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

MS. Bodl. 45

Summary Catalogue no.: 1869


⟨Nicholas de Byard⟩, ⟨Summa de abstinentia⟩ (Stegmüller, Bibl. 5695)
Rubric: Sunt hec collecta libri uulgalia[sic] multa | Ex alphabeto distincte scripta teneto | Et positum titulo quodlibet esse [sic for est] proprio
Incipit: Duplex est abstinencia, detestabilis et laudabilis

A list of subjects is at fol. 121v. At fol. 117v are 'Adaptaciones omnium sermonum in hoc libello contentorum prout competunt sabbatis dominici⟨s⟩ & feriis totius anni' and (fol. 120v) 'martiribus virginibus et confessoribus': as a fact these are lists of suitable texts and have no relation to the Distinctiones. Theological notes written with a metal stilus are at fols. ii, 123v, cf. 124v.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 126 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 7.75 × 5 in.


2 cols.


Illuminated capitals.


Origin: 14th century, early ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Apparently acquired about 1618–20.

Record Sources

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

Last Substantive Revision

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