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

MS. Bodl. 81

Summary Catalogue no.: 2269


Ps-Robert Grosseteste, De lingua
Rubric: Tractatus lingue
Incipit: (prol.) Lingua congruit in duo opera
Incipit: Quod disciplina in gustu

In six parts, wiht a list of the 'intitulaciones' of the chapters.

Ten leaves are wanting after fol. 41

On fol. 22r are two Lati prayers.

Contemporary pagination from '1' to '3093', i.e. 393, before the volume was imperfect.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 194 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 6.75 × 5.375 in.


Origin: 13th century, late ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Worcester, Worcestershire, Benedictine cathedral priory of St Mary the Virgin: Label "Nonnulli tractatus de diuersis materiis quere tabulam in fine libri", in same hand as the labels in MS. Bodl. 633 and MS. Auct. F. 5. 16, is now pasted to fol. 1r (MLGB3)

Probably acquired between 1605 and 1611.

Record Sources

Description adapted (August 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922)


Last Substantive Revision

2023-08-07: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)