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

MS. Bodl. 140

Summary Catalogue no.: 1910


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 1)
Thomas Aquinas, Compendium theologiae (part I)
Incipit: Eternum Patris uerbum
Final rubric: Explicit tractatus de exposicione fidei catholice compositus a beato Thoma de Aquino de ordine fratrum predicatorum. Et scriptus a Willelmo de Glen Magna

Followed by two creeds (Athanasian and Apostles') showing their connexion with the parts of the treatise, and by an index and list of chapters.

2. (fol. 60)
Nicolaus de Argentina, Tractatus de antichristo
Rubric: Opus nouum de aduentu ... Ihesu Christi & aduentu Antichristi & fine mundi salutacio
Incipit: Reuerendo in Christo ... Exordium rogitanti
Incipit: Primum propterea sciendum
Final rubric: Tractatus de Antichristo
3. (fol. 96)
Thomas Aquinas, Contra libellum Willelmi de sancto amore
Rubric: Tractatus responsalis quem composuit frater Thomas de Aquino contra libellum Willelmi de Sancto Amore, quem libellum papa Alexander proprio ore condempnauit
Incipit: Ecce inimici tui ... Omnipotens Deus amator hominum

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: v + 173 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 11 × 7.375 in.


Arts. 1 and 2 written by William of Glen Magna. Art. 3 in a different but contemporary hand.




Origin: 14th century, middle ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Leicester, Dominican friary: 'Iste liber est fratris J. de Par [or Per] ordinis Predicatorum Leycestrie', i.e. the Dominican house of st. Clement at Leicester, early 15th cent.

'Thomas Lychfylde de Mydyllsex', and 'John Lychfyld', late 16th cent.

Acquired between 1613 and 1620 (Summary Catalogue I, 103).

MS. Bodl. 140 - endleaf (fol. v)


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 14th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, Concordance and Addenda (by B. Barker Benfield) [decoration, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance, acquisition, endleaf]


Last Substantive Revision

2020-03-28: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.