A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Bodl. 1

Summary Catalogue no.: 1840


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 1)
Alcuin, De uirtutibus et uitiis
Rubric: Alquinus de viciis & virtutibus
Incipit: (prologue) Dilectissimo filio Gwidoni
Incipit: (text) De Sapientia. Primo omnium querendum est
2. (fol. 17v)
⟨Ps.-Augustine⟩, De XII abusiuis saeculi
Rubric: Incipit liber sancti Cypriani. martiris de duodecim abusiuis seculi
3. (fol. 25v)
Theological treatises Sermons

Seventy-five short treatises, chiefly sermons, among which the only one which bears an author's name is (fol. 31v) 'Tractatus sancti Augustini de mammona iniquitatis', sermon no. 113 in Migne's Patrologia

4. (fol. 74v)
⟨Hugh of Saint-Victor⟩, ⟨Miscellanea⟩ I. 73
Rubric: Incipit tractatus de tribus naturis et vndecim speciebus ignis
Incipit: Tres sunt nature ignis

At fol. 75v is 'allegorica expositio precedentium specierum'

5. (fol. 79)
Augustine, De sancta uirginitate (abbreviated)
Rubric: Tractatus sancti Augustini de sancta uirginitate
Incipit: Jure diuino continentia

On fol. 84v are some moral and witty sayings, chiefly in verse (13th cent.), such as 'Denigrat meritum dantis mora ...', 'Sidonius [?]. Non est maior gloria dixisse quod noueris quam siluisse quod nescias'.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 84 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 6.625 × 5.25 in.




Origin: 13th century, early ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Christ Church cathedral priory, Canterbury: no. 77 in the catalogue of Henry de Eastry (M. R. James, The ancient libraries of Canterbury and Dover, p. 26)

Sir Walter Cope (-1614)

Presented by him in 1602.

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration and localization from B. Barker-Benfield, Addenda to Pächt and Alexander.


Last Substantive Revision

2020-03-18: Description revised to include all information in the catalogues cited.