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

MS. Bodl. 185

Summary Catalogue no.: 2087


1. (fol. 1)
⟨William Jordan OP (?)⟩, ⟨Summa praedicantium, pars II⟩ (Kaeppeli 1517)
Rubric: Incipit Tabula super Bibliam
Incipit: Abstinencia. Precepit Deus Ade quod ex omni ligno

The first few subjects are: Abstinentia, De Acceptionibus munerum, De Affectione carnali, De Angelis bonis. A list of the books of the Bible follows on fol. 25v.

Language(s): Latin
⟨Nicholas Byard⟩, ⟨Summa de abstinentia⟩ (Kaeppeli 3046)
Incipit: (prologue) Multi errant pro anime salute non ieiunantes
Incipit: (text) De Abstinencia . Abstinencia est duplex
Colophon: Beata Maria. Deo gracias. Quod Elmer scriptor. non compositor

The first few subjects are: De Abstinentia, de Adulatione, de Avaritia, de Amicitia. A late 15th cent. hand suggests as a title 'Flores Parisie'.

Considered as a separate entry in Stegmüller, Bibl. 10090.

Language(s): Latin

Some theological notes (partly in English) are on fols. iv, 116.

Language(s): Latin and Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 117 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 19.125 × 8 in.


Some ornamental letters.


19th cent. calf over old boards and sewing.


Origin: 15th century, first half ; English

Record Sources

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

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-20: Description revised to include all information from SC.