MS. Bodl. 38
Summary Catalogue no.: 8849
Provenance and Acquisition
A Fleury provenance for the whole volume (as well as for part 2 only) has been suggested but is regarded as doubtful by M. Mostert (The library of Fleury (1989), BF913-BF916).
‘Petri Danielis Aurel.’ (d. 1603)
Paul Petau (d. 1614): his pressmark ‘G (?) 30’ on fol. 1 (G. Constable in Consuetudines Benedictinae Variae, Corpus Consuetudinum Monasticarum 6 (1975), ex inf. E. Pellegrin, p. 3).
His son, Alexandre Petau (d. 1672): listed in the catalogue of his manuscripts, Leiden, Voss. lat. Q. 76, and in B. Montfaucon, Bibliotheca (1739) (as ‘1441’: I.68 (Prudentius), 91 (Maximianus) (Constable, ex inf. E. Pellegrin, as above).
Nicolas Heinsius (d. 1681); no. 5 in the sale catalogue of his books.
Bought at the Heinsius sale (1683) by Edward Bernard (d. 1697)
Bought by the Bodleian from his widow in 1698.
MS. Bodl. 38 - Part 1
Twenty elegiac lines.
Eighteen elegiac lines.
Twenty-three elegiac lines, vv. 2-36 on a later leaf in the hand of Petrus Daniel, who adds collations of the other poems with a different manuscript.
MS. Bodl. 38 - Part 2
Introit trope on the Os iusti
Prose on (?) the Alleluia Eripe me
Opening words of the R. Sancti immaculata and V. Beata et virgo et gloriosa
R. Hodie Maria virgo, V. Simeon iustus, for the Purification of the Virgin.
Ant. Preclarus dies ortus est of St. Nazarius, priest and martyr.
Pr. G. Constable, ‘Horologium stellare monasticum’, in Consuetudines Benedictinae Variae, Corpus Consuetudinum Monasticarum 6 (1975), pp. 1-18.
Pr. B. Bischoff, Mittelalterliche Studien II, p. 74.
Fols. 16-19: 10 lines, written space 70 × 50 mm.
French adiastematic non-rhythmical neums
MS. Bodl. 38 - Part 3
Books 1-2, poetical parts only; incomplete, lacking I.3.9 (Emicat) - II.2.5 (retrahat manum) due to loss of some leaves.
Rhythmical poem of twenty-five lines.
MS. Bodl. 38 - Part 4
Lacking lines 56, 88-9, 120-247; mutilated in lines 57-87, 90-117.