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

MS. Bodl. 56

Summary Catalogue no.: 1995


Werner Rolewinck, Paradisus conscientiae

A copy of the anonymous edition (Cologne, 1475), from the list of chapters to the colophon

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: iv + 218 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 7.75 × 6.25 in.


Brown leather slightly tooled, with long flap, contemporary.


Origin: 15th century, last quarter

Provenance and Acquisition

Owned by 'Robertus Cotton Conningtonensis', who gave the volume to the Library in 1603.

MS. Bodl. 56 - endleaves


Language(s): Latin

Commentary on Proverbs

The comm. on chapt. 16 begins:

Incipit: (section) Hominis est preparare animam. 16m. capitulum. In quo agitur de prudentia

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 14th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-08: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.