MS. Lat. misc. b. 16
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Apparatus on the Sext; English, 14th century, second quarter
Relating to the visitation of Durham cathedral priory (Extravag. Communes I.7.1). Added in a later hand
With the gloss of Johannes Monachus, pr. Venice, 1585
pr. Milan, 1490
In the margin of fol.180 (ad Sext I. IX. 2) in a 15th cent. hand is ‘Nota Moresby signanter istum arch⟨idiaconum⟩ cui iunge notata per eundem in c. statutum de rescriptis in glosa tracta super ill⟨ud⟩ Actor et reus in fine glose’. For Richard Moresby , archdeacon of Huntingdon and London, see Emden, A biographical register of the University of Cambridge to A.D.1500.
Pr. Rome, 1472.
Followed by a long discussion of the points of law involved. Fol.73 and 150v are blank.
2 cols., 77 lines
Good borders, historiated initials in two different styles, other initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 610, pl. LXIII)
four historiated initials, each with partial border in blue, gold, red and rose, incorporating animals and grotesque figures. Illuminated initials with similar borders on fol.84v, 102v, 112v, 129, the rest blue with red flourishes and red with blue or purple flourishes
The subjects of the initials are: (fol.1) doctor expounding to a lady; (fol.74) Pope Boniface VIII; (fol.151) doctor expounding to students; (fol.258) virgin and child. The style of the second differs from that of the others.
18th cent.calf binding.
Provenance and Acquisition
' Johannes Legat dedit et concessit …' (fol. 277v)
Gwysaney library of Robert Davies of Llannerch (1684–1728) , antiquary and naturalist (cf. H. D. Emanuel, 'The Gwysaney MSS', The National Library of Wales Journal, 7, 1951–2, 326–43, and Sixth Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Pt. 1, 1877–78, 418–21)
Remained in the Davies family until sold by Lt.-Col. P. R. Davies-Cooke at Sotheby's 15 June 1959, lot 199; bought.
Digital Bodleian (3 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.