MS. Lat. misc. d. 74
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
The text ends at VIII.136. A leaf is missing after fol.5, containing the end of the prologue and beginning of Bk.I (P.L. 161 col.1046A ‘volunt separari’ - 1048D ‘sine qualitate bonum’).
§§i–xxviii, ending incomplete owing to the loss of a leaf after fol.97 ‘psallendum Obeun-’ (Mansi, Concilia, XXI col.533). Addition in a contemporary hand.
In the version of Sirmond. (See Med. and Ren. Studies 3 (1954), 160 n. 1.)
44 long lines
Good initials. (P&A i. 476)
Red, buff, black and green initials with flourishes, some of which are in the shape of human and animal faces
17th cent.binding of mottled calf.
Provenance and Acquisition
Roger de Conway , 14th century, second half. ‘Iste est liber Fratris Rogeri de Conewey et est Pannormia Ivonis Carnotensis continens libros octo’(fol.99v). Roger de Conway was 22nd Minister of the Franciscan Province of England (cf. A. G. Little, Grey Friars in Oxford, p.239).
Prob. no. 29 in the collection of 'Henry' [recte John (?)] Langley (Cat. codd. MSS. Angliae et Hiberniae (1697), II no. 6982)
John, Baron Somers (1651-1716): Somers-Jekyll sale (Sir Joseph Jekyll, Master of the Rolls, d. 1738), 26 Feb. 1738, lot 54, pressmark '29: 3' on fol. 1. For the connection between these collections cf. N. R. Ker in The Library 4th Ser., XXIII/1, 1942, 2–4.
John Ives , his sale, Baker & Leigh 3 March 1777 lot 409
Major J. H. S. Borthwick, of Borthwick, Crookston, Heriot, Midlothian , his sale at Sotheby's 3 June 1946, lot 209
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.