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MS. Lat. bib. c. 10

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


Wisdom books

There are some underlinings in red, and above certain words in the text are written the letters a. b. h. ō. (Parab.), a. h. i. (Eccles.), a. h. (Cant.), a. r. (Sap.), a. h. r and (fol.52) ‘Cantuar’. (Ecclus.), standing for a[ntiqui], B[eda], H[ebrei]; o (= Septuaginta), and r (= Rabanus), partly corresponding with ‘correctorium E’ (see H. Denifle, ‘Die Hss. der Bibel-Correctorien des 13 Jahrhunderts, Archiv für Litteratur- und Kirchen-Geschichte des Mittelalters. 4, 1888, esp. pp.310, 484–526).

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 1)

Parab. (pref. Stegmüller, Repertoriumno.457).

(fol. 15v)

Eccles. (pref.462).

(fol. 21v)


Incipit: (preface) Cantica canticorum eo quod super omnia cantica
(fol. 25)

Sap. (pref.468).

(fol. 38v)

Ecclesiasticus, at the end of which is ‘Sequitur Ysayas’.

Jacobus de Voragine, Legenda aurea

Extract, ch.124 (119) de s. Augustino, ed. T. Graesse (1850) pp.555(25)–559(21).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: venies quia
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 78 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 335 × 235 mm.
Dimensions (written): 225 × 140 mm.


1(6), 2(6), 3(8)–10(8), 11(1), catchwords, quires numbered 2–12 in the top right corners of first leaves


2 cols., 37 lines


red initials with blue penwork. Few larger initials filled in


19th cent. marbled calf binding.


Origin: 14th century ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

T. Thorpe's Supplement to catalogue of ancient MSS, 1836, no. 87

Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792–1872), MS. 9496

Sotheby's 5 June 1899, lot 209; inserted bookseller's(?) paper slip describing the MS, with a pricecode 'O/T/-' and source(?) cypher '2' and '5' within the curves of an 'S' and '03'

E. Crawshaw (bookplate)

F. E. Norris

Given by him, 1952

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff, revised by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.