Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 538: Conrad of Soltau (Zolco), Commentary on Firmiter credimus
Latin and German
[ca. 1396 - 1397]
Table of contents:
Commentary on Firmiter credimus (Summa de trinitate et fide catholica)
The writing in CCCC MS 538 is much faded and its contemporary binding was in a very damaged state but was repaired in the twentieth century. It was probably written at some time after 1396/7 in Bohemia. On f. 13r the ownership is recorded of Johannes Mokelburg B.A. who had studied at Prague. A Heinrich Mokelburg of Elbing is recorded in 1419 as a student at Leipzig. The book contains one work, a summa of catholic doctrine by Conradus of Soltau (Zolco or Zolto, c. 1350-1407), the Commentary on Firmiter credimus (Summa de trinitate et fide catholica). At the end of this work is a colophon attributing it to Zolto, doctor of Prague, who compiled it in 1396/97. The text is also in CCCC MS 529. This volume is part of the Elbing collection, a group of manuscripts which belonged to the Brigittine convent at Elbing (Elblag), near Gdansk. The collection was donated to Corpus Christi College by either Richard Pernham (1583?-1628) or his wife Mary, whose name is in many of these books.