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

MS. Bodl. 16

Summary Catalogue no.: 1859

Contents

1. (fol. 1)
Ps.-Bonaventure, Meditationes de passione Christi (Meditationes uitae Christi, cc. 73-85)
Rubric: Meditaciones quas scripsit cardinalis Bonauentura de Passione Domini nostri Ihesu Christi
Incipit: Adueniente iam et imminente
Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 27)
Ps.-Bernard, Meditationes piissimae de cognitione humanae conditionis
Rubric: Meditaciones beati Bernardi abbatis
Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 49)
Richard Rolle, Emendatio uitae
Rubric: Tractatus Ricardi heremite in cimiterio sanctimonialium de Hampole humati de emendacione peccatoris
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
Language(s): Latin
(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)
Nicolas Bozon, Proverbes de bon enseignement
Rubric: Les parables Salamon
Incipit: Luy sages dit en son liuere | Que comencement de bien uiuere

Added, fifteenth century.

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)
Ps.-Bernard of Clairvaux, Speculum peccatoris
Rubric: Tractatus qui vocatur Speculum peccatoris
Incipit: Quoniam in huius vite via
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; written space 115 × 77 mm.

Decoration

Illuminated capitals.

History

Origin: 14th century, late; additions, 15th century ; 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).

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2020-03-19: Revised to include all information in SC.