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MS. Bodl. 153

Summary Catalogue no.: 1950

Physical Description

Composite
Extent: 224 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 10.5 × 7.375 in.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

An erased 15th cent. inscription ('...... per dominum ...... Swithun abbat⟨ie⟩ prope Wy⟨nt⟩on ......') is on fol. 1.

'Liber magistri Thome Smyth ex legacione domini Johannis Smyth quondam rectoris ecclesie Sancti Georgii Wynton anno Domini Mlccccmo lxxiij°'.

Apparently received by the Library in 1605.

MS. Bodl. 153 - Part 1

Contents

(fol. 1)
Sermons
Incipit: Eratis aliquando sicut oues ... Hec verba scripta sunt

Apparently identified in Schneyer, IV, 194, as Nicholas de Aquavilla, Sermones dominicales. Some leaves are wanting at the end.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century, early ; English

MS. Bodl. 153 - Part 2

Contents

Augustine, Tractatus in euangelium Iohannis (abbreviated)
Rubric: Liber Augustini super Johannem abbreuiatus
Incipit: Intuentes quomodo audiuimus
Franz Römer, Die handschriftliche Überlieferung der Werke des heiligen Augustinus, II/2 (1972), 231.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Illuminated capitals.

History

Origin: 15th century, early ; English

MS. Bodl. 153 - Part 3

Contents

(fol. 140)
Augustine , De civitate dei (i. 1-24, xi-xv, xx. 1-26)

In several hands.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century ; English

MS. Bodl. 153 - Part 4

Contents

(fol. 204)
Robert Grosseteste, sermons

Five sermons.

Rubric: Sermo Lincolniensis traditus domino pape
Incipit: Dominus noster Ihesus Christus eternus
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

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

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-03: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.