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

MS. Lat. misc. e. 82

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


(fol. 2)
Johannes Josse de Marvilla , De modis significandi

With prose commentary by Antonius Ursi, for whom (lic. theol. 1452) see Chartularium Universitatis Parisiensis IV, 701, 709, 738 and Auctarium V, 40 no.4.

Incipit: (commentedOn) Hic est liber modorum significandi qui prima sui divisione
Explicit: (commentedOn) vel decem septem anni
Final rubric: liber iste fuit factus a magistro Johanne Josse. Et hec glosa fuit reportata per magistrum Anthonium Ursi in artibus Parisiis qui erat rector scolarum [word illegible].
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 111)
Tonary with neums
Incipit: Primus modus sic mediatur
Explicit: octavus ut fa
Colophon: Explicit liber iste. Et fuit finitus anno domini millessimo cccco quinquagessimo per manus Gregorii de Columberia in presencia Anthonii de Combe
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 113)
Form of confession
Rubric: Sequitur quedam confessio satis brevis et multa comprehendens
Incipit: peccavi visu sive occulis meis aspexi libenter vana
Explicit: item disputendo sive loquendo
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: libri ut.
Form: codex
Support: Paper, watermark ox cf. Briquet 2783.
Extent: 120 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 200 × 140 mm.
Dimensions (written): 120–5 × 75–85 mm.


1(12)–9(12)(12 canc.) Catchwords. At the beginnings of most quires ‘Ihs: Xts’


Contemporary binding of stamped brown calf over boards, with two leather thongs as bookmarkers.

Accompanying Material

Fol.120 is part of a bifolium containing an obituary written c.1300 in Savoy (cf. reference to Chamb⟨ery⟩ and W. abbas sancti Rufi [at Valence]).


Origin: 1450 ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

Ludovicus Vernulliat, 1454 (‘Anno domini millesime cccco Liiiio die sexta Iulii quod ego [illegible and erased] Ludovicus Vernulliat’, fol.1 and front inside cover)

Stamp of 'C. L. Duc [ ] a Lille'

Jean-Baptiste Joseph Barrois (1780-1855)

Bertram, 4th earl of Ashburnham (1797-1878), acquired with the Barrois manuscripts in 1849.

Bertram, 5th earl of Ashburnham (1840-1913): Ashburnham-Barrois Coll., MS DCXII

Sotheby's 10 June 1901 and four following days, lot 311, bought by Ellis for £1 1s.

George Dunn

Bought from E. P. Goldschmidt Ltd., cat. 21, no. 13, 1930.

Record Sources

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