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

MS. Auct. D. 4. 12

Summary Catalogue no.: 2096

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1–55c || fols. 56–206
Extent: ii + 206 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 8.25 × 6.25 in.

Accompanying Material

Endleaves (four leaves of Roger Frugardi) now part of MS. Lat. misc. d. 48.


Provenance and Acquisition

Part 1 acquired by 1602; part 2 given by Thomas James in 1601 (Summary Catalogue I, 85).

MS. Auct. D. 4. 12 – Part 1 (fols. 1–55c)


Language(s): Latin


The gloss contains substantial parts of the Berengaudus commentary. Preceded (on fol. ii) by a prologue (beg. 'Iohannes apostolus & euangelista a Domino Christo electus').

Song of Songs with glossa ordinaria
Final rubric: Explicit Liber Salomonis qui Ebraice Sirasirim dicitur

Followed by an introduction to the book.

Some theological notes follow on foll. 54v, 55a, 55cv, chiefly late 13th cent.

The above (foll. 1–55c) formed a volume by themselves till after they entered the Bodleian (not later than 1602), and on fol. 54v is the following list of books in a 13th cent hand, the numbers (1) to (10) being now added for clearness: 'In custodia Andree .ij. sunt hij libelli. Decem sunt. (i) Sentencie magistri . Petri . abbreviate. (2) Liber sermonum . vbi multa continentur . qui sic incipit Solempnitas presens [?]. (3) Ars phisice . cum Summa optima & Apochalipsi corrupta. (4) Liber de latino . & greco . & ebreo . vbi plura continentur. (5) Cantica Canticorum. (6) Liber de missa versifice . cum compoto. (7) Liber de consuetudinibus monasterij. (8) Gesta Apollonij . cum alijs melioribus ibi contentis. (9–10) Regule Benedicti due . maior & minor.' This points to books held by one Andreas junior, a monk.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Illuminated capital.


Origin: 13th century ; French (?)


On fol. 55cv is: 'Si perdatur domino Willelmo Godmersham restituatur,' 15th cent.

At fol. 55c is a book marker of parchment with 'Willelmus Durant' in a 16th cent. hand.

MS. Auct. D. 4. 12 – Part 2 (fols. 56–206)


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 56)
Guillaume Perault, Summa de vitiis
Incipit: Dicturi de singulis uiciis
2. (fol. 154)
Petrus de Remis, Sermones de commune sanctorum
Incipit: Qui sunt isti ... Profectus Apostolorum

Schneyer IV, 752–56

3. (fol. 170v)
Petrus de Remis, Sermones de tempore
Incipit: Hora est iam nos ... Est triplex sompnus

Schneyer IV, 725–31

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 14th century, early ; English (?)

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (May 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922) with additional reference to published literature as cited.

Last Substantive Revision

2020-05-12: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.