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

MS. Bodl. 46

Summary Catalogue no.: 1877


Language(s): Latin

Maurice the Englishman, Distinctiones
Rubric: Distinctiones fratris Mauricij
Incipit: Circa abiectionem nota qualiter in Scriptura

preceded by an index

2. (fol. 297v)
Theological notes


Rubric: Sermo factus Parisius in domo Minorum scolaribus in festo beati Clementis per fratrem Bernardum de Turre
Incipit: Clementia roborabitur ... Quod Dompnus completionis
Incipit: Attendite uobis et uniuerso gregi ... Communiter uidemus

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: vii + 304 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 7.75 × 5.25 in.


2 cols.


Fine initial. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 501).

Illuminated capitals.


Origin: 13th century, end ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

'Iste liber est ... [on an erasure "fratris B. de ... clerici"]' (fol. 297v)

'Liber dompni Thome Jay monachi Westmonasteriensis ex dono eiusdem conf⟨r⟩atris egregii viri dompni Roberti Humfrey. cuius iam anime propicietur iam Deus'; cf. fol. 303v, where there seems also to be the name of 'Willelmus Barow monachus Westmonasteriensis', all 15th cent.

Westminster Abbey: inventory of Archbishop Langham's bequest, 1376 (Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues B105.33).

Probably acquired between 1605 and 1611.

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 501 [decoration, localization, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance, acquisition]


Last Substantive Revision

2020-03-23: Description revised to include all information in SC with reference to published literature as cited.