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

MS. Bodl. 268

Summary Catalogue no.: 1927


Distinctiones theologicae (part 2, M-Z; Stegmüller, Bibl. 10081)
Incipit: Magnanimitas est uirtus eo pluris estimanda

The last two articles are on Zelus and Christus (transferred from X), the latter ends 'que nouit uerbum, etc.'.

Identified in the Exeter cathedral inventory of 1506/7 as 'Secunda pars tabule theologie qui dicitur Per peregrinum', the compilation Pera peregrini.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 441 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 15.5 × 11 in.


2 cols.


Fine border.

Initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 1055, pl. XCVIII)


White sheepskin (about A.D. 1600) over older sewing and boards, damaged.


Origin: 15th century (before 1455) ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Lacy arms and motto (azure, three ducks' heads erased argent; 'Dominus michi adiutor'), fol. 1.

Exeter Cathedral: 'Hunc librum dedit ecclesie cathedrali Exoniensi dominus Edmundus Lacy Exoniensis episcopus vna cum secunda [i.e. prima] parte eiusdem remansurum ibidem quamdiu durauerint.'

The volumes occur in the Exeter library inventory of 1507.

The present one is not in the Benefactors' Register as presented by the dean and chapter of Exeter in 1602, as so many MSS. were. It reached the Library, however, not later than that year.

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 1055 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]


Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-01: Description revised to include all information in SC.