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

MS. Bodl. 52

Summary Catalogue no.: 1969

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 1)
Richard Rolle, Paruum Iob
Rubric: Tractatus Ricardi heremite de Hampole super Lecciones Exequiarum
Incipit: Parce mihi Domine ... Exprimitur autem in hijs verbis

Followed at fol. by 'Versus eiusdem quos composuit in fine eiusdem tractatus' (4 lines beginning 'Talentum traditum')

2. (fol. 59)
Innocent IV, Moralitas de scaccario
Rubric: Moralitas de scacario secundum dominum Innocencium tertium
Incipit: Mundus iste totus quoddam scacarium est
3. (fol. 61)
Pierre Jean Olivi, Tractatus de contractibus, de usuris, de restitutionibus
Incipit: Circa vendicionem & empcionem contractus queruntur
Explicit: Hec de vsuris & restitucionibus sufficiant quoad presens. & Deo gracias
4. (fol. 100v)
John Wycliffe, De dissensione paparum siue De schismate
Rubric: Tractatus paruus de cismate
Final rubric: Tractatus magistri Johannis. W. de cismate
5. (fol. 102v)
Simon Alcock, De modo diuidendi themata
Rubric: Quidam tractatus de modo diuidendi themata pro materia sermonis dilatanda, quem composuit venerabilis doctor in theologia magister Symon Alcok
Incipit: Notandum est quod nullum potest excogitari thema
7. (fol. 115)
Guillelmus de Sancto Amore, Quaestio de valido mendicante
Rubric: Tractatus de quantitate elemosine & si validis mendicantibus liceat aliquid dare
8. (fol. 123)
Rubric: Constitucio pape Benedicti super quibusdam articulis concernentibus fratres mendicantes [Feb. 17, 1304]
9. (fol. 127)
Robert Grosseteste, Dicta et scripta (serm. 14)
Incipit: Dominus noster Ihesus Christus eterni Patris filius

Thomson, Grosseteste, 171.

10. (fol. 137v)

Letter from pope Innocent IV providing a canonry at Lincoln for Fredericus 'de Lauare' i.e. Lavania, A.D. 1253, with the reply of Robert Grosseteste bp. of Lincoln (ep. 128), and a narrative of events

11. (fol. 140v)
Thomas Wilton, De ualidis mendicantibus
Rubric: Questio ... de validis mendicantibus ... per magistrum Thomam de Wylton nuper cancellarium Sancti Pauli & magistrum in theologia
12. (fol. 146)
Rubric: Altercacio diaboli contra Christum
Incipit: Antiqui hostis calliditate
13. (fol. 151)
Robert Grosseteste, De confessione (serm. 15)
Rubric: Libellus Lincolniensis de Confessionibus
Incipit: Quoniam cogitacio hominis... Confitendum est
14. (fol. 161)
Ambrose, De uinae Naboth
Rubric: Opusculum beati Ambrosij de vinea Nabuth
15. (fol. 177)
Ambrose, De spiritu sancto (part)
Rubric: Opus beati Ambrosij

The greater part of the prologue of bk. 1, ending 'possimus ... calcare vestigio per Ihesum', etc.

16. (fol. 180)
Johannes de Annosis, Tractatus contra fratres mendicantes
Rubric: Breuis tractatus... compilatus Auinonie a magistro Johanne de Annosis sacre theologie doctore anno Domini millesimo tricentesimo vicesimo viij° septima die Decembris cuius anime propicietur Deus. Amen
Incipit: Filios enutriui... Quatuor modi sunt reddendi
17. (fol. 201v)

'Littera Michaelis [Caesenatis] ... heretici ... [et aliorum]' and 'Responsiones ad obiecta fratris Michaelis ... de ordine Minorum per papam Johannem. xxii. super proprio uel communi uel speciali in facto Minorum', A.D. 1322

18. (fol. 238v)
Verses about the Minorites
Incipit: Rector circuli rotundi respice de celo

Followed at fol. 239v by a few theological notes and a memorandum of the recantation of Petrus de Corbaria in 1330.

19. (fol. 240)
Ps.-Edward, Speculum sacerdotum
Rubric: Sanctus Eduuardus rex & confessor

This copy attaches the story of Odo bp. of Winchester, ending with some erased words and an erased title as above.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 260 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 7.75 × 5.625 in.

Hand(s)

In the hand of J. Maynsforth, fellow of Merton College Oxford. Fol. 59 'Et Deo gracias quod Maynsforth.'

Decoration

Illuminated capitals.

Binding

White leather on boards, 15th cent English work, worn and clasp lost.

History

Origin: c. 1420-1430 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Merton College: 'Iste liber legatur communi librarie Collegij de Merton in Oxonia per Johannem Maynsforth quondam socium eiusdem & subdecanum ecclesie cathedralis Cicestrensis'. Maynsforth was elected fellow of Merton in 1425, and wrote this volume at about that date. '10 de sorte Hyll ...', no doubt a reference to Robert Hill, elected fellow of Merton in 1492, and the annual (?) electio or borrowing of books by fellows of Merton, late 15th cent.: 'G. Flowre ... 1504'.

Presented by dr. William Cotton, bp. of Exeter in 1605.

Record Sources

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

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-06: Revised to include all information in SC