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

Christ Church MS. 687

Fragment from a theological notebook; ?France, s. xiiiex


Language(s): Latin

1. Fol. 1rv

A series of distinctiones , those on the recto perhaps for the parts of sermons, on the verso for most of Gregory the Great’s ‘parts’ of the Seven Deadly Sins, Moralia 31.45.88 (PL 76:621), ed. Mark Adriaen, CC 143, 3 vols (1979-85), 1610.

2. Fol. 2rv
Theological notes

Beginning with materials on ‘elacio’, angels and men as Gods creations, three things which nourish the root of humility, etc., including further distinctiones .

Leaves from a priest’s notebook.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: Fols: 2
Dimensions (leaf): 195 × 145 mm.


Generally without margins, one fol. in 44-49 long lines, the other in double columns, each column 152 × 60 mm., with 8 mm between columns, in 47 lines to the column.


Written in gothic textura quadrata.

Punctuation by point only.


Housing Held now in a small card file, with label: ‘C13 friar’s book’.


Origin: ?France; s. xiiiex

Provenance and Acquisition

Donated by David Malcolm Lewis (1928-1994), the Greek epigrapher and Student of Christ Church 1956-94.

Record Sources

Ralph Hanna and David Rundle, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Western Manuscripts, to c. 1600, in Christ Church, Oxford (Oxford, 2017).


For enquiries relating to this manuscript please contact Christ Church Library.

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.