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

MS. Bodl. 44

Summary Catalogue no.: 1868

Physical Description

Composite: seven parts

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Reading Abbey: 'Nicholai Camerarii de Rading', 13th cent.

On fol. iv verso is a note '[Anno] Domini .M°. CC°. lx. in die Trinitatis ego frater ||||||||||||.'

William Burdet of Sonning.

Presented by him in 1608.

MS. Bodl. 44 - Part 1

Contents

Commentary on the Psalter (Stegmüller 10075)
Rubric: Glosa super Psalterium [from list of contents, fol. 32v]
Incipit: Beatus uir. Est regio similitudinis in qua fuit Adam ante peccatum. & est regio dissimilitudinis in qua abiit, dum ymaginem Dei in se deformauit

The first nine words are in a different hand, apparently over an erasure.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Coloured capitals

History

Origin: 13th century, early

MS. Bodl. 44 - Part 2

Contents

(fol. 33)
Theological texts

Fifty short theological pieces, including:

Rubric: De vij. Ascensionibus
Incipit: Septem sunt ascensiones quas debet homo
(fol. 43)
Rubric: Quid altare significat in sacra Scriptura
(fol. 50)
Rubric: De duplici timore
(fol. 53)
Rubric: Quod Ecclesia duos pedes habet
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Coloured capitals

History

Origin: 13th century, early

MS. Bodl. 44 - Part 3

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 63)
Commentary on III Kings

(Stegmüller 10076)

Rubric: Liber qui dicitur Vincenti dabo edere [title from list of contents]
Incipit: Vincenti dabo ... Vt igitur fratres vincamus

In a series of sermons: perhaps the original treatise ends at fol. 91v.

(fols. 111-117)
Commentary on Ave Maria

(Stegmüller 10077)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Coloured capitals

History

Origin: 13th century, early

MS. Bodl. 44 - Part 4

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 118)
Isidore of Seville, Allegoriae
Rubric: Ysidorus ... de nominatissimis nominibus Legis & Ewangelii

preceded by the prologue to Orosius.

(fol. 125v)
Rubric: ⟨De⟩ historia de predicatione ... Ihesu Christi
Incipit: In principio tricesimi anni
Cf. Stegmüller 11114

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Layout

2 cols.

History

Origin: 13th century, first half

MS. Bodl. 44 - Part 5

Contents

(fol. 126)
Odo of Cambrai, Expositio in canone missae
Rubric: Incipit peryodus prima Oddonis
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Layout

2 cols.

History

Origin: 13th century, first half

MS. Bodl. 44 - Part 6

Contents

(fol. 134)
Commentary on Song of Songs

(Stegmüller 10078)

Rubric: Incipiunt sentencie in librvm qui dicitur Cantica Canticorum
Incipit: Omnes anime motiones uniuersitatis conditor creauit

Partly based on Jerome's translation of Origen's commentary, partly on Ambrose, etc.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Layout

2 cols.

History

Origin: 13th century, first half

MS. Bodl. 44 - Part 7

Contents

(fol. 170)
Adam of Eynsham, Visio Eadmundi
Incipit: ⟨U⟩su notissimum habetur
Explicit: refectione saginabatur a carnalibus||

Imperfect at end. Neither Edmund's nor Adam's names are here given, nor the name of the abbey.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Layout

2 cols.

History

Origin: 13th century, first half

MS. Bodl. 44 - endleaf (fol. 190)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Treatise on Civil Law

With another list of the contents of this volume, and a fragment of what was no doubt a Reading Abbey inscription of ownership.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

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

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2020-03-20: Description revised to include all information in SC.