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

MS. Bodl. 151

Summary Catalogue no.: 1929


⟨William of Saint-Amour⟩, Collectiones catholicae et canonicae scripturae
Rubric: Collectio catholice & canonice scripture ad instructionem & preparationem simplicium fidelium Christi contra pericula imminencia ecclesie generali per ypocritas pseudo-predicatores & penetrantes domos & ociosos & curiosos & gerouagos
Incipit: Sapienciam antiquorum omnium

In four distinctiones, see foll. 50v, 98v, 117: at fol. 192v are the fifty signa pseudo-predicatorum, a kind of index to part 4.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 194 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 10.5 × 7.5 in.




Brown leather with plain tooling (late 16th cent.) perhaps over older sewing and boards.


Origin: 14th century, early ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Given to Norwich Cathedral by Adam Easton: 'Liber ecclesie Norwycensis per magistrum Adam de Estone monachcum[sic] dicti loci' and pressmark in red ‘x xl. vi’, 2nd half of the 14th cent.

Presented by sir Walter Cope in 1602.

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922).


Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-01: Description revised to include all information in SC.