The inscription of the initial on f. 135v indicates that the manuscript was from a nunnery, possibly the female Augustinian chapter of canonesses, St. Vitus in Hilwartshausen. It may have been paired with D-W 28 Helmst. (Heinemann 31), as the contents are complementary. The manuscript was given to the Fritzlar library by Wilhelm von Lysfelt, and transferred from Fritzlar to Wolfenbüttel in 1587.
Physical Description: Parchment leaves. Covers of pigskin over wood binding. The manuscript includes decorated, coloured initials in blue, red, green, and black on ff. 1r, 46r, 14v, 135v, 141r, and 147v. Other initials are in red, blue, and black. Blue-red fleuronnée initials on ff. 5r, 9v, 16v, and 88v.
Differentiae are indexed by their last note and an arbitrarily-assigned number (e.g., G1, D1, E1, etc.).
This manuscript source was previously identified in the.Cantus Database as #32, as listed in the manuscript catalogue of Otto von Heinemann.
- von Heinemann, Otto. Die Handschriften der Herzoglichen Bibliothek zu Wolfenbüttel. Vol. I: Die Helmstedter Handschriften. Wolfenbüttel: Julius Zwissler, 1884. Reprint: Kataloge der Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel: Die Helmstedter Handschriften. Vol. 1: Codex Guelferbytanus 1 Helmstadiensis bis 500 Helmstadiensis. Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann, 1963.
- Härtel, Helmar; Heitzmann, Christian; Merzbacher, Dieter; Lesser, Bertram. Katalog der mittelalterlichen Helmstedter Handschriften. Teil 1: Cod. Guelf. 1 bis 276 Helmst. Wiesbaden, 2012.