. A. G. Little, p. 141.
Scribe: Johannes Sintram de Herbipoli, whose name is in manuscript on fol. 169v: librum ipsum scripsit frater Johannes Sinttram oxoniis, anno 1412.
Decoration: 2 full-page pen drawings of the Trees of the Virtues and the Vices.
Artist: Johannes Sintram de Herbipoli.

German cursive
Latin and German