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

MS. Lat. hist. b. 1

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

Guardbook

MS. Lat. hist. b. 1 - Part 1

Contents

(fol.1)
Prophecies concerning Scotland
Rubric: Prophatia Merlionis
Incipit: ⟨Regnum Scotorum fuit inter cet⟩era regna
Explicit: hoc retulit parvo carmine plura notans

pr. in Chronicles of the Picts and Scots, ed. W. F. Skene p.117 (cf. Brit. Mus. Cat. of Romances I, 327).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: One leaf

Layout

2 columns, that on the left hand side being fragmentary

History

Origin: 1471 (?)

MS. Lat. hist. b. 1 - Part 2

Contents

(fol.2)
Geoffrey of Monmouth , Historia regum Brittanie

VII.4 ‘fauces illius’ - VIII.1 ‘vitabis hinc’ and IX.4 ‘Quicunque etenim’ - 6 ‘veniam donavit’ (ed. A. Griscom pp.394–8 and 438–42)

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: bifolium

Layout

33 long lines

History

Origin: 15th century

MS. Lat. hist. b. 1 - Part 3

Contents

(fol.4)
R. Tritonio , Vita Vincentii Laurei

Eighteenth-century transcript of passage relating to Laureo's nunciature to Mary, Queen of Scots, 1566/7; pp. 19-30 of Bologna edition, 1599 (cf. Scottish History Soc. vol.XXXVII, 1901, pp. cviii–cxix)

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 18th cent.

Provenance and Acquisition

Given by Col. Du Plat Taylor, 1926

MS. Lat. hist. b. 1 - Part 4

Contents

(fol.12)
Vincent of Beauvais , Speculum Historiale,

bk. XXIX (here wrongly headed XXX) ch.69–90

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: quire of eight leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 370 × 260 mm.
Dimensions (written): 255 × 160 mm.

Layout

2 cols., 46 lines

Decoration

red and blue flourished initials

History

Origin: 15th cent. ; French

MS. Lat. hist. b. 1 - Part 5

Contents

(fol.20)
Historical extracts

Five extracts based on Josephus, De Bello Judaico VI and VII

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Layout

2 columns

History

Origin: 10th–11th cent.(?) ; Italian (?)

MS. Lat. hist. b. 1 - Part 6

Contents

(fol.21)
Leo X , Brief of 8 Dec. 1516, addressed to Henry VIII

See K. Major, 'Original Papal Documents in the Bodleian Library', B.L.R.III, 242–256, no.24

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: sheet
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 1516

MS. Lat. hist. b. 1 - Part 7

Contents

Physical Description

Form: sheet
Support: parchment

Layout

History

Origin: 1589

Provenance and Acquisition

Mrs. E. Ettlinger

Given by her, 1954.

MS. Lat. hist. b. 1 - Part 8

Contents

(fol.23)
Letter from Sir Isaac Wake to Bethlen Gabor, Prince of Transylvania concerning the death of Count Mansfelt (copy)(formerly fols.51–53 of a volume)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: sheet
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 1627 (?)

MS. Lat. hist. b. 1 - Part 9

Contents

Physical Description

Form: sheet
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 1540

MS. Lat. hist. b. 1 - Part 10

Contents

Physical Description

Form: sheet
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 1492 ; Italian, Naples

Additional Information

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff