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

MS. Bodl. 23

Summary Catalogue no.: 1866


Language(s): Latin

Nicholas de Gorran, Distinctiones theologicae
Incipit: Abeuncium per hunc mundum
Final rubric: Expliciunt Distinctiones fratris Nicholai de Gorram, ordinis fratrum Predicatorum

Index at fol. 281v. Fol. 286 is injured.

(fol. 284)
Sermon 'de beata Maria'
Incipit: Non est quod me delectet magis

Added in a set contemporary court hand.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 289 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 6.625 × 5 in.


Penwork border, initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 617)


Origin: 14th century, first half ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

At fol. ii is 'Contenta Rosarium theologie Hugonis Mellyng', 16th cent.: perhaps Hugh Mellyng (Emden, ii.1282).

'Robertus Belus A[nglus?]', 2nd half of 16th cent. (fol. 289v).

Presented by dr. William Cotton, bp. of Exeter, in 1605.

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 617 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Last Substantive Revision

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