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 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 (leaf): 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.