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

MS. Lat. misc. b. 22

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

Guardbook of medieval fragments found/acquired before 1976.

MS. Lat. misc. b. 22 - Fragment 2

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Fol. 1 blank. Fragment number 1 not used.

(fol. 2, fragment 2)

Twelve fragments (a-m) of writs of the court of King's Bench, signed ‘Osborne’.

Accompanied by a modern envelope (not numbered) with notes on the fragments by N. R. Ker and others.

Physical Description

Form: sheet
Support: parchment
Extent: 12 fragments of varying dimensions
Dimensions (fragment): c. 30 × c. 40-55 mm.

History

Origin: 17th century, first half ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Similar writs used by the binder of John Goodyer in the 1650s. Similar fragments identified by N. R. Ker in the bindings of Magdalen College, [pr.] R.14.12 (Theophrastus, 1644), and ‘vol. B of MS. fragments’ fols. 50, 61, 68, 71, taken from [pr.] R.17.12 (Neuw vollkommentlich Kreuterbuch, 1625).

Removed from the binding of an unspecified Bodleian book.

Found in the study of the Keeper of Western Manuscripts after the retirement of Dr. R. W. Hunt (30 Sept. 1975).

MS. Lat. misc. b. 22 - Fragment 3

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 3, fragment 3)
Alphabetical summa of canon law (?): sections on Censura, Cessacio (part), and ⟨Clericus⟩.

First complete section beg.: ‘Censura ecclesiatica nomine eius tria comprehenduntur scilicet interdictum excommunicatio et suspencio’

Cites Gratian, Decretum, and Aquinas, Commentary on the Sentences.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: fragment (part of a leaf, preserving the lower part of one column)
Dimensions (fragment): 290 × 106 mm.

Layout

Originally 2 cols. Column width c. 75-80

Decoration

Two-line initials in blue (faded to green) at section headings, with red penwork flourishing.

History

Origin: 14th century, second half ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Marked in modern pencil ‘MS. Oxf. Dioc. papers d. 14’, presumably from its binding.

Found in the study of the Keeper of Western Manuscripts after the retirement of Dr. R. W. Hunt (30 Sept. 1975).

MS. Lat. misc. b. 22 - Fragment 4

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 4, fragment 4)
Breviary: four fragments (a-d)

Fragments a, b = bifolium 1. (A) part of the readings for fer. 2, dom. infra oct. Ascencionis: begins imperfect, right side of recto, ‘quod confessio nominis’ (cf. Brev. Sarum I.dcccclxxxiii), continues left side of verso, ‘⟨serm⟩onem eius et baptiza⟨ti sunt⟩’ (ibid. I.dcccclxxxvii). (B) part of the readings after Trinity from 1 Kings, begins verso, right side, ‘constitue super eos regem’ (ibid. I.mccxii), continues recto, left side, ‘⟨finibus⟩ beniamin meridie’ (ibid. I.mccxv).

Fragments c, d = bifolium 2; further readings from 1 Kings. Begins verso right side ‘⟨mi⟩sit dominus ut ⟨ungerem⟩’ (1 Kings 15, ibid., I.mccxxx), continues recto left side, ‘providi enim’ (col. mccxxxiii), continues recto, left side, ‘⟨spelun⟩cam odollam’ (1 Kings 22.1, not in Sarum Brev.), continues verso, left side, ‘ait David’ (1 Kings 23.10).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: Four fragments from two bifolia
Dimensions (fragment): 55 × 192 mm.
Dimensions (fragment): 150 × 60 mm.
Dimensions (fragment): 60 × 195 mm.
Dimensions (fragment): 145 × 65 mm.

Decoration

Initials in blue and red with contrasting penwork flourishing.

History

Origin: 13th century, late ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Removed by E. E. Wilmot from the binding of H. 6. 6. Art. (Arca Noe. Thesaurus linguæ sanctæ nouus. (Venice, 1593))

Found in the study of the Keeper of Western Manuscripts after the retirement of Dr. R. W. Hunt (30 Sept. 1975).

MS. Lat. misc. b. 22 - Fragment 5

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 5, fragment 5)
Robert Holcot, Commentary on Wisdom

Two fragments (a) fragment of lectios cxcvi (verso), cxcv (recto); (b) fragment of lectios cxciiii (recto), cxcv (verso)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: Two fragments, one preserving part of one column, one preserving part of two columns.
Dimensions (fragment): c. 270-5 × 60-65 mm.

Decoration

Initials in blue and red with contrasting penwork flourishing. Paraphs in blue and red.

History

Origin: 14th century, late ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Removed by E. E. Wilmot from the binding of H. 6. 6. Art. (Arca Noe. Thesaurus linguæ sanctæ nouus. (Venice, 1593)

Found in the study of the Keeper of Western Manuscripts after the retirement of Dr. R. W. Hunt (30 Sept. 1975).

MS. Lat. misc. b. 22 - Fragment 6

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 6, fragment 6)
Hugh of St-Cher, Postilla

Fragment of commentary on Matthew 22.8-12 (recto), 21.39-22.1 (verso)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: fragment of one leaf containing part of one column, extending the full height of the page
Dimensions (fragment): 307 × 65 mm.
Dimensions (written): 220

Layout

55 lines. Written below top line.

History

Origin: 13th century

Provenance and Acquisition

Removed by E. E. Wilmot from the binding of H. 6. 6. Art. (Arca Noe. Thesaurus linguæ sanctæ nouus. (Venice, 1593)

Found in the study of the Keeper of Western Manuscripts after the retirement of Dr. R. W. Hunt (30 Sept. 1975).

MS. Lat. misc. b. 22 - Fragment 7

Contents

Language(s): French

(fol. 6, fragment 7)

Parchment strip with writing in French.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: fragment of a leaf (?)
Dimensions (fragment): 230 × 40 mm.

History

Origin: 16th or 17th century

Provenance and Acquisition

Removed by E. E. Wilmot from the binding of H. 6. 6. Art. (Arca Noe. Thesaurus linguæ sanctæ nouus. (Venice, 1593)

Found in the study of the Keeper of Western Manuscripts after the retirement of Dr. R. W. Hunt (30 Sept. 1975).

MS. Lat. misc. b. 22 - Fragment 8

Contents

Language(s): Latin and English

(fol. 6, fragment 8)

Printer's waste: sanctorale of a breviary. Some rubrics in English.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: fragment of printer's waste
Dimensions (fragment): 224 × 76 mm.

History

Origin: 16th century, early (?) ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Removed by E. E. Wilmot from the binding of H. 6. 6. Art. (Arca Noe. Thesaurus linguæ sanctæ nouus. (Venice, 1593)

Found in the study of the Keeper of Western Manuscripts after the retirement of Dr. R. W. Hunt (30 Sept. 1975).

MS. Lat. misc. b. 22 - Fragment 9

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 7, fragment 9)
Civil law (?)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: fragment of a leaf containing the full width of two columns
Dimensions (fragment): 160 × 235 mm.
Dimensions (written): c. 190
Dimensions (column): c. 85-90

History

Origin: 13th century (?) ; Italy (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Perhaps from a Bodleian binding.

Found in the study of the Keeper of Western Manuscripts after the retirement of Dr. R. W. Hunt (30 Sept. 1975).

MS. Lat. misc. b. 22 - Fragment 10

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 8, fragment 10)
Guilelmus Peraldus, Summa de vitiis

Fragment, on accidia (V.iii)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: fragment of a leaf containing the full height of one column
Dimensions (fragment): 191 × 74 mm.
Dimensions (written): 143

Layout

Written below top line. 32 lines.

Decoration

Coloured initial in blue.

History

Origin: 13th century (second quarter (?))

Provenance and Acquisition

Used as the cover of Abrégé de Catéchisme, Geneva, 1805.

Found in the study of the Keeper of Western Manuscripts after the retirement of Dr. R. W. Hunt (30 Sept. 1975).

MS. Lat. misc. b. 22 - Fragment 11

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 8, fragment 11)
Breviary

Fragment containing part of the office for the octave of St Martin. The lessons (from Sulpicius Severus, Ep. 2, PL 20.181) are as follows:

Incipit: Martinus igitur obitum suum longe ante presciuit
Incipit: Nam clericis inter se ecclesie
Incipit: Bonum hanc virtutum suarum
Incipit: Forma inquit haec hec demonum et
Incipit: Imperator ..... ||

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: fragment of one folio (text mostly intact)
Dimensions (fragment): 220 × 154 mm.
Dimensions (written): 141 × c. 85-90 mm.

Layout

2 cols., 27 lines.

Decoration

Two-line initials in red and blue with penwork flourishing in the contrasting colour.

Initials in red and blue.

Rubrics in red.

History

Origin: 14th century, late or 15th century, early ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

Used as the cover of Abrégé de Catéchisme, Geneva, 1805.

Found in the study of the Keeper of Western Manuscripts after the retirement of Dr. R. W. Hunt (30 Sept. 1975).

MS. Lat. misc. b. 22 - Fragments 12-14

Contents

Language(s): French

(fol. 9, fragments 12-14)

Three leaves, all that remained of the printed Catéchisme (1805)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: three leaves

History

Origin: 1805

Provenance and Acquisition

Found in the study fo the Keeper of Western Manuscripts after the retirement of Dr. R. W. Hunt (30 Sept. 1975).

MS. Lat. misc. b. 22 - Fragment 13

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 11, fragments 15-16)
15 recto-verso
Unidentified text on logic
Explicit: esse b contingit esse a
16 recto
Commentary on Aristotle, De interpretatione (?)
Incipit: (16ra) Iste liber qui intitulatus est Periar(meni)as traditus est propter cognicionem enunciacionis simplicis
Explicit: mortuus non potest in operacionem hominis &c.

Perhaps a complete text. The verso is mostly blank, with a new text beginning near the foot of column b.

What seem to be notes on Latin vocabulary are added, sixteenth century, in the lower margin.

Language(s): Latin and English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: bifolium
Dimensions (leaf): 215 × 155 mm.

Layout

2 cols., c. 47-57 lines. Written space 182 × 135 mm. , c. 10mm. between columns. No visible ruling.

History

Origin: 13th century, second half ; English

Provenance

Removed from the binding of Auct. 5Q. 6. 38, presumably in the 1950s or earlier since it was accompanied by notes in the hand of Dr. W. O. Hassall.

Fol. 11 is an envelope in which this fragment was formerly kept. Fols. 12-13 contain notes on the identification of the fragment and (seemingly) notes on one or more fragments no longer found in this guardbook.

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description by Bruce Barker-Benfield, 1977, revised by Matthew Holford, February 2019.

Bibliography

    Printed descriptions:

    Peter Kidd, Checklist of Western Medieval Manuscripts Acquired 1916-