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

Dep. c. 630

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Table of contents, s. xv2, inside front cover, listing arts. 1–13.

The letters in the margins of arts. 2, 4, and 5 are used in the original cross-references, e.g. those concluding arts. 4 and 5; they do not start with A at the beginning of sermons, nor do they correspond to the columns of this particular copy.

1. (fols. 1-7)
Table of lections
Rubric: Incipitur registrum super epistolas lecciones nec non ewangelia per totum annum omnium dierum cum quotalis (?) est bonum volenti predicare.
Incipit: Epistola fratres scientes
Explicit: De beata virgine Ewangelium Stabat iuxta crucem mater ihesu ioh xix factum est xix kln aprilis anno etatis christi xxxiiij luna xv indiccione vi feria sexta etc.

The entry for each gospel ends as above ‘factum est … ’, giving its date and the year of Christ's age. Fols. 8–9v blank.

2. (fols. 10-314)
Johannes Herolt, Sermones Discipuli
Incipit: De aduentu domini ⟨E⟩cce rex tuus venit tibi mansuetus Zach ix—Egregius doctor noster sanctus thomas de aquino dicit quod nulla accio
Explicit: et mortuum inueniebant etc. Et sic est finis partis huius estiualis sermonum discipuli de tempore diebus dominicalibus predictis. Secuntur nunc sermones generales in sexternis sequenti huic materie precedenti condependentes Et primo de apostolis Cogitacio eorum etc.

SOPMA, no. 2387 [i]; ed. Mainz (1612), i. 1–771. Sermons numbered at head of leaves in ink, or, from f. 54 onwards, in red: 1–136. Note of papal indulgences, f. 166v margin. Fols. 116–117v (1011–12, before Easter Day), 314v–315v blank.

3. (fols. 316-318v, filling quire 27)
Sermons
Rubric: De sancta margarita.
Incipit: Inimicicias ponam inter te et mulierum—Gen iijo ⟨: 15⟩ Hec verba dominus ad serpentem dixit
Rubric: De diuisione apostolorum.
Incipit: Erit dies in qua clamabunt custodes in monte samarie—Iei 31 [cf. vv. 5–6] Quandocumque bellum iuscat alicui principi illico exercitum congregat
Rubric: De sancta maria magdalena.
Incipit: In lectulo meo per noctis quesiui—Can iij ⟨: 1⟩ Dicit augustinus beatus doctor in libro de doctrina christiana Dictus est quem nemo perdit nisi deceptus

Described in table of contents at the front as Aliqui peregrini sermones; they are not as Herolt ed. Mainz (1612), ii. 235–6 (Margaret), 236–41 (Mary Magdalene). f. 319 blank.

4. (fols. 320-41v)
Johannes Herolt, Sermones Discipuli
Rubric: heading in upper margin Secuntur hic quasi per sexternum quidam sermones communes pro omni tempore et pro omni persona etc.
Incipit: Cogitacio eorum apud altissimum sapiencie quinta. Sciendum quod tria sunt principaliter
Explicit: in matrimonio hoc quere 25 Bene Explicit sermo de sacramentis.

SOPMA, no. 2387 [ii]; ed. Mainz (1612), i. 772–837. Numbered 137–48.

5. (fols. 341v-362)
Johannes Herolt, Sermones Discipuli
Rubric: Sequitur nunc commune sanctorum primo de apostolis de martiribus Et sic secundum ordinem etc.
Incipit: Ego vos eligi—Ex quo christus dicit in ewangelio
Explicit: de matrimonio spirituali quere ante sermone 124 K.

SOPMA, no. 2387 [iii]; ed. Mainz (1612), i. 838–91. Numbered 149–157.

6. (fols. 362-70v)
Sermons
Rubric: In die michaelis Sermo de angelis
Rubric: De omnibus sanctis
Rubric: De animabus

Ed. Mainz (1612) i. 891–911. Numbered 158–60.

7. (fols. 370v-383)
Sermons
Incipit: ⟨B⟩eatam me dicent omnes generaciones. Iohannes de sancto geminiano dicit. Sol non emittit radios
Explicit: finem in bona finiuit
Final rubric: Expliciunt sermones—et offero ad emendam.

Described in table of contents at the front as Sermones de beata virgine; ed. Mainz (1612), i. 911–42/14, i.e. ending with the ‘exemplum de quodam rustico’, followed by the explicit as ibid. i. 944, but here without the words ‘per modum magistri’. Numbered 161–3 (164).

The headings of arts. 8 (b, c) and 9–12 are in ink, repeated immediately in red; the ink form is given below, with any further matter found in the red form in brackets: ( ).

Sermons
8a. (fols. 383v-387v)
Rubric: Secuntur themata festiuitatum maiorum sanctorum per anni circulum
Incipit: Uocauit eos dicens venite
Explicit: De sancta katherina—De eadem—de interiori conscientia quere 9 F
Final rubric: Explicit tabula de sanctis
8b. (fols. 387v-388)
Rubric: Sequuntur alij sermones communes et vtiles et primo de dedicacione
Incipit: Ecce vir nomine zacheus—luc 19 [: 2] Beda in Omelija hodierna dicit quod zacheus interpretatur iustificatus
Explicit: alij falsam istum sermonem bonum et utilem posuimus (?) populo quere 44 T

Five entries for Dedication, followed by one De penitencia.

8c. (fols. 388–91)
Rubric: Sequuntur nunc alij sermones et hoc quadragesimam Et primo In die cineris feria quaterna
Incipit: Epistola Conuertimini—Johelis 2 [: 12] Hic est dauid quoniam sex
Explicit: animabus defunctorum subvenire istum sermonem quem Centesimo sexagesima circa h litteram etc est finis huius etc.
9. (fols. 391-7)
Table of exempla
Rubric: Incipit tabula de exemplis que habentur in hijs sermonibus et hoc secundum litteras alphabeti et primo de a abstinencia
Incipit: Abstinencia mulier—loricam ad carnem
Explicit: Ypocrita—collum abscidit 110.V Explicit
10. (fols. 397-398v)
Tabulae
Rubric: Sequitur nunc registrum de decem preceptis (domini)
Incipit: Non adorabis deos alienos Contra hoc primum preceptum 24 genera hominum
Rubric: De nouem peccatis alienis
Rubric: De septem peccatis mortalibus
Rubric: De sacramentis
Rubric: De sex operibus misericordie
Rubric: Exposicione super oracionem
Rubric: De duodecim articulis fidei Quere 146 B
Final rubric: Et sic est finis huius tabule.
11. (fols. 398v-411)
Alphabetical index
Rubric: Sequitur nunc registrum de quibus uelit pertractare et pertractauit secundum ordinem alphabeti etc.
Incipit: Abstinenciam seruare in diuicijs
Explicit: Ypocrisis octo modis—quando est peccatum mortale et quando non 100 X. Explicit—
12a. (fols. 411-12v)
Index
Rubric: Sequuntur casus papales et episcopales etc. (qui sunt in sequentibus inueniuntur (?))
Incipit: Manus violentes in clericum
Explicit: pro utilitate populi videbitur expedire
Final rubric: Expliciunt casus—
12b. (fols. 412v-15)
Rubric: Sequuntur nunc inhibiciones a sacra communione seu eucarista
Incipit: Infrascriptos quos nominabo
Explicit: reiteracio de hoc quere 43 N.
Final rubric: Expliciunt inhibiciones etc.

Printed ed. Mainz (1612), ii, last 7 pages, where the short paragraph here following the explicit of (b) precedes it.

13. (fol. 415r-v)
List of books
Rubric: Modus legendi in isto libro
Incipit: In decre(tum) di(stincio) 28 (?) c. Nullus
Explicit: in commentatore sex principium
Colophon: Et sic est finis huius libri intitulat' discipulus compilatus per me iodoc(um) cristen Sub anno domini Mo4[ . ]6(2) mensis aprilis illo tempore rector ambonis siue seminator verbi dei insmoll De quo sit benedictus trinus inpersonis et vnus inessencia deus vna cum virgine maria pariterque omnibus sanctis propter eundem eandemque pariterque eosdem supplico omnibus ineo studentibus vnum pater noster orare aueque maria.

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: Mt vj factum
Form: codex
Support: paper, quire-centres strengthened with parchment
Extent: i + 415 + i
Dimensions (leaf): 313 × 215 mm.
Dimensions (written): 235 × 140 mm.

Collation

110 wants 10 (blank ?) 2–2612 2712 wants 10, 11, probably blank, after f. 318 28–3512. Catchwords cropped away at the start and the end.

Layout

Frame ruling. 2 cols. 40–50 lines.

Hand(s)

Written in cursiva, by several hands, changing at ff. 118 (111), 316, 320, and 404, and for almost all f. 359v and for 13 lines on f. 381vb.

Decoration

Red initials, most spaces left blank after f. 304.

Binding

Contemporary binding of wooden boards covered with leather, bearing five stamps, a round eagle displayed (20 mm. diam.), a foliage-work diamond (28 x 19 mm.), two ivy-leaves on a stem (30 x 14 mm.), and a seated figure holding up a ring (8 mm. square), the first occupying the full diamonds and the second the half-diamonds at the sides of the centre section, which is surrounded by a border with the third stamp along the sides and the fourth in the corners, the central lattice and the borders being defined by four fillets with the central band hatched, with the fifth stamp, ‘yhs’, (28 x 21 mm.), in the centre of the top border on the front; metal corner-pieces; five bosses on each cover, all missing; two clasps, missing; rebacked.

Accompanying Material

Quire-centres strengthened with parchment strips from a noted service-book, s. xii.

History

Origin: 1462 ; German

Provenance and Acquisition

Perhaps written in part by the named ‘compilator’, epistoler/gospeller (?) at ‘Smoll’, see art. 13, subsequently a Carthusian at Erfurt: ‘Volumen hoc pertinet ad domum saluatoris ordinis carthus’ prope erford’ a domino iodoco c(er)sten anno nouiciatus sui 1465 eidem intestatus traditus’, inside front cover, see MBDS, p. 498 O.49.

Friedrich Gottlieb Julius von Bülow: lot 126 in Bülow sale, 1836.

G. Sumner Woodmansey 1856. Case B AA’, f. 1; lot 12 in Sumner sale.

Relevant cutting from an English bookseller's catalogue at the end.

Snowshill Manor

Deposited in the Bodleian by the National Trust in 1981.

Record Sources

Adapted from N. R. Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries, iv.325-8