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

MS. Bodl. 630

Summary Catalogue no.: 1953

Theological and devotional miscellany; England, 15th century, early

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Fol. ii verso: list of contents.

1. (fol. 1)
Ps.-Augustine, Meditationes de Spiritu Sancto

With list of chapters.

2. (fol. 14v)
Rubric: Exposicio Orationis Dominice secundum Magistrum Historiarum
Incipit: (fol. 18) Septem ergo sunt uicia & ex hijs
Incipit: (fol. 18v) Sequitur septifaria peticio contra 7. vicia

Partly identified (Stegmüller 3849,2, ) as an extract from Hugh of St.-Victor, De quinque septenis.

Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 20v)
Rubric: Inu(ecciones) deuote beati Ieronimi facte fratribus suis monachis quorum abbas ipse extiterat quando preuentus erat mortis doloribus ...
Incipit: Monebat ut luxuriam fugerent
4. (fol. 40)
Patrick of Dublin, De triplici habitaculo
Rubric: De gaudiis electorum ...
5. (fol. 44)
Ps.-Augustine, De visitatione infirmorum

In two books.

7. (fol. 62v)
Ps.-Bernard of Clairvaux, Planctus Mariae
Rubric: Meditacio de compassione beate Virginis Marie ... uel Lamentaciones beati Bernardi
Incipit: Quis dabit capiti meo
Language(s): Latin
8. (fol. 67v)
Ps.-Origen, Homily on Maria stabat
Rubric: Omelia Origenis de beata Maria Magdalena
Incipit: Maria stabat ad monumentum
9. (fol. 73v)
Ps.-Hrabanus Maurus , Vita SS. Mariae Magdalenae et Marthae
Final rubric: Explicit uita sancte Marie Magdalene & sororis sue sancte Marthe
10. (fol. 109)
Paulinus of Aquileia (Ps.-Augustine), De salutaribus documentis
Rubric: Liber ... ad Julianum comitem
12. (foll. 138v, 158, 166, 214, 244v, 272)
Augustine (?), Sermons

Eight sermons, perhaps not by Augustine (Migne's Patrol. Lat. 38-39, 2211, 2237, 2303, 1946, 2266, 1952, 1886, 2180)

13. (fol. 143v)
Ps.-Bernard, Meditationes piissimae
Language(s): Latin
14. (fol. 160v)
Ps.-Ambrose, Libellus de dignitate sacerdotali
Rubric: Sermo s. Ambrosii ... qui pastoralis dicitur
Incipit: Si quis fratres oraculum
17. (fols. 182v, 210v, 218v)
Augustine (?), Sermons

Five sermons (Migne's Patrol. Lat. 38-9, 75, 1706, 1533, 1522, 1535)

18. (fol. 193)
Ambrose, De bono mortis
19. (fol. 206)
William Flete, De remediis contra temptationes
Rubric: Tractatus docens quomodo pericula temptacionum sunt euadenda \secundum Walterum Hylton/
22. (fol. 249)
Nicetas of Remesiana (Ps.-Augustine), De laude spiritualium canticorum
Rubric: Augustinus de laude & utilitate spiritalium canticorum
Incipit: Dicamus que nobis Deus
24. (fol. 257v)
Ps.-Bede, Scutum Bedae
Incipit: (prologue) Opusculum quod uocatur Scutum Bede
Incipit: (text) Miles igitur Christi mox in hanc lucem
25. (fol. 265v)
Ps.-Anselm, Meditatio de humanitate Christi (medit. 9)
Rubric: Meditaciones beati Ambrosii de passione Christi
Incipit: Ihesum Nazarenum a Iudeis
26. (fol. 272v)
Augustine (?), Sermons

Three sermons here ascribed to st. Augustine, two of which are extracts from his Enchiridion, and the third may be.

27. (fol. 273v)
Ars praedicandi 'Praedicacio est thematis assumpcio'

Followed by concordance of the Gospels (fol. 274v: Stegmüller 10082), a logical division of the books of the Bible (fol. 278: Stegmüller 10083), and a list of lessons (fol. 278v); ed. W. Ross in Modern Philology 34, No. 4 (May, 1937), pp. 337-344.

28. (fol. 279)
Anselm (?)
Incipit: Nouam tibi Dominus
Incipit: ... Gaudeo & gracias ago

Letter from him to Redbertus and his sisters and daughters.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv + 284 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 8.75 × 6 in.

Decoration

Illuminated capitals.

Binding

Medieval binding, vellum wrapper stitched on five thongs. (MLGB)

History

Origin: 15th century, early ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

‘Precium libri iiij marce ij s.’, 15th cent. (fol. 284)

Syon Abbey: ... 'Hunc librum librarie fratrum de Syon Johanna Buklonde relicta Ricardi Buklonde ciuis & piscarij Londoniensis dedit fratri Rogero Twiforde & ceteris fratribus de Syon ad orandum pro ea & pro anima dicti Ricardi' (late 15th cent.?): it was numbered N 64 in the catalogue of about 1526.

'Botley', 16th cent. (fol. 284v).

Presented by sir Robert Cotton (with his 'votiva ara' on fol. 1) in 1603.

Record Sources

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

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-03: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.