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

MS. Bodl. 96

Summary Catalogue no.: 1919

Contents

Physical Description

Extent: ii + 276 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 9 × 6.5 in.

Layout

2 cols.

Decoration

Illuminated capitals.

Binding

White sheepskin on oak boards, English contemporary work.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Peterborough Abbey (?): an erased inscription on fol. ii seems to read 'Liber Roberti Spyrman [?] capellani de Burgo Sancti Petri. Si quis furetur nisi iterum reddatur[?] indignacionem Dei omnipotentis incurrat [?]', late 14th cent.

Presented by sir William Billesby in 1605.

MS. Bodl. 96 - Part 1

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 1)
Tabula to Prosper of Aquitaine, De uera innocentia ex operibus S. Augustini
Rubric: Tabula super librum beati Augustini de uera innocencia

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, first half ; English

MS. Bodl. 96 - Part 2

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 13)
Augustine, Enchiridion
(fols. 37, 37v, 40v, 41, 42, 43)
Augustine (?), Sermones

Six sermons

(fol. 39v)
Patrick of Dublin, De triplici habitaculo
Rubric: Sermo de gaudio electorum & suplicio dampnatorum
(fol. 43v)
Prosper of Aquitaine, De uera innocencia
Rubric: Liber ... de uera innocencia & dicitur secundum quosdam liber sententiarum Prosperi

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, first half ; English

MS. Bodl. 96 - Part 3

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fols. 85, 90, 93v, 96v, 99, 100, 107v, 110v, 111v, 113)
Augustine, Sermones

Ten sermons

(fol. 85v)
Ps.-Augustine, De spiritu et anima (part)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, first half ; English

MS. Bodl. 96 - Part 4

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 116)
Augustine (?), De Incarnatione et confutatione Judaeorum
(fol. 136)
Augustine (?), De oratione
(fol. 140v)
Augustine, De patientia
Cassiodorus
(fol. 147)
Variae
Rubric: Liber Cassiodori Aurelii de variis formis

In 12 books.

(fol. 182)
De anima
Rubric: Liber xiijus de Anima
(fols. 193v-196a)
Bernard of Clairvaux, De diligendo deo(c. 12)
Incipit: Memini me dudum

Added by a later 14th century hand.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, first half ; English

MS. Bodl. 96 - Part 5

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 197)
Theological treatise
Rubric: Tractatus ... compilatus ... ex auctoritatibus Sanctorum, precipue Augustini, Ambrosii ... [etc.] continet autem tres partes

De beatitudine sanctorum, de bonis et virtutibus justorum qui sunt in via, de peccatis reproborum: preceded by a list of the 6, 29 and 45 chapters.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, first half ; English

MS. Bodl. 96 - Part 6

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 244)
‘Tabula super Epistolas Pauli’
Incipit: Abba idem est quod pater

An alphabetical index of subjects (cf. Stegmüller 8729?). On fols. 268-9 is a short harmony of the Gospels, as divided into pericopae.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, first half ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

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

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2020-03-30: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.