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

MS. Bodl. 144

Summary Catalogue no.: 1914


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 1)
Richard Fitzralph, Sermons

Eighty-eight sermons delivered (chiefly in English, though here in Latin), in various parts of England, Ireland, and Scotland, and at Avignon (nine 1335–59). Twenty-three places are mentioned, and dates are given, between 1335 and 1359. At foll. 213, 237, 266 the hand changes.

Richard Fitzralph, Contra fratres mendicantes
Rubric: Quatuor proposiciones domini Armachani vna cum responsionibus eiusdem ad obiectus contra materiam de mendicitate et paupertate
(fol. 246v)
Incipit: Domine salua nos ... Pater sanctissime nos Sanctitatis

August 1349

(fol. 251v)
Incipit: Unusquisque in quo vocatus est ... Pater sanctissime, loqui prohibior

July 5, 1350

(fol. 255)
Defensorium Curatorum

Nov. 8, 1357

(fol. 271)
Incipit: Quia in proposicione nuper facta

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv + 280 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 10.875 × 8.75 in.


Origin: 15th century, first half ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

'Liber fratris Symonis Maydeston', 15th cent.: Simon Maidstone of St Augustine's, Canterbury, mid-15th century (M. B. Parkes, English Cursive Bookhands, on pl. 11(i))

Given by him to St Augustine's, Canterbury (?) (MLGB)

This came to the Library between 1605 and 1611.

Record Sources

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


Last Substantive Revision

2020-03-30: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.