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

MS. Lat. misc. c. 91

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

Guardbook of fragments from the binding of Antiq. c.I.1514/1

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Antiq. c.I.1514/1 (Erasmus, Adagia, Ferrara, 1514; USTC 828229) bought from Nijhoff; rebound by Fifield of the Bodleian Library, 3 Dec. 1951; fragments handlisted and shelfmarked on 2 Dec. 1977.

MS. Lat. misc. c. 91, fol. 1

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Breviary (?)

Recto: Annunciation, with text from Luke and part of Cantus 007505; verso, Cantus 006024 and an unidentified chant.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: Strip from the bottom part of a leaf preserving part of two columns
Dimensions (fragment): 70 × 193 mm.

Layout

2 columns; column width c. 70-5 mm.

Hand(s)

Protogothic

Musical Notation:

Notation on staves of four lines.

Decoration

Initials in red.

History

Origin: 12th century, late, or 13th century, early

MS. Lat. misc. c. 91, fol. 2

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Decretals (canon law)

The recto is largely illegible; the verso 'Idem [Innocent IV] de appellis' (VI.2.15.1), 'Gregorius IXus de decimis' (VI.3.13.1, CIC II.1047 note a), 'Innocentus IIIIus de sententia excommunicationis' (VI.5.11.1)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: Large fragment of a leaf preserving the full width of the written area
Dimensions (fragment): c. 205 × 170 mm.

Layout

2 columns; column width c. 48-52 mm.

Hand(s)

Gothic textualis

Decoration

Alternating red and blue initials flourished in the contrasting colour.

History

Origin: 13th century, second half

MS. Lat. misc. c. 91, fol. 3

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(recto)
Incipit: Tres calami id est tria brachia ex imo
Explicit: spirituales donaciones et gratie de Christo sunt

'Tres gradus fidelium', for which see P. Moore, The Works of Peter of Poitiers (1936), 169

Incipit: Prima etas fuit ab Adam usque ad Noe
Incipit: Nota quod ubicumque inuenies hanc litteram g
(verso)
Peter of Poitiers, Compendium historiae in genealogia Christi (interpolated version?)

Text does not exactly correspond with any of the versions printed by Moore, Works of Peter of Poitiers, app. III.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: Large fragment of a leaf (or part of a roll?)
Dimensions (fragment): 355 × c. 105-110 mm.

Hand(s)

Gothic textualis

Decoration

Fragment of the drawing of the seven-branched candlestick which usually accompanies 'Tres gradus calami'.

Three- and two-line initials alternating red and blue.

History

Origin: 14th century

MS. Lat. misc. c. 91, fols. 4-15

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Dictionary

Beginning with D (the first entries are Dalbreanum, Dalmatica, Danubius ('est fluuius in se sexaginta fluuios recipiens...'), ending with the beginning of F (last entries are Facula ('dicitur lignum ardens ad modum candele'), Falx, Facultas); fols. 14-15 with passages of R (entries include Regulus, Rivulus).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: four bifolia and two leaves (fol. 5, 12) originally conjoint; two small fragments (fols. 14-15)
Dimensions (leaf): 290 × 205 mm.

Layout

Two columns of c. 47 lines; frame-ruled in ink, ruled space c. 220 × 165-70 mm. , c. 12 mm. between columns

Hand(s)

Cursive bookhand.

Decoration

Initials in red

Ascenders at the top of the page extended and decorated, including drawings of heads.

History

Origin: 15th century

MS. Lat. misc. c. 91, fols. 16-18

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Chronicle of Hungary
(fol. 16r-v)
Rubric: Anno domini MoCCCoXLo incepta est ista coronica de gestis Hungarorum […]
Rubric: Prologus in cronica Hungarorum
Incipit: Multipharie multisque modis olym in veteri testamento
Rubric: Incipit Coronica Hungarorum nimium delectabilis
Incipit: Porro cum per cladem diluuii preter Noe
Incipit: Per me reges regnunt ait dominus deus
Rubric: (fol. 16v) De primo origine Hungar
Incipit: Sicut scribit magister hystoriarum

Cf. texts pr. A. Domanovszky, 'Chronici Hungarici compositio saeculi XIV', in Scriptores Rerum Hungaricarum I (1937), 240-245.5 'a monte'.

(fols. 17r-18v)
Incipit: De gestis igitur Hunorum natalibus
Rubric: Incipit Cronica Hungarorum
Incipit: Anno ab incarnacione domini sexcentesimo lxxxovijo
Explicit: fundata ⟨est⟩ ibi

ibid. 283.16-290.10

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: three leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 290 × 210 mm.

Layout

Ruled in ink for one column of 40 lines; ruled space 205-10 × 145 mm.

Hand(s)

Cursive bookhand

Decoration

8-line red initial, fol. 16r; elsewhere 3- to 4-line red initials.

History

Origin: 15th century

MS. Lat. misc. c. 91, fol. 19

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Notarial document dated 1502 relating to a dispute concerning the church of 'Wylak' [Ilok, now in western Croatia].

Physical Description

Form: sheet
Support: parchment
Extent: single-sheet document
Dimensions (leaf): 310 × 205 mm.

History

Origin: 1502 ; Hungary (?)

MS. Lat. misc. c. 91, fol. 20

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Damaged and illegible parchment fragment

MS. Lat. misc. c. 91, fols. 21-22 (rejoined 1998)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Parchment (former endleaf or wrapper?) blank except for partly illegible ex libris on the verso: ‘Liber dei de |

MS. Lat. misc. c. 91, fols. 23a-23f

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: six strips of paper, each approximately 170 x 45 mm.

Hand(s)

Hybrida

Decoration

None

History

Origin: 15th century, second half, or 16th century, first half

MS. Lat. misc. c. 91, fols. 24a-24i

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: nine strips of paper, eight approximately 30 x 160 mm. and one 30 x. 320 mm.

Hand(s)

Cursive

Decoration

None

History

Origin: 15th century, second half, or 16th century, first half

Additional Information

Record Sources

Preliminary description by Matthew Holford, October 2021, drawing on notes by Bruce Barker-Benfield, 1977.

Last Substantive Revision

2021-10: Description revised.