This seventeenth century Dutch manuscript remained unknown until 2006 when it surfaced during the compilation of the Repertroium of Middle Dutch sermons. Until 2013 it was held in private hands in England.
The manuscript contains the so-called Jhesus collacien sermon cycle, which was very popular in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. This is a remarkably late text witness of this group of sermons.
Apart from the Jhesus collacien the codex contains some prayers, meditations, religious acts and a sermon by the Franciscan friar Judocus a Castro (+ 1634), which place the book Mechelen area in the early seventeenth century.
Call number: RG Hs Neerl. 37
To this book is available on the digital platform of the University of Antwerp.
This manuscript has been acquired with financial support from the University Library and was donated to the Ruusbroec Institute Library as a permanent loan.