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

MS. Bodl. 4

Summary Catalogue no.: 1844

Physical Description

Composite: two parts
Extent: 389 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 6.5 × 4.75 in.




Red leather on boards, worn, contemporary English work.


Provenance and Acquisition

‘Precium Xs.’ ‘Liber magistri Johannis Marshall doctoris sacre theologie’ (late 15th cent.).

At Merton College, Oxford, in 1496 (MLGB)

Apparently received by the Bodleian in 1605: so probably the MS. described as 'Loci Communes Theolog. 8[vo]' given by dr. William Cotton, bp. of Exeter, in that year.

MS. Bodl. 4 – Part 1


1. (fol. 1)
Distinctiones theologicae ‘Accidiosus siue piger’
Incipit: Accidiosus siue piger est fertilis ad multiplicanda uitia
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 14th century ; English

MS. Bodl. 4 – Part 2


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 104)
Sermones de tempore et de sanctis
Incipit: Proposito sibi gaudio ... Verba ista scripta sunt

With two indexes (foll. 364, 388v). The hand changes at fol. 312.

2. (fol. 377)
Ps.-Anselm, Similitudines Anselmi
Incipit: Voluntas illa que est instrumentum

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 14th century, early ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

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


Last Substantive Revision

2020-03-18: Description revised to include all information in SC and MLGB.