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

MS. Lat. misc. e. 93

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

Oxford formularies of the school of William Kingsmill; English, 15th century

Contents

1.
Liber Donati

Dialogue in French (Dean and Boulton no. 291). The name of W. Kingsmill is changed to Gilliam Scrivener and the examples from Oxford are changed to London, as in MS. Cambridge, Univ. Library Dd.12.23. Printed by P. Meyer, Romania 32(1903), pp. 49–58 (cf. also B.L.R. II, 1946, p. 146).

Incipit: Sire bon iour. Sire bon iour a vous
Explicit: iij dousezeyns saucers Amen
Language(s): French
2. (fol. 6)
Treatise on conveyancing

Ends incomplete. With examples from Oxford and its neighbourhood. The latest date is 1441–2. Another MS. is Lat. misc. d. 69.

Incipit: ⟨T⟩ria sunt que pertinent ad cartas
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper. Watermarks: scissors cf. Briquet 3746; three mountains within circle cf. Briquet 11881; steer cf. Briquet 2775–6.
Extent: ii + 56 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 205 × 140 mm.
Dimensions (written): 145-50 × 90-95 mm.

Collation

1(12)–3(12), 4(12)(8 canc.), 5(8) (wants 8)

Layout

29 long lines

Decoration

initials and rubrics picked out in red

Binding

modern binding.

History

Origin: 15th century ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), MS. 13443* and 13446

Sir Robert Leicester Harmsworth

Harmsworth Trust sale at Sotheby's, 16 Oct. 1945, lot 2051, bought by Quaritch for £38.

Record Sources

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

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