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

MS. Lat. misc. d. 80

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

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1-24 || fols. 25-43 || fols. 44-51
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv + 54 leaves.
Dimensions (leaf): 240 × 170 mm.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

John Lowe , given to the library of the Convent of Augustinian friars in London , 15th cent. The bifolium in B.M Add. 34652 mentioned below has the inscription (fol.11) ‘Liber epistolarum Sidonii’ (14th cent.) and ‘Pro nova libraria London per me fratrem Johannem Lowe’ (15th cent.). This refers to the library of the Convent of Augustinian friars at London, which was built and furnished according to Leland (Collectanea IV.54) by John Lowe, bp. of St. Asaph 1437–44, and of Rochester 1444–67.

Benjamin Webb .

His son C. C. J. Webb .

Bought, 1957

MS. Lat. misc. d. 80 - Part 1

Contents

Sidonius Apollinaris , Epistolae

V.3 ‘prope modum’ - VIII.12 ‘vetabis. Quid’. There is the same confusion and dislocation of the order of the letters in books VI, VII and VIII as in Florence Marcianus 554 and Brussels 10020–1 (cf. Sidonius ed. (from this MS.) Luetjohann, pp.xiii, xv). A bifolium of this manuscript containing I.1, 2, 11 is in a collection of fragments in Brit Mus. Add.MS.34652 fol.11, 12. There are marginal glosses copied from the exemplar which are the same as those in Brit Mus.Royal MS.4.B.IV.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (ruled): 195–200 × 120 mm.

Collation

1(8)–3(8)

Layout

33 long lines

Decoration

Penwork.

Pale blue, red and green initials.

History

Origin: 12th century, end ; English

MS. Lat. misc. d. 80 - Part 2

Contents

Richard of St.-Victor , De trinitate

I-IV.23 ‘degenerare videtur’, pr. P.L.196 col.891–946.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (ruled): 200 × 130 mm.

Collation

1(8), 2(12)

Layout

2 cols., 37 lines

Decoration

Spaces left for initials.

History

Origin: 13th century, end ; English

MS. Lat. misc. d. 80 - Part 3

Contents

1.
Hildebert of Lavardin , Biblical epigrams
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Vicit Adam veteren gula gloria vana cupido

A full collation was printed in Joannis Saresberiensis Policraticus ed. C. C. J. Webb, Oxford, 1909, II. 427–34

2.
Bernardus Silvestris , De uniuersitate mundi

As pr. in the edition of C. S. Barach and J. Wrobel, except that here the breviarium, called ‘Epilogus Gern[ardi] (sic) Silvestris in primum librum in quo agit de megacosmo qui constat ex iiiior elementis’, precedes the letter to Thierry of Chartres. The text ends incomplete ‘modulatio nexum’ (II.4.7).

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (ruled): 200 × 130 mm.

Collation

1(8)

Layout

2 cols., 48–59 lines

Decoration

Red and blue initials, with green titles on fol.45v.

History

Origin: 13th century, middle ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff, revised by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.