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

MS. Bodl. 456

Summary Catalogue no.: 2412


1. (fol. 1)
Richard Rolle, Emendatio uitae
Rubric: Hic est libellus de emendacione vite, siue de regula viuendi ...
Incipit: Ne tardes conuerti
Final rubric: Expliciunt duodecim capitula de emendacione vite secundum venerabilem virum Ricardum de Hampole heremitam qui in festo sancti Michaelis archangeli anno Domini millesimo. cccº. xlixº migrauit ad Dominum
Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 27)
Hugo Ripelinus, Compendium ueritatis theologicae
Rubric: Veritas theologie secundum Thomam de Alquino doctorem
Incipit: (prol.) Veritatis theologice sublimitas
Incipit: (text) Deum esse multis

According to the list of chapters which precedes this text, the title of the work is 'Veritas theologie secundum Thomam de Alquino [Aquino] doctorem'

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 230 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 10.625 × 7.625 in.


Fol. 29 is mutilated, and a blank (?) part of fol. 228 has been cut off


Pächt and Alexander iii. 1075

Fine initials


Plain white sheepskin on boards, English 15th (?) century work


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

'Iste liber constat domino Ricardo Wydeuille Comiti le [sic] Ryviers et dominus de Wymyngton' in com. Bedfordiensi': this was probably the first earl, who died in 1469, and who presumably bought Wymington after 1466. The Woodville or Wydville arms (argent a fess and quarter gules) are with the inscription, on fol. iiiv

Presented by Sir Walter Cope in 1602

Record Sources

Description adapted (November 2022) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973)

Last Substantive Revision

2022-11-15: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)