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

MS. Bodl. 50

Summary Catalogue no.: 1956

Physical Description

Composite: three parts
Form: codex
Extent: iv + 322 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 7.75 × 6 in.

Decoration

Illuminated capitals.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Merton College: 'Pateat vniuersis quod ego magister Thomas English do & lego istum librum Collegio Mertonis Oxon post decessum meum', 15th cent.

Probably received by the Library in 1605.

MS. Bodl. 50 - Part A

Contents

(fol. 1)
Notes for sermons
Rubric: Tractatus de thematibus diuisis

Notes for sermons on Sundays and (fol. 90) Holy days.

Incipit: Hora est iam nos de sompno surgere ... Sicut dicit sapiens
Rubric: Explicit tractatus de festis

One is added at fol. 217v. Identified by Schneyer, IV, 280 as Nicholas de Gorran, Sermones.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, early ; English

MS. Bodl. 50 - Part B

Contents

(fol. 220)
Notes for Sunday sermons

A set of similar notes for Sunday sermons, beginning with the same two texts as art. 1, but the first note is almost illegible: the 2nd beg. 'Abiciamus opera ... Opera tenebrarum dicuntur peccata': whereas the former one (at fol. 1v) beg. 'Abiciamus opera ... Sicut dicitur Iob. vij.': after fol. 239 some leaves are wanting, and perhaps what follows belongs to yet another set of notes. In this section (B) there are some sermons, mixed with the notes.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, early ; English

MS. Bodl. 50 - Part 3

Contents

(fol. 252)
Sermons
Incipit: Puer crescebat ... Verbum illud scriptum est

Two have names of authors, 'Dominica prima Septuagesime per magistrum Hugonem de Evesham' (fol. 299v: the two last words added), and 'Sermo fratris J. Walais in Purificacione' (fol. 305v). A short index to parts B and C (?) is at fol. 310v. Theological notes written with a metal stilus are at foll. ii, 219v, 320v.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, early ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

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

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-03: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.