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

MS. Bodl. 514

Summary Catalogue no.: 2184

Physical Description

Composite: six parts, part B palimpsest. Between parts A and B there was once 'Glosule Prisciani de constructione', as is shown by a late 13th cent. list of contents on fol. i.
Extent: i + 91 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 9.25 × 6.875 in.

Binding

White parchment on boards, repaired, English binding of about A.D. 1300.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

'Liber sancte Marie de Joreualle': 'Liber Joreuallis', both early 14th cent. (foll. i, 91, cf. 34v): the Cistercian abbey of Jorvalle or Jervaulx

'Arthur Carey', 1st half of the 16th cent. (foll. i, 91)

'Nicholas Lynneby Joannensis' (Fellow of St. John's coll., Oxford, d. 1606)

Acquired about 1618–20. 'Bassetus Jhones' Camb: Brittannus. 1634' is on fol. 90v.

MS. Bodl. 514 – Part A

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 1)
Geoffrey of Monmouth, Historia regum Britanniae
Incipit: Cum mecum multa
Incipit: Britannia insularum optima

On fol. 36v is a tale of a man with three friends, about too-late repentance, in a 13th cent. hand.

Incipit: Homo quidam tres habuit amicos

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Layout

2 cols.

Decoration

Fine initials (partly unfinished). (Pächt and Alexander iii. 216, pl. XXI)

Penwork initials.

History

Origin: 12th century, end ; English

MS. Bodl. 514 – Part B (palimpset: upper text)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

2a. (fol. 37)
Commentary on Hippocrates, Prognostica
Rubric: Liber de signis pronosticorum infirmitatum
Incipit: Intellectus enim significationis
Identifiable as Kibre, Hippocrates Latinus, XLV.B.5 (VII.282), not listing this copy.
2b. (fol. 46v)
Petrus Musandinus, Commentary on Hippocrates, Prognostica
Incipit: Quoniam humana corpora
Kibre, Hippocrates Latinus, XLV.B.37 (VII.288), listing this copy; eTK 1277D
2c. (fol. 54)
Commentary on Philaretus, De pulsibus
Incipit: Intentio Philareti est in hoc opere pulsuum essentiam
eTK 0763G ; so called 'Chartrian commentary', Charles Burnett, ‘The Contents and Affiliations of the Scientific Manuscripts Written at, or Brought to Chartres in the Time of John of Salisbury’, in The World of John of Salisbury, Studies in Church History, Subsidia 3, 1984, pp. 127–60 at 129–30, 139–40.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Layout

2 cols.

History

Origin: 13th century, second half

MS. Bodl. 514 – Part B (palimpsest, lower text)

Contents

Missale plenum (?)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 11th century, late ; Italian

MS. Bodl. 514 – Part C

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 57v)
Commentary on Johannitius, Isagoge
Incipit: Cum inter omnia corpora humanum corpus
Cf. Joël Chandelier, Laurence Moulinier-Brogi and Marilyn Nicoud, 'Manuscrits médicaux latins de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France: un index des œuvres et des auteurs', Archives d'histoire doctrinale et littéraire du Moyen Age, 73 (2006), 63–163 at 123 no. 36

Some medical notes follow on fol. 63.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Layout

2 cols.

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Bodl. 514 – Part D

Contents

(fol. 64)
Commentary on Hippocrates, Liber aphorismorum
Incipit: ||et manentes . constitutiones borea i.e. frigide

Wanting leaves at beginning and end.

Hippocrates Latinus III.B.14
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Layout

2 cols.

History

Origin: 13th century

MS. Bodl. 514 – Part E

Contents

(fol. 72)
'Magister Walter' (Walter de Coutances), Ordo iudiciorum ('Tractaturi')
Incipit: Tractaturi de iudiciis primo de preparatoriis iudiciorum dicemus
André Gouron, 'Une école de canonistes anglais à Paris: maître Walter et ses disciples (vers 1170)', Journal des Savants (2000) 1, 47–72; P. Landau, ‘Walter von Coutances und die Anfänge der anglo-normannischen Rechtswissenschaft’, in ‘Panta rei’: Studi dedicati a Manlio Bellomo, ed. O. Condorelli (Rome 2004) 3.183–204
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, first half

MS. Bodl. 514 – Part F

Contents

Liber de translationibus sancti Cuthberti (part)
Rubric: Quomodo post quadringentos decem & octo annos corpus beati Cuthberti incorruptum sit inuentum & in novam ecclesiam translatum
Incipit: Inter hec tam frequentium'

Ends in the middle of the narrative at the end of fol. 89r 'reliquias ibidem conspiciunt'.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 13th century, first half

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (Jan. 2021) from the following sources, with additional reference to published literature as cited.
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 618 [part A only: decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922)

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2021-01-07: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC with reference to published literature as cited.