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MS. Lat. misc. e. 79

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

Logical treatises; Italy (?), 15th century


List of the moods of the syllogism
Language(s): Latin
Logical treatise
Incipit: Propositio est oratio indicativa
Explicit: tu es ita sapiens sicut Sor[tes]

The first chapters, to ‘De exceptivis’ (fol.6) are identical with those of the first work pr. in Libellus sophistarum ad usum Oxoniensem, Lond., 1512

Language(s): Latin
Logical treatise
Incipit: Ternimus (sic for Terminus) est in quem resolvitur
Explicit: potes eligere ex te ipso

Found also in Corpus Christi Coll., Cambridge MS. 378, fol.34v and Worcester Cathedral MS. F 118, fol.43v and 100

Language(s): Latin
Logical treatise
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Obligatio est quedam ars mediante qua
Explicit: talis obligatio negative et potest suat7

Differing considerably from the text pr. op.cit., sig. Cv-Div

Martin the Englishman , Obiectiones consequentiarum
Rubric: Incipiunt obligationes
Incipit: Consequentiarum quedam sunt obiectiones
Explicit: ut in proposicionibus negativis et non in proposito etc.

Differing considerably from the text pr. op.cit. sig. D iv-E iiv

Language(s): Latin
William Heytesbury , Sophismata Tu es asinus
Rubric: sophismatha asinina
Incipit: Tu es asinus probatur iste homo est asinus
Explicit: magna differencia inter disscernere et videre

Found also in Worcester cathedral MS. F 118, fol.20 and Venice, Marciana MS. X.200, fol.122

Language(s): Latin
Paulus Pergulensis , Tractatus de sensu composito et diuiso
Incipit: Termini cum quibus sumuntur propositiones
Explicit: et sic probantur multe alie consimiles constructiones

Ascribed to Paulus Pergulensis in Venice, Marciana MS. X. 217, fol.92

Language(s): Latin
Tractatus de sensu composito et diuiso
Incipit: Termini qui faciunt propositiones aliquando sumi
Explicit: quia repugnat causam. Igitur etc.
Final rubric: Explicit tractatus de sensu composito et diviso qui vocatur termini qui faciunt
Language(s): Latin
Logical treatise
Incipit: Insolubile est oratio que in casu posito
Explicit: ad hoc expedit breviter pertractare
Language(s): Latin
Logical treatise
Incipit: Nova impositio solet fieri tribus modis
Explicit: trinitas benedicta que mihi hanc summulam incipere graciam tribuit et finire.
Final rubric: Explicit sumula sumularum magistri Iohanis Eclif. (?Wyclif)

Perhaps part of the preceding item.

Language(s): Latin
William Heytesbury , Tractatus consequentiarum
Incipit: Juxta hunc textum in libro periarmenias
Explicit: et per consequens non credo illud esse lapidem ergo etc.

Ends imperfect at argument 24.

Final rubric: Explicit iusta hunc textum corectum per magistrum Robertum Alington doctorem evancelicum

ed. Venice, 1517

Language(s): Latin
William Heytesbury , Sophismata XXXII

nos. 1–8, 25, 24, 26, 17, 11, 21, the text differing considerably from that of the 1494 Venice edition (Proctor 5054, Hain 8437).

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 101)
Sophisma (extract; copied in a late 15th cent. hand)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: et quidam homo
Form: codex
Support: Paper. Watermarks: three mountains cf. Briquet 11719; triangle and lines (not in Briquet); flower cf. Briquet 6385.
Extent: ii + 106 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 215 × 145 mm.
Dimensions (written): 140–50 × 90–100 mm.


1(8)–4(8), 5(12) (most of 12 cut out), 6(10), 7(8), 8(10), 9(8), 10(10), 11(10), 12 missing, 13(4) Catchwords.


2 cols., 25–45 lines


Plain and flourished red and blue initials.


Contemporary sheepskin binding, with the remains of two clasps.

Accompanying Material

The front and end pads of the binding contain 15th cent. Italian accounts. Fol.17v, 32b, 60v, 97–101 are blank.


Origin: 15th century ; Italian (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought from Davis & Orioli, 1927.

Record Sources

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