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

MS. Bodl. 400

Summary Catalogue no.: 2231


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 1)
Petrus Aureoli, de decem praeceptis
Rubric: Tractatus de decem preceptis secundum Petrum de Auriolis
Incipit: Non habebis Deos ... In hoc primo mandato
2. (fol. 50)
William de Lanicea, Dieta salutis
Rubric: Tractatus qui uocatur Dieta Salutis
Incipit: Hec est via ... Magnam misericordiam facit

At fol. 108 follow:

A short analysis of the work in partitions of subjects

Incipit: Misericordia est, cecos ad domum dirigere

A chapter on detraction

Incipit: Detractor dicitur immundus
3. (fol. 114).
Nicholas de Byard, Summa de abstinentia
Rubric: Distinctiones Parisiensis
Incipit: Duplex est Abstinencia

In 134 chapters, of which a list is at fol. 232v.

Theological treatises
(fol. 233v)
Sermon themata
Rubric: Diuisiones
Incipit: Abiciamus opera tenebrarum
(fol. 236)

Similar 'themata' for Sunday sermons on the Gospels

Incipit: Ecce rex tuus venit
(fol. 239)
A short summary of the Bible
Rubric: Extractus omnium librorum Biblie, quid tractatur in quolibet eorum
Incipit: Requiris a me, fili karissime
(fol. 243)

An extract from the 119th Lectio of Robert Holkot.

5. (fol. 244)
Ps.-Augustine, De uera et falsa poenitentia
Incipit: Quantum sit appetenda gratia penitencie

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 255 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 10.5 × 7.875 in.


In double columns.


Pächt and Alexander iii. 822:

Good border.

Good initial.


Origin: 15th century, beginning ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

‘Sum Gulielmi Adeni & amicorum’, 16th cent.

This volume seems to be the only one which corresponds to 'Partitiones quædam theologicæ ab incerto authore. 4º. MS.' given by William Ballow of Christ Church, Oxford, in 1604: but the identification is doubtful: it certainly came to the Library not later than 1605.

Record Sources

Description adapted (Oct. 2022) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, III (1973), no. 822
Summary Catalogue (1922)

Last Substantive Revision

2022-10: Description revised to include all information in printed catalogues.