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

MS. Bodl. 31

Summary Catalogue no.: 1880


Rosarium theologie
Incipit: Absolucio dicitur tripliciter, scilicet absolucio auctoritatiua
Colophon: Explicit. Go thou thi way. J.O.

At fol. 280 is an added index of the lemmata. For the work see A. Hudson, 'A Lollard compilation and the dissemination of Wycliffite thought', Journal of Theological Studies 23 (1972).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: v + 284 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 6.625 × 5 in.


Written by 'J. O.' (?) (see colophon)


Coloured capitals.


Origin: 15th century, middle ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

'Dalterchyyld de ... Thame [?] angedryn [?] monachus ut predicet & oret [et] cetera [?]', a nearly erased 15th cent. entry, cf. fol. ii verso: 'Richardi Smythei,' 'Myles', all 15th cent.

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

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2020-03-24: Description revised to include all information in SC.