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

MS. Bodl. 477

Summary Catalogue no.: 2005

Contents

Hugh of St. Victor, De sacramentis christianae fidei
Rubric: Liber Hugonis de Sacramentis ...

With a prologue: only the first of the two books is here.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv + 63 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 9.25 × 6.5 in.

Layout

2 cols.

Decoration

Good and other initials. (P&A iii. 283)

Binding

Plain white sheepskin on boards, clasp lost, English work of the 14th cent. (?).

History

Origin: c. 1200 ; English (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Osney Abbey: fols. ii and iv contain two (slightly imperfect) 13th cent. Latin lists of charters and groups of charters of property belonging to Oseney abbey, and the ‘.D.’ on fol. iv verso may be an Oseney mark. In a similar hand to that of the second list is a title 'prima pars maiorum sacramentorum Hugonis de Sancto Victore', and a partly erased inscription probably implying that the volume belonged to Oseney. '...... ⟨ex⟩ dono Ricardi de Wrthe canonici nostri', about 1235, for Richard became abbot of Dorchester in 1236.

Windsor, collegiate chapel: pressmark, fol. iv verso.

'Thomas Breson', early 16th cent., on the inner front board.

'Thomas Clarke', 16th cent. (fol. iv), to whom the motto 'Aρκει σοι ἡ χάρις μου' [II Cor. 12.9] on fol. 1 may belong.

'Sum John Dauies 1601 ex dono Jo. Price' (fol. 55v, cf. ivv).

'D. D. Bibliothecæ Publicæ Oxon. Jo. Dauis S. Th. Doctor Ap. 22° 1616.'

MS. Bodl. 477 - endleaves (fol. iii)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Missal

Part of the service for Passion Sunday and the preceding day, probably of a French use.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, early

MS. Bodl. 477 - endleaves (fols. 57-62)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Theological treatise

Three leaves.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, III (1973), no. 283 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition, endleaves]

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-14: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.