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MS. Lat. misc. c. 71

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

Physical Description

Composite: two parts
Secundo Folio: ⟨c⟩um scientie
Form: codex
Support: parchment resembling that of MS. Lat. misc. c.70
Extent: ii + 54 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 325 × 245 mm.
Dimensions (written): 245 × 170 mm.


1(1) 2(10) 3(10) 4(8) 5(10) 6(10) 7(4), catchwords


2 cols., 63 lines


Origin: 13th century, middle ; Italian (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Previously bound before MS. Lat. misc. c. 70, and perhaps also with c. 69.

Bought, 1954

MS. Lat. misc. c. 71 – Part 1


Commentary on Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics, books i-iii
(fol. 2)


Incipit: Cum scientie quedam sint de rebus et quedam de signis
Explicit: (fol.28v) ad cognitionem summi veri et fronesim.||

A contemporary hand has filled the last leaf of the quire (fol.29) with questiones on the Ethics:

Incipit: Prima questio est de ratione felicitatis quam ponit
(fol. 30)


Incipit: Duplici autem virtute etc. In libro prec⟨ed⟩enti in fine posuit ac divisionem virtutis
Explicit: sicut enim .i.per doctrinam philosophicam facillime etc.
(fol. 42v)


Incipit: Virtute itaqueexistente. Determinato ex quibus et qualibus operationibus
Explicit: incontinenciam plus vigere in iuvenibus quam in aliis.
Colophon: Explicit expliceat ludere scriptor eat.

fol.52v, 53 are blank. The text has been corrected by more than one contemporary hand. This is the commentary wrongly attributed to John Pecham in Florence, MS Bib. naz. Conv. sopp. G.4.853; for which see V.Doucet, Antonianum 8(1933), 433–48.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description


More than one hand

MS. Lat. misc. c. 71 – Part 2


(fol. 1)
Richard Rufus, Commentary on Aristotle, Metaphysics (fragment, one leaf, containing part of the introduction)
Incipit: Licet nobis nunc parumper disserere de quadam propositione.

Cf. G. Gal in Arch. Francisc. Hist.43 (1950), 209–42. The leaf is headed : ‘Nove hetice caternus primus’. At the foot of the leaf is written : Amar etabost urre.

Language(s): Latin

Additional Information

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff.

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.