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 (leaf): 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.