MS. Bodl. 199
Summary Catalogue no.: 1916
Forty-two sermons 'per annum de diuersis', preceded by 'Humilis suggestio beati Augustini' (beg. 'In cuiuscunque manus libellus iste venerit') and a preface: a list of the sermons is at fol. ii, and they are printed in Mai's Nova Bibliotheca Patrum: the first sermon beg. 'Omnes scripture quas nunc'.
A list of them is at fol. 179v; usually printed as doubtfully ascribed to Augustine (Migne's Patrol. Lat. xxxix. 1741, 1745, etc.)
Followed by three more books: these are really the three books of st. Ambrose de Virginibus (but the first chapter and a piece of the second are detached and written last as a 'Prologus ad sororem suam Marcellam', so that the treatise begins 'Natalis est virginis, integritatem sequamur'), and the book de Virginitate.
Notation (see van Dijk 1957).
Good decorative initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 230)
Brown leather on bevelled boards, with plain blind tooling, Dutch contemporary work, re-backed.
Provenance and Acquisition
Doesburg, Holland, Brothers of the Common Life (Domus Clericorum): 'Liber domus Clericorum in Doesborch', 15th cent.
Cuthbert Ridley presented four MSS. in 1601, two of which are described in the Benefactors' Register as 'Diuersa opuscula Ambros. fo. MS.', and 'Diuersa opuscula August. fo. MS.', which are at present believed to be nos. 1904, 2475 (which are otherwise unaccounted for). It is possible that the present volume is represented by the two entries above, but probable that it was an independent or additional gift not later than 1602.
MS. Bodl. 199 - endleaf (fol. 1)
With musical notes, original and added.
Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-03-30: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.