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

MS. Bodl. 571

Summary Catalogue no.: 2019

Physical Description

Composite: two parts
Extent: 275 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 10.75 × 7.875 in.

Layout

2 cols.

Decoration

Initials. (P&A iii. 991)

Binding

Black leather, with a coat of arms, a chevron engrailed between three leopard's faces, English work of about A.D. 1600.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Richard Eedes (1555-1604): his arms (stamp 1) on the binding (British Armorial Bindings

Probably acquired by the Library between 1605 and 1611.

MS. Bodl. 571 - Part 1

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 1)
Pierre Bersuire, Ovidius moralizatus
Incipit: A veritate quidem [sic for quidam] auditum auertent

One leaf is wanting at the end: the text ends abruptly 'marito quod cum dixisset'. It is probable from the signatures that arts. 4, 5 originally preceded art. 1.

(fols. 137-60)
Index to art. 1
2. (fol. 83)
John Ridewall, Fulgentius metaphoralis
Incipit: Intencio venerabilis viri Fulgencij
Explicit: circa istum Ganimedem
3. (fol. 161)
John Waleys, Ars faciendi sermones
Incipit: Presens opusculum in .4. particulas est diuisum
Incipit: Quatuor namque famosa predicandi genera

T. Charland, Artes Praedicandi (1936), 56-7. Stated in a 16th cent. note to be the Directorium sive Breviarium Morale of Petrus Berchorius

4. (fol. 191)
Alberic of London (?), Poetarius siue scintillarium poetarum
Incipit: Fuit in Egipto vir ditissimus nomine Sirophanes
5. (fol. 237)
Commentary on Ovid, Metamorphoses
Incipit: Cum omnis corporum transmutatio
Explicit: itineris causa nec ei causam

Ends in the fifteenth book at the top of a column, apparently unfinished.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century, middle ; English

MS. Bodl. 571 - Part 2

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 257)
⟨William Jordan OP (?)⟩, ⟨Summa praedicantium, pars I⟩ (Kaeppeli 1517)
Incipit: Iulius Solinus dicit quod aquila tam acuti luminis est

Chiefly made up from Solinus, Isidorus, and others: in alphabetical order: the nearly contemporary title 'Solinus de mirabilibus mundi moralizatus' is obviously wrong.

(fol. 269v)
Augustine, Soliloquia

The first column only, some leaves being lost.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century, middle ; English

MS. Bodl. 571 - front pastedown

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Psalterium triplex (one leaf)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century, early

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) 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. 991 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-20: Description revised to include all information from SC.