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

MS. Bodl. 158

Summary Catalogue no.: 1997

Physical Description

Composite: five parts
Extent: i + 224 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 10.875 × 7.25 in.

Decoration

Coloured capitals.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by sir Walter Cope in 1602.

MS. Bodl. 158 - Part 1

Contents

(fol. 1)
Richard de Pophis, Summa dictaminis secundum stilum romanae curiae
Rubric: Prohemium(?) Summe Dictaminis compilate per magistrum Ricardum de Pophis & sumpte de Registris dominorum Vrbani & Clementis summorum pontificum, in qua flores dictaminis continentur
Incipit: (prologue) Nouiciorum studia ianuam

One document is added by the scribe on fol. 97v.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Layout

2 cols.

History

Origin: 15th century, early ; English

MS. Bodl. 158 - Part 2

Contents

(fol. 98)
Nicolas de Lisieux, De ordine praeceptorum ad consilia
Rubric: Tractatus epistolaris ostendens qualiter mandata habent precedere consilia ad perfeccionem, etc.
Incipit: Reuerendo patri in Christo magistro G. Nicholaus Lexouiensis thesaurarius. A nostra paruitate
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century, early ; English

MS. Bodl. 158 - Part 3

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 126)
William of Saint-Amour, Tractatus de periculis nouissimorum temporum
Rubric: Tractatus breuis de periculis nouissimorum temporum, ex scripturis diuersis exceptus & in certa capitula digestus per magistrum Willelmum de Sancto Amore
Incipit: Ecce uidentes ... Sicut prophete
2. (fol. 142v)
Proceedings against Richard Helmyslay, friar, 1380
Rubric: Libellus datus coram domino cardinali [Petro] Corsiensi contra fratrem Ricardum Helmyslay de ordine Predicatorum pro parte cleri Dunelmensis diocesis

With the articles and judgement delivered and a letter from Henricus Hedelam, all concerned with a case affecting st. Nicholas' parish in Newcastle on Tyne about A.D. 1380.

(fol. 145)
Ps.-Hildegard of Bingen, Insurgent gentes
Rubric: Reuelacio beati Yldegardi de fratribus quatuor ordinum

On fol. 146 is added an account of a 'visio mirabilis in ciuitate Tripolitana' in 1287, another ecclesiastical prophecy.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century, early ; English

MS. Bodl. 158 - Part 4

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 147)
Thomas Wylton, De ualidis mendicantibus
Incipit: Utrum viri ad corporales labores validi

Here without author or title.

2. (fol. 153)
Richard fitz Ralph, Contra fratres mendicantes
Defensorium Curatorum
Rubric: Proposicio Ricardi archiepiscopi Ardmachani ... in consistorio coram domino papa & cardinalibus ... contra fratres de ordinibus mendicantium ... apud Auinionem die .viiio. mensis Nouembris anno Domini. mo. ccco. Lvij
Incipit: Nolite iudicare secundum faciem'
(fol. 165)

'Obiecciones', answers by the archbp. to the objections made to his criticisms on the friars

Incipit: Quia in proposicione ... Circa articulum seu conclusionem
(fol. 171v)
Rubric: Libellus Armachani contra fratres
Incipit: Coram vobis reuerendissimis, in Christo patribus
(fol. 174)

'... Instrumentum' of Nov. 14, 1357, a notarial account of the presentation of the archbishop's complaint on Nov. 8, and other documents relating to this affair.

3. (fol. 188)
William of Rimington, Dialogus inter catholicam ueritatem et haereticam prauitatem
Rubric: ... Dialogus inter catolicam veritatem & hereticam prauitatem
Incipit: (prologue) Quadraginta quinque conclusionibus meis

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century, early ; English

MS. Bodl. 158 - Part 5

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 199)
William of Rimington, Quadraginta quinque conclusiones
Rubric: (fol. 199) Conclusiones heretice seu erronie que nuper traxerunt in errorem multos simpliciter litteratos
Rubric: Conclusiones dompni Willelmi de Rymyngton theologi de Sallay posite contra predictos errors ...
Incipit: Sicut Ihesus Christus fuit
Rubric: (fol. 200v) ... Doctrina simpliciter literatorum contra hereses nuper in Anglia exortas
Incipit: Beatissimus Paulus apostolus
Final rubric: Explicit tractatus domini Willelmi de Remmyngton theologi de Sallay sacre pagine professoris
2. (fol. 217)
Treatise on pastoral care
Rubric: Excitacio curatorum ad residenciam corporalem & ad vigilem curam animarum omnium suarum
Incipit: Heu quam dolendum est

Imperfect at end, ending with 'predicabilia' and the catchwords 'non sunt & tum'.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century, early ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

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

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-08: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.