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

MS. Bodl. 87

Summary Catalogue no.: 1872

Sermons, letters, theological pieces; England, c. 1200

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 1)
Hildebert of Lavardin , Sermo
Incipit: Data est ei gloria Libani ... Puluis ego sum & cinis
(fol. 12v)
Hugh of Saint-Victor (?)

De confessione

(fol. 19v)
Hugh of Saint-Victor

De quolibet apostolo

(fol. 31v)

De epistola octavis Paschae

(fol. 35)

Dominica Novembris

(fol. 38)

De dominica prima Quadragesmiae

(fol. 41v)
Hugh of Saint-Victor

De poenitentia exteriori et interiori

(fol. 43v)

De gemina Dei dilectione

(fol. 44v)

Quot sint qui faciunt hominem a vitiis temperare

(fol. 46)

De multis scientiarum generibus.

(fol. 47v)

De diversis perfectionum gradibus

(fol. 48v)

De Timore nota

(fol. 49)

De quolibet Martyre

(fol. 49v)

De quolibet confessore et abbate

(fol. 50v)

De quolibet confessore et pontifice

(fol. 51v)

De S. Andrea

(fol. 52v)

In Purificatione B. Mariae

(fol. 55)
Sermo
Incipit: David futura
(fol. 60v)

In festo Augustini ad Monachos de modo et virtute obedientiae

Sermo
Incipit: Cum dilexisset Jesus suos
(fol. 65)

De sancta Trinitate

(fol. 66)

Quid sit spiritu ambulare

(fol. 68)

De pudore, timore, spe, et amore

De his qui habitant in Domino.

(fol 70v)

De circumcisione Domini

(fols. 82, 85, 86v)
Hildebert of Lavardin , Letters
(fol. 89)
Gilbert of Hoyland , Sermons on Matthew
Rubric: Incipit prologus Gileberti abbatis super Euuangelium secundum Matheum
Incipit: Lusisti vtiliter ubertimque
Incipit: Dixit Ihesus discipulis ... Rem contra prophetarum
(fol. 93v)

De sancto Stephano

(fol. 96v)

De die animae

Quot modis res subsister habent

(fol. 100)

De Pentecoste

(fol. 102)

Quid sit disciplina

De duabus vis animae

(fol. 103)

De duplici dilectione

De quatuor gradibus

De tribus malis et quatuor bonis

(fol. 105)

De tribus silentiis

De sex propositionibus

(fol. 106v)

De sermone Domini

Quod anima humana Jerulalem dicitur

(fol. 108)

De quinque statibus vitae humani

(fol. 109)

De respectu Dei

(fol. 110)

De quatuor timoribus

De equitibus Christo et Diabolo

(fol. 110v)

De quadrimoda notitia Dei

(fol. 111)

De tribus gradibus fidei

De meditatione

(fol 113)

De nuptiis in Cuna Galilaeae

(fol. 116)

De assumptione beate Mariae

Sermo in dominicam tertiam post pascham

(fol. 118v)

Sermo de eodem

Sermo de eodem

Sermo de Joanne baptista

(fol. 130)

In illud, Erit Jesus eiiciens

Quattuor alii sermones de eodem

In illud, Nemo potest duobus dominis servire

(fol. 144)

De muliere Cananaea

(fol. 145)

Duo alii sermones de eadem

(fol. 150)
⟨Stephen Langton⟩, Commentary on the Song of Songs
Incipit: In hoc libro sicut in ceteris
Incipit: Osculetur me. Et intelligendum est
Explicit: ad grauiora peccata perducat

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 187 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 8.875 × 6.25 in.

Decoration

Good penwork borders, possibly a slightly later addition.

Fine historiated initials.

Other initials. (P&A iii. 280, pl. XXVI)

History

Origin: late 12th century or early 13th century ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Pledged at Oxford in 1491: On fol. 185 is 'Cautio magistrorum Barth⟨olomei⟩? & Clementis Browne exposita in cista Wynton anno Domini 1491. 17 die Decembris, & est liber 2o folio leua in nobis, & habet supplementa: primum est vna cratera argentea ponderis octo vncias & dimidium: 2m est vna murra, & 3m est zona que 2o similis x vncias & dimidium. & iacet pro liiij s viij d. T. H⟨unt⟩ liiij s viij d. Hec [?] est caucio stacionarij quam recepimus pro antiquis debitis': 'Recipitur vt dicit magister Young & iacet pro xliij s'.

Probably acquired between 1605 and 1611.

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, III (1973), no. 280 [decoration, localization, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance, acquisition]
Edward Bernard [et al.], Catalogi manuscriptorum Angliae et Hiberniae (1697), 91-2 [contents]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2020-03-20: Description revised to include all information in SC and Bernard.