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

MS. D'Orville 46

Summary Catalogue no.: 16924


Ivo of Chartres, Canonum collectio 'Tripartita'

The manuscript consists of five sections lettered (b) to (g), then (fol. 49) twenty-two sections numbered i to xxii, all of eight leaves each

(fol. 1)

Decretals proper, from Pope Telesphorus (the first eight leaves being lost) to Pope Urban II (1088-1089): but something is wanting after fol. 48

(fol. 86v)

Canons of Councils from the Nicene (325 CE), the chief divisions being Greek

(fol. 109v)

'quedam sententie grecorum doctorum'

(fol. 112v)

African councils

(fol. 123)

Gallican councils

(fol. 132)

Spanish councils

(fol. 156)
Rubric: Hactenus de corpore Canonum, ea quę sequuntur aut sententię sunt orthodoxorum patrum aut leges catholicorum regum aut synodicę sententię Gallicanorum aut Germanorum pontificum

Ends abruptly, some leaves being lost, in a quotation from Augustine 'cui forte inuito atque'

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 226 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 11.125 × 7.625 in.


Several folios missing at the end


The writing of the two parts is identical in style


There are many coloured capitals and rubrics


Origin: 12th century ; England (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Jacques Phillippe D'Orville of Amsterdam (1690–1751)

Jean D'Orville, b. 1734, his son, by descent

Jean D'Orville, son of Jean, by descent

Sold to the Rev. John Cleaver Banks (1765/1766–1845): purchased from him by the Bodleian

Acquired by the Bodleian in 1804

Record Sources

Description adapted (February 2024) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1897)

Last Substantive Revision

2024-02-28: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1897)