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

MS. Auct. F. 3. 3

Summary Catalogue no.: 2166

Physical Description

Composite: three parts. B and C are in the same hand.
Extent: i + 268 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 12.5 × 8.125 in.

Condition

Upper margins stained and damaged in parts

Layout

2 cols.

Decoration

Illuminated borders, capitals, etc.

Binding

Poor red leather (early 16th cent.) on older boards, probably Reading work. Cf. MS. Bodl. 413 (SC 2309).

Accompanying Material

A small part of some monastic accounts (of Reading?) is on fol. i: see also fragments in the binding.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Reading Abbey: evidence of the binding. (MLGB3)

Presented by William Burdet of Sonning, in 1608.

MS. Auct. F. 3. 3 – Part A

Contents

(fol. 1)
Aegidius Romanus, De regimine principum
Rubric: Liber de Regimine principum editus . a fratre Egidio Romano ordinis fratrum Heremitarum sancti Augustini

A short analysis precedes on fol. iv.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century ; English

MS. Auct. F. 3. 3 – Part 2

Contents

2. (fol. 106)
Vegetius, Epitome rei militaris
Rubric: Flauij Vegecii Renati uiri illustris comitis Epithoma rei militaris

In four books, each preceded by a list of chapters.

Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 130)
Historia de proeliis Alexandri Magni
Rubric: Liber de gestis Alexandri
Incipit: Sapientissimi namque Egyptij

At fol. 153 are added ten hexameters, describing the work

Incipit: Quisquis Alexandri
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century ; English

MS. Auct. F. 3. 3 – Part 3

Contents

(fol. 154)
⟨Thomas Aquinas⟩, Commentary on Aristotle, Ethica Nicomachea
Rubric: Sentencie supra librum Ethicorum
Incipit: Sicut dicit philosophus in principio Methaphisicorum
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

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

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2020-07-23: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.