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

MS. Bodl. 110

Summary Catalogue no.: 1963

Contents

The calendarial poem 'Cisio janus' is at fol. iv, 15th cent.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Composite: two parts
Extent: iv + 184 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 9.875 × 7 in.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

William Cleve, rector of Cliffe (at Hoo): 'Hunc librum emit W. C⟨leue⟩ de J. Pye stacionario Londoniensis x° die Augusti anno regni regis Edwardi iiijti tercio, coram Roberto Paling,' 1463: ‘precium XXs’: 'Christus homo factus W. Cleue prosperet actus'.

Cliffe at Hoo, parish church: given by Cleve to the chaplains of a chantry there: 'Hunc librum libere contulit Willelmus Cleue nuper Rector ecclesie de Clyve Kancie domino Willelmo Camyl huius cantarie capellano & successoribus suis perpetuis hic deuocius Deo officiaturis. pro modo R. Kent [added].'

On fol. 128v is a late 15th cent. note by Johannes Huntt.

Presented by sir Henry Savile in 1620.

MS. Bodl. 110 - Part 1

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Euangelium Nicodemi
Incipit: Factum est in anno nonodecimo
(fol. 13v)
Epistola Pilati ad Claudium
(fol. 14)
Incipit: Hanc epistolam Pilatus Claudio direxit

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century, early ; English

MS. Bodl. 110 - Part 2

Contents

1. (fol. 17)
Ps.-Bonaventure, Meditationes de passione Christi
Rubric: Meditaciones quas scripsit Bonauentura de Passione Domini nostri Ihesu Christi
Incipit: Adueniente igitur et iminente
Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 36)
Edmund of Abingdon, Speculum ecclesiae
Incipit: Videte uocacionem uestram

Without title or author's name; with list of chapters.

Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 58)
Festial (saints' lives in calendar order)
Incipit: In illa die habebitis festum sancti Stephani

Ends with a life of st. Thomas the Apostle.

Language(s): Latin
4. (fol. 99)
Ps.-Edward the Confessor, Speculum sacerdotis
Rubric: Speculum Sacerdotum secundum beatum Edwardum regem & confessorem
Incipit: Sanctus Edwardus rex & confessor
Language(s): Latin
5. (fol. 106v)
Isidore, Synonyma (epitome)
Rubric: Hic introducuntur persone duorum deflentis Hominis et amonentis Racionis
Incipit: O homo, anima mea in angustiis est
Final rubric: Explicit tractatus deflentis hominis...

See J. A. Burrow in Speculum 73 (1998), 424-8.

Language(s): Latin
6. (fol. 111)
Speculum peccatorum(Bloomfield 2176)
Rubric: Speculum peccatorum secundum beatum Augustinum doctorem ecclesie catolice
Incipit: Fratres karissimi, quam tremenda est

At fol. 128 follows a Latin theological note.

Language(s): Latin
7. (fol. 129)
Walter Map (?), ‘Disputatio inter corpus et animam’
Incipit: Noctis sub silencio tempore brumali
Language(s): Latin
8. (fol. 134v)
Richard Rolle, Form of living
Incipit: In euery man or womman that ys bounden in dedly synne
Language(s): English
9. (fol. 155)
Sacerdos parochialis
Rubric: Sacerdos parochialis tenetur per Canones docere & predicare in lingua materna quater in anno septem peticiones in Oracione Dominica
Incipit: In the Pater Noster buth seuene byddyngus

ed. Niamh Pattwell, PhD thesis, Trinity College Dublin, 2004 [online]

Language(s): Latin and English
10. (fol. 168)
Sermon
Incipit: In ciuitate sanctificata ... Good men & good women, oure Lord Ihesu Crist techyngge his disciplus
Language(s): English
11. (fol. 172)
‘Cronica mirabilia’
Incipit: Defuncto Willelmo Rollonis filio

A later title to a Latin piece containing legends of relics such as the Holy Blood preserved at Fécamp abbey; imperfect at end, a leaf or two being lost: ends 'rapuit a quadam paupere femina'. This piece is in a rather later hand.

After this, according to a 15th cent. list of contents on fol. iv verso, there once followed 'Memoriale W. Wykeham episcopi notabilis Wintonie qui plura opera fecit', but this was missing as early as 1655.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Illuminated capitals.

History

Origin: 15th century, early ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922), with additional reference to published literature as cited.

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-06: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.