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

MS. Bodl. 797

Summary Catalogue no.: 2649

Physical Description

Composite: three parts

Decoration

Illuminated capitals.

Binding

Plain white sheepskin on boards, 15th cent. English work..

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Clare, Suffolk, Convent of Austin friars: "Conventus Clar'" (on verso of flyleaf at top). (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Belonged to John Bury (a member of Clare convent: see DNB) and given by him to Sheen, see below (MLGB3)

Sheen, Surrey, Charterhouse of Jesus of Bethlehem: on pastedown: 'Liber Iohannis Hunte de Cherbury. Eo iam demortuo [?] pertinet magistro doctori Bury Augustinensium.' At end, erased (reagent applied): 'Johannes Hunte'. On pastedown: 'Liber domus Ihesw [sic] de Shene ex dono magistri Iohannis Bury Augustinensis in sacra theologia professoris' s. xvi. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

MS. Bodl. 797 – Part 1

Contents

1.
Theological discourses
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century ; English

MS. Bodl. 797 – Part 2

Contents

1.
Meditations (attributed to Anselm , Bernard of Clairvaux , Uthred of Boldon )
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century ; English

MS. Bodl. 797 – Part 3

Contents

1.
Defensor, Liber scintillarum
Language(s): Latin
2.
Theological treatise
Language(s): Latin
3.
Augustine, Soliloquia
Language(s): Latin
4.
Boethius, De consolatione philosophiae (English translation by Chaucer )
Language(s): English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 15th century ; English

Additional Information

Last Substantive Revision

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