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.

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.