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

MS. Bodl. 2

Summary Catalogue no.: 1842

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1-49 || fols. 50-59 || fols. 60-82
Form: codex
Extent: v + 83 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 7.25 × 5.375 in.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

'Iste liber pertinet ad Thomam Corserum clericum' (who also owned MS. Ashmole 391 iii, in 1541), 16th cent. (fol. iv).

This is the only volume which seems to correspond to 'Hugo de S. Victore opuscula varia', an entry found in the 1602 catalogue. The error could arise from the colophon on fol. 82v, hastily read. It was 8° A. 52 Th. in 1614 and 1620, but seems to have escaped the 1605 catalogue.

MS. Bodl. 2 - Part 1 (fols. 1-49)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 1)
Alanus de Insulis, De arte predicandi
Rubric: Summa magistri Alani de modo predicandi
Incipit: Vidit scalam Iacob

A 31st chapter is here added:

Rubric: Inuitacio ad penitentiam
Incipit: Hiis auctoritatibus potest inuitari aliquis
2. (fol. 38)
Alanus de Insulis, Penitentiale
Rubric: Penitenciale Alani

Followed at fol. 49v by a few theological notes: cf. fol. iv.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Layout

2 cols.

Decoration

Fleuronnée initials (P&A iii. 416)

History

Origin: 13th century, middle ; English

MS. Bodl. 2 - Part 2 (fols. 50-59)

Contents

(fol. 50v)
Theological excerpts and notes

In more than one hand: from fol. 53 they are arranged by subjects.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Layout

1 col.

History

Origin: 13th century, late ; English

MS. Bodl. 2 - Part 3 (fols. 60-82)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 60)
⟨Johannes de Rupella⟩, De x mandatis
Incipit: Dicturi de preceptis adiuuante Deo

Here without the usual preface which begins 'Si vis ad vitam', and ascribed wrongly in a later hand to Alanus de Insulis. Fols. 60-62r are blank. On fol. 62v is a short glossary of Latin classical words with their derivation as proved by citations.

(fols. 80v-82v)
Hugh of St.-Victor, De quinque septenis
Rubric: Quinque septena Hugonis de Sancto Victore
Incipit: Quinque septena in sacra Scriptura

Added in a different hand, of about A.D. 1300

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Layout

2 cols.

History

Origin: 13th century, late ; English

MS. Bodl. 2 - endleaf (fol. iii)

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: part of a leaf

History

Origin: 14th century, early

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922). For part 1 decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-03-18: Description revised to include all information SC and PA.