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

MS. Bodl. 16

Summary Catalogue no.: 1859

Contents

1. (fol. 1)
Rubric: Meditaciones quas scripsit cardinalis Bonauentura de Passione Domini nostri Ihesu Christi
Ps.-Bonaventure, Meditationes de passione Christi (Meditationes uitae Christi, cc. 73-85)
Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 27)
Rubric: Meditaciones beati Bernardi abbatis
Ps.-Bernard, Meditationes piissimae de cognitione humanae conditionis
Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 49)
Rubric: Tractatus Ricardi heremite in cimiterio sanctimonialium de Hampole humati de emendacione peccatoris
Richard Rolle, Emendatio uitae
Language(s): Latin
4. (fol. 78)
Rubric: Littera fratris Viterini Venturini ordinis fratrum predicatorum quam misit fratri Rogero canonico Sancte Fredeswyde Oxonie de Banonia
Rubric: Remedium contra spiritum blasphemie
Incipit: Fratri Rogero dilecto
(fol. 82v)

Note on Wisdom

Incipit: Sciendum est quod amatores
Language(s): Latin
5. (fol. 84)
Epistle and Gospel list, Use of Sarum

Temporale (fol. 84); sanctorale (fol. 91v); common of the dedication and the saints (fol. 99). Incipits only; sanctorale only extract.

Language(s): Latin
(fols. 100v-104)
Rubric: Les parables Salamon
Incipit: Luy sages dit en son liuere | Que comencement de bien uiuere
Nicolas Bozon, Proverbes de bon enseignement
Language(s): French
6. (fol. 105)
Richard Rolle , Incendium amoris (abridgement)
Incipit: Admirabar amplius
Language(s): Latin
7. (fol. 152v)
Richard Rolle, Commentary on the Song of Songs (extract, beginning at section iv)
Incipit: Oleum effusum nomen tuum
Language(s): Latin
8. (fol. 157v)
Rubric: Tractatus qui vocatur Speculum peccatoris
Incipit: Quoniam in huius vite via
Ps.-Bernard of Clairvaux, Speculum peccatoris
Language(s): Latin
9. (fol. 166)
Jerome, Letters (excerpts)
Incipit: Jeronimus ad Heliodorum episcopum. Recordare tyrocinii tui.

Some leaves lost at the end.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 182 + ii fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 160 × 105 mm.

Layout

list in 23 lines 115 × 77 mm.

Decoration

Illuminated capitals.

History

Origin: 14th century, late ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir Henry Savile in 1620.

Record Sources

Description adapted (2018) from S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford : Vol. 1: Mass Books (typescript, 1957) [item 5 and physical description], and the Summary Catalogue (1922).

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