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

MS. Bodl. 643

Summary Catalogue no.: 2256


Walter Burley, Expositio super Artem ueterem (part: on Porphyry, Isagoge, and Aristotle, Praedicamenta)
Language(s): Latin
Albertus Magnus, De modo significandi
Language(s): Latin
Thomas Hanney, Memoriale iuniorum
Language(s): Latin
Logical and grammatical treatises
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Illuminated capitals, borders.


Old boards re-covered with white leather in the 16th cent. in England.


Origin: 15th century, first half ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

'Iste liber constat ... ... ... [Johanni ? Maynsforth?? donan?]te domino Roberto Norton', nearly erased, about A. D. 1450-60, fol. 225v [MLGB3 reads: "Iste liber constat [...]a domino Roberto [...]".

Mottenden, Kent, Trinitarian convent: "Constat domui de Motynden ordinis Sancte Trinitatis, emptus per fratrem Ricardum de Lansyng [Lanoyng?] [owned also MS. in de Ricci, Census, p. 2178] anno Domini m° cccc mo lxvij mo . precium xxvi s. viij d. set prevalet." (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution); cp. fol. 256.

Presented by dr. William Cotton, bp. of Exeter, in 1605.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add provenance information from Summary Catalogue.