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

MS. Bodl. 64

Summary Catalogue no.: 2061


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 1)
Raymundus de Penafort, Summa de poenitentia et matrimonio
Rubric: Summa Raymundi
Incipit: Quoniam ut ait Jeronimus

In four books; the title is in a later hand, as is the 2nd article.

2. (fol. 112)
Richard Wetheringsett, Summa qui bene presunt
Rubric: Summa magistri Ricardi
Incipit: Qui bene presunt presbiteri ... Presbiter grece, senex latine dicitur

The opening words of the text, which follows a prose preface (beginning as above) and a short set of verses beginning 'Hec sunt precipue sermonibus insinuanda', seem to imply that the treatise is based on, or in accordance with, the 'dicta bone memorie W⟨illelmi⟩ de Montibus quondam cancellarii Lincolniensis, cuius anime propicietur Deus': Gulielmus de Monte, more commonly known as Gulielmus de Leicestria, who died in 1213.

Some Latin notes follow on foll. 149–51, partly from the 5th book of the Decretals.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 155 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 7.5 × 6.875 in.


2 cols.


Illuminated capitals.


Stamped brown leather on boards, early 16th cent., clasps lost.


Origin: 14th century, early ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought (as SC 1860) with part of £100 promised by lord Danvers in 1601, but only received through sir Edwin Sandys in 1607.

MS. Bodl. 64 - endleaves (fols. i-iii, 152–155)


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 13th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

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

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-30: Description revised to include all information in SC.