MS. Bodl. 52
Summary Catalogue no.: 1969
Followed at fol. by 'Versus eiusdem quos composuit in fine eiusdem tractatus' (4 lines beginning 'Talentum traditum')
Thomson, Grosseteste, 171.
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
The greater part of the prologue of bk. 1, ending 'possimus ... calcare vestigio per Ihesum', etc.
'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
Followed at fol. 239v by a few theological notes and a memorandum of the recantation of Petrus de Corbaria in 1330.
This copy attaches the story of Odo bp. of Winchester, ending with some erased words and an erased title as above.
In the hand of J. Maynsforth, fellow of Merton College Oxford. Fol. 59 'Et Deo gracias quod Maynsforth.'
White leather on boards, 15th cent English work, worn and clasp lost.
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.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-04-06: Revised to include all information in SC