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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.


Language(s): Latin

(fols. 1r–11a recto)
Johannes de Torquemada, Flores sententiarum Thome de Aquino
Incipit: Mandatis reverendissime pater et domine prestantissime domine Juliane dignissime presbiter cardinalis
Explicit: Expliciunt flores sententiarum beati Thome de Aquino de auctoritate summi pontificis collecti per magistrum Johannem de Turre cremata ordinis predicatorum sacre apostolici palatii magistrum in consilio Basiliensis Anno domini Mº ccccº xxxvij
Kaeppeli, Scriptores, III (1980), no. 2714

Fol. 11a verso blank; the added fols. 11b–e also blank except for some 19th-century notes.

(fols. 12r–22v)
Commentary on the Stella clericorum
Incipit: ||Hanc quidem proposicionem scribit Atheniensis ad Valerianum
Explicit: Hiis visus ad formam tractatus procedamus. Sequitur textus Quasi stella matutina.
Rubric: Quasi stella matutina
Incipit: Iste liber cuius subiectum est clericorum informacio in vita bona et honestate …
Explicit: camerarii dei ut nos efficiatur camerarii concedat nobis dominus noster Ihesus Christus Amen. Explicit opus stelle clericorum.

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).

(fols. 22v–23r)
Added extracts and notes on priests
Incipit: ‘Labia sacerdotis custodiunt scienciam’ … [Malachi 2:7] ‘Petrus o sacerdotes vos regale genus electum’ … [cf. I Peter 2:9] … O felices et venerabiles sacerdotes
Explicit: Quivis baptista tenet in se quatuor ista.

Fol. 23v blank; the added fols. 24–41 also blank except for some 19th-century notes.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ii + 11 + iv + 12 + xviii leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 275 × 205 mm.
Foliation: i–ii, 1–41, superseding a 19th-century pencil pagination, 367–411.


1(12-1) (last blank leaf cancelled), 2(12)


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.


Origin: 15th century, second half ; German

Provenance and Acquisition

Edward Lumley (1806–1874), bookseller of Chancery Lane and High Holborn, London (cf. MS. Add. C. 108).

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).

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Last Substantive Revision

2021-06-11: Andrew Dunning Encoded Peter Kidd description.