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

MS. Bodl. 26

Summary Catalogue no.: 1871

Contents

Summary of Contents: A bundle of Latin theological treatises and sermons, of which a fuller list is given in the Old Catalogue of 1697.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Composite: ten parts
Form: codex
Extent: ii + 208 ('220') leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 6.75 × 4.75 in.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Thomas Twyne in 1612.

MS. Bodl. 26 - Part 1

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 1)
Sermons on St Luke's Gospel(Stegmüller 10079)
Final rubric: Expliciunt collationes super Lucam

With short notes for sermons and two indexes.

(fol. 85)
Sermons

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, late ; English

MS. Bodl. 26 - Part 2

Contents

(fol. 104)
Sermons
Language(s): Latin

One sermon in English verse, fol. 107 (beg. 'Blisced be his holi com'), DIMEV 857, NIMEV 525.

Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: c. 1300 ; English

MS. Bodl. 26 - Part 3

Contents

(fol. 124)
Sermons

Sermons and notes, fols. 184-194 of some MS.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century ; English

MS. Bodl. 26 - Part 4

Contents

(fol. 135)
Sermons

Short sermons, fols. 56-67 of some MS.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century ; English

MS. Bodl. 26 - Part 5

Contents

(fol. 147)
Sermons

Short sermons, written by a Franciscan.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: c. 1300 ; English

MS. Bodl. 26 - Part 6

Contents

(fol. 155)
Theological notes and extracts

Excerpts from Legenda Sanctorum, theological notes, etc.: foll. 45-54 of some MS.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, early ; English

MS. Bodl. 26 - Part 7

Contents

(fol. 165)
Notes for sermons (imperfect)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, late ; English

MS. Bodl. 26 - Part 8

Contents

(fol. 173)
Short sermons
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, early ; English

MS. Bodl. 26 - Part 9

Contents

(fol. 192)
Treatise of moral instruction
Incipit: Audi filia & vide, in P(salmis). Refert Solinus in Collectaneis

Bloomfield 513. Including English verses, DIMEV 3210, 3587, 2085, 6758, 2421, 212, 3079, 2692.

Language(s): Latin, with English interspersed
(fols. 202v)
Carol
Incipit: A Child is boren amo(n)ges man

Christmas Carol with a refrain: cp. fol. 200v. DIMEV 20, NIMEV 29

Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century ; English

MS. Bodl. 26 - Part 10

Fragments partly astrological

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 203)
Johannes de Sacro Bosco, Algorismus
Incipit: Omnia que a primeua
(fol. 207)
Sphaera Pythagorea

With diagram.

(fol. 207v)
⟨Joannes Hispalensis⟩, Epistola Aristotelis ad Alexandrum de regimine sanitatis
Rubric: Epistola Aristotelis regi Alexandro de obseruacione corporis humani directa
(fol. 209)
⟨Ps.-Aristotle⟩, ⟨Physiognomia⟩
Rubric: tractatus Physiognomiae
Incipit: Natura occulte operatur
(fol. 216v)
Sphaera Apuleii Platonici

With diagram.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Diagrams.

History

Origin: 13th century and 14th century ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

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

Last Substantive Revision

2020-03-20: Description revised to include all information in SC.