II.5. Moralitates

I. Manuscripts

Jean-Thiébaut Welter originally published a list of manuscripts containing the Moralitates in, L’exemplum dans la littérature religieuse et didactique du moyen age (Paris-Toulouse, 1927), 366, fn. 63. Welter listed 41 manuscripts found in: France, Germany, England, Austria, Holland, Italy, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. This list must be supplemented with N.F. Palmer, “Das Exempelwerke der englischen Bettelmönche: Ein Gegenstück zu den Gesta Romanorum,” in Exempel und Exempelsammlungen, ed. W. Haug and B. Wachinger (Fortuna Vitrea 2) (Tübingen 1991), 137-172, here 168-172, who lists over a hundred mss. The following list contains  those noted by Welter and Palmer; however, it is probable that some of the manuscripts listed by Welter were lost, e.g. during WWII (as some are not recorded in Palmer).

Nota bene: a section of the Moralitates is found in various mss. under the incipit: De preceptis et enigmatibus Pictagore (See Sharpe 1475, p. 554; Kaeppeli 3504). This excerpt is essentially a commentary on Pythagorean maxims.

1. Arau, Kantonsbibl., ms. Wett. fol. 26/I.
2. Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, ms. 8431B.
3. Assisi, Convento di S. Francesco, com. 575.
4. Bamberg, SB, cod. Q.V.50 (Theol.230).
5. Basel, UB, A.V.33, ff. 275-292v.
6. Basel, UB, A.II.26.
7. Basel, UB, A.X.118.
8. Basel, UB, B.VIII.10.
9. Berlin, SBPK, ms. lat. fol. 902.
10. Berlin, SBPK, ms. theol. lat. fol. 100.
11. Berlin, SBPK, ms. theol. lat. fol. 122.
12. Berlin, SBPK, ms. theol. lat. fol. 239.
13. Berlin, SBPK, ms. theol. lat. qu. 10.
14. Berlin, SBPK, ms. theol. lat. qu. 78.
15. Berlin, SBPK, ms. theol. lat. qu. 249.
16. Bethlehem, PA., Lehigh University Library, ms. 13.
17. Bologna, Bibl. Comunale dell’Archiginnasio, cod. A.933.
18. Bonn, UB, cod. S 361.
19. Bordeaux, Bibl. Municipale, cod. 267.
20. Braunschweig, StB, cod. 161.
21. Braunschweig, StB, cod. 164.
22. Bremen, Staats-und Universitätsbibliothek, ms. 3, ff. 186ra-206va.
23. Brunswick, Bibl. Ducale, 136, ff. 1-92.
24. Brüssel, Konikl. Bibl., cod. 2277-2281 (215).
25. Cambridge, Trinity College, cod. R.5.34 (725).
26. Carpentras, Bibl. Municipale, cod. 119.
27. Cleveland, Ohio, Public Library, ms. 10.
28. Donaueschingen, Hofbibl., cod. 276.
29. Douai, Bibliothèque mun. des villes, ms. 436 (non fol.).
30. Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, ms. Adv. 18.4.4.
31. Erfurt, Wissenschaftliche Allgemeinbibl., cod. Ampl. 4° 391.
32. El Escorial, Real Biblioteca, cod. Q.II.
33. Firenze, Bibl. Nazionale Centrale, Conv. H.IX.1523.
34. Fribourg (Schweiz), Couvent des cordeliers, cod. 82.
35. Gdańsk, Biblioteka Gdańsk PAN, cod. 1974.
36. Gdańsk, Biblioteka Gdańsk PAN, ms. Mar.F. 228.
37. Gdańsk, Biblioteka Gdańsk PAN, ms. Mar.F. 231.
38. Gdańsk, Biblioteka Gdańsk PAN, ms. Mar.F. 253.
39. Gdańsk, Biblioteka Gdańsk PAN, ms. Mar.Q. 15.
40. Graz, UB, cod. 247.
41. Graz, UB, cod. 341.
42. Graz, UB, cod. 836.
43. Hamburg, UB, cod. Petri 41.
44. Heidelberg, Universitätsbibliothek, Cod. Sal., ms. VII, 104, ff. 1r-30v.
45. Heiligenkreuz, Stiftsbibl. 206, ff. 72-112v.
46. København, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, cod. Gl.kgl.S 65.
47. København, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, cod. Gl.kgl.S 3544 8vo.
48. Koblenz, StB, cod. 114.
49. Koblenz, StB, cod. 116.
50. London, Cathedral Library, ms. 189.
51. London, British Museum, Addit., ms. 21429, ff. 266v-289v.
52. London, British Museum, Addit., ms. 44055.
53. London, British Museum, Arundel, ms. 384, ff. 78-94.
54. London, British Museum, Egerton, ms. 2258, ff. 4-16.
55. London, British Museum, Royal, ms. 6 E III, ff. 218-228.
56. London, The Welcome Institute for the History of Med., ms. 49.
57. Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, cod. 8816 (X.122).
58. Madrid, Biblioteca de la Universidad, cod. 111.
59. Manchester, John Rylands University Library, ms. lat. 70.
60. Metz, Bibliothèque mun. des villes, 240.
61. Metz, Bibliothèque mun. des villes, 296.
62. Metz, Bibliothèque mun. des villes, 651.
63. München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, cgm. 3974.
64. München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, clm. 3587 (non fol.).
65. München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, clm. 3591, ff. 1-32.
66. München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, clm. 8444, ff. 174-197.
67. München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, clm. 8947, ff. 206-210.
68. München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, clm. 8961.
69. München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, clm. 8975, ff. 202-205.
70. München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, clm. 9569, ff. 173-215.
71. München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, clm. 12005, ff. 49-69.
72. München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, clm. 17620.
73. München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, clm. 17650, ff. 55-59.
74. München, UB, 2° cod. ms. 136.
75. Münster, UB, cod. 168 (360).
76. Münster, UB, cod. 453, ff. 181-225.
77. Norwich, Cathedral library, ms. 2.
78. Ossegg, Stiftsbibl. 47, 100-114.
79. Oxford, Magdalen College, ms. 68.
80. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, lat., ms. 590, ff. 73-99v.
81. Paris, Mazarine, ms. 986, ff. 1-15v.
82. Paris, Bibl. Nationale, cod. lat. 590.
83. Paris, Bibl. Nationale, cod. lat. 7799.
84. Pavia, Bibl. Universitaria, cod. Aldini 380.
85. Praha, Kapitolní Knihovna, cod. E LXIX (830).
86. Praha, Kapitolní Knihovna, cod. N XI (1535).
87. Praha, Statní-Universitní Knihovna, cod. VI.F.24 (1163).
88. Praha, Statní-Universitní Knihovna, cod. VIII.A.19 (1426).
89. Praha, Statní-Universitní Knihovna, cod. VIII.A.25 (1433).
90. Praha, Statní-Universitní Knihovna, cod. X.H.22 (2000).
91. Praha, Statní-Universitní Knihovna, cod. Osek 47.

(Welter’s list of Prague mss.)
91a. Prague, Bibl. Univ., ms. lat. 120, ff. 1-11, 257-262v.
91b. Prague, Bibl. Univ., ms. lat. 829, ff. 1-288.
91c. Prague, Bibl. Univ., ms. lat. 1285, ff. 1-457.
91d. Prague, Bibl. Univ., ms. lat. 1506, ff. 1-318v.
91e. Prague, Bibl. Univ., ms. lat. 1860, ff. 1-128v.
91f. Prague, Bibl. Univ., ms. lat. 1886, ff. 1-199v.

92. Roma, Biblioteca Angelica, cod. 369.
93. Roma, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, cod. Pal. Lat. 159.
94. Roma, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, cod. Pal. Lat. 1726.
95. Roma, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, cod. Vat. Lat. 4347.
96. Roma, Biblioteca Casanatense, cod. 1404.
97. Saint Omer, Bibliothèque mun. des villes, ms. 273 (non fol.).
98. Saint Omer, Bibliothèque mun. des villes, ms. 316 (Welter/Palmer disagree here)
99. Salzburg, UB, cod. M II 186.
100. Sankt Gallen, Stiftbibl., cod. 192.
101. Sankt Gallen, Stiftbibl., cod. 951.
102. Semur, Bibliothèque mun. des villes, 27, ff. 92-110v.
103. Semur, Bibliothèque mun. des villes, 28.
104. Siena, Bibl. Comunale, cod. F.X.8.
105. Strasbourg, Bibl. De la ville, cod. C.72.
106. Todi, Bibliothèque mun. des villes, 57 (non fol.).
107. Treves, Bibliothèque mun. des villes, ms. 300, ff. 82-84.
108. Treves, Bibliothèque mun. des villes, ms. 658, ff. 2-36.
109. Treves, Bibliothèque mun. des villes, ms. 762a, ff. 1-49.
110. Treves, Bibliothèque mun. des villes, ms. 2250a, ff. 1-18.
111. Trier, StB, cod. 658/230 8°.
112. Trier, StB, cod. 762a/310 8°.
113. Trier, StB, cod. 2250a/2193a 4°.
114. Upsala, Universitetsbiblioteket, cod. C 5.
115. Utrecht, Bibl. Univ., ms. 317, ff. 119-149.
116. Utrecht, Bibl. Univ., ms. 331, ff. 1-13.
117. Venezia, cod. Lat.III.75 (2771).
118. Vorau, Stiftsbibliothek, cod. 248.
119. Wien, Hofbibl., ms. 1613.
120. Wien, Hofbibl., ms. 3027, ff. 1-52.
121. Wien, Hofbibl., ms. 3150, ff. 254-287.
122. Wien, Hofbibl., ms. 4062, ff. 96-197.
123. Wrocław, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka, cod. I Q 126.
124. Wrocław, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka, cod. I Q 130.
125. Wrocław, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka, cod. I Q 370.
126. Wrocław, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka, cod. I Q 469.
127. Würzburg, Franziskanerkloster, cod. I 115.

II. Incunabula/Early Modern Editions

The following list of incunabula and early printed editions is found in Jean-Thiébaut Welter, L’exemplum dans la littérature religieuse et didactique du moyen age (Paris-Toulouse, 1927), 366, fn. 63.

Basel 1489, 1586 (see p. 709-748)
Cologne 1480
Haguenau 1494; Paris 1507, 1510, 1513
Reutlingen 1489
Speyer 1483
Moralitates Historiarum. Venice 1505.
Moralitates Historiarum. Venice, 1514.

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