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Exeter College MS. 44

Thomas Aquinas, In Sententias liber IV; England, s. xiv1


Language(s): Latin

(fols. 1r-343r)
Thomas Aquinas, In Sententias liber IV
Incipit: Misit uerbum suum et sanauit eos de intencionibus eorum etc. ex peccato primj hominis humanum generis
Explicit: ad quem omnia ordinantur. Cui est honor et gloria in seculorum secula amen.
Final rubric: Explicit .4. libri sentenciarum secundum fratrem Thomam de ⟨A⟩quino ordinis fratrum predictorum.

Stegmüller, Sent., 846, bk. 4. Pr. Rome, 1570; ed. Sancti Thomae Aquinatis scriptum super Sententiis 4, ed. M. F. Moos (Paris, 1947).

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: licto ergo.
Form: codex
Support: parchment FHHF
Extent: 343 leaves preceded and followed by an 18th-century paper flyleaf. From about fol. 220 leaves have been very badly damaged by damp at the top of the spine. Loss of text has occurred in the upper lines of inner columns.
Dimensions (leaf): 310 × 220 mm.
Dimensions (columns): 245–50 × 75–80 mm.


1–1612 178 18–2812 2912 (12 canc.). Catchwords are by the scribes, each preceded by a blue paraph. Quires are neither lettered nor numbered but there are traces of arabic numerals in crayon as far as the middle of quires.


Two columns, 50 lines. Ruled in crayon.


Bastard anglicana by several scribes, some very good, some poor, also a gothic bookhand of academic type. Punctuated by low point.


On fol. 1r a 5-line blue-and-red lombard, flourished red and extended in red and blue into a bar-frame border with mauve flourishing; 2-line blue lombards, some extended, flourished red, throughout; blue and red paraphs; lemmata underlined red.


Sewn on five bands. Standard Exeter binding: simple and quite elegant, calf over millboards, the calf bearing blind decoration of a floral type, early 19th century. Red leather label on spine with gold-stamped title. Endbands perhaps originally white and brown.


Origin: s. xiv1 ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Not known. Not recorded in Ecloga; but nevertheless probably in the College in the medieval period: see Watson, Exeter, Introduction, pp. xxii–xxiii. CMA, no. 34.

Exeter library identifications are, on the front pastedown, ‘P8–13 Gall’ (deleted); ‘173–H–9’; ‘Ex: Coll: Oxon:’; the book stamp; ‘Coxe Cat. no. XLIV.’ On the spine is a round label with ‘9’ on it.

Record Sources

Andrew G. Watson, A descriptive catalogue of the medieval manuscripts of Exeter College, Oxford (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 2000.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Rector and Fellows of Exeter College.

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-29: First online publication

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