MS. Add. C. 110
Summary Catalogue no.: 28942
Johannes de Torquemada, Flores sententiarum Thome de Aquino; Commentary on Stella Clericorum. Germany, 15th century, second half.
Fol. 11a verso blank; the added fols. 11b–e also blank except for some 19th-century notes.
There is a three-line space at the beginning of the text, doubtless intended for an incipit written in larger script and/or coloured ink; the missing words are ‘Theoloyca veritas est dyadema sapientis’ in other copies of the text (e.g. Augsburg, Staats- und Stadtbibliothek, 4º Cod. 34, fols. 105r–116v; Gdańsk, Biblioteka Gdańska, MS. Mar. F 259, fols. 217r–226v; Graz, UB, MS 1072, fols. 139r–154v; and Vesoul, BM, MS 75, fol. 158).
Fol. 23v blank; the added fols. 24–41 also blank except for some 19th-century notes.
Frame-ruled in ink for two columns of about 40–42 lines, c. 205 × 150 mm.
Gothic hybrida; the added final text written more formally.
Initials and paraphs in plain red.
Bound in brown cloth, matching MSS. Add. C. 108 and 109, presumably for Bliss (see Provenance); inscribed ‘bound [by David] Nutt, Winchester’ (front pastedown); the spine stamped in gilt with the shelfmark and ‘MSS’. The edges of the leaves speckled red.
Provenance and Acquisition
William Henry Bliss (1835–1911), with his name in ink (front pastedown, fol. ii recto); his(?) pagination, lineation, and various notes in pencil on flyleaves and in the text.
Purchased from Bliss by the Bodleian, 26 June 1868, for £1 10s 0d. Former Bodleian shelfmarks: ‘MSS. Addit. Bodl. Π. E. 21’ (‘Π. E. 21’ cancelled by encircling, and replaced by ‘C. 110’, also encircled).
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Last Substantive Revision
2021-06-11: Andrew Dunning Encoded Peter Kidd description.