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. 4°. 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.