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MS. Lat. misc. f. 39

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

Augustinian documents; French, late 13th or early 14h century


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol.4)
Customary of the Augustinian congregation of Arrouaise
Incipit: Audita igitur significacione prima nocturnarum
Explicit: usque ad capitulum annuale vinum nullatenus bibat

Pr. L. Milis, Constitutiones...ordinis Arrasiensis (C. C. contin. med. xx, 1970), where this MS. is D. Preceded (fol.1) by ‘Capitula libri consuetudinum nostrarum.’

2. (fol.64)
Regula S. Augustini ad seruos Dei
Rubric: Hic incipit regula beati Augustini

As pr. by D. de Bruyne, Rev. Ben. 42 (1930) pp. 320–326.

3. (fol.68)
Commentary on Regula S. Augustini ad seruos Dei
Rubric: Incipit Regula beati Augustini exposita

The commentary formerly ascribed to Hugh of St. Victor, pr. P.L. 176 col.881–924. Both 2 and 3 are included as nos. 241, 242 in the list of chapters mentioned above.

4. (fol.93v)
Exhortation to various virtues, addressed to a nun
Incipit: Hanc ego non immemor tue peticionis commoniciunculam
Explicit: Immo et celi ianuam aperit favet tandem s⟨ummus⟩ presul.

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: 83 de missis
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 106 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 155 × 110 mm.
Dimensions (written): 115 × 90 mm.


1(8) - 13(8), catchwords


2 col., 28 lines


Plain red and blue initials.


binding, back cover 17th cent. blind stamped calf, front cover and spine modern.


Origin: 13th century, late - 14th century, early ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

‘Pro monasterio Sancti Eligii fontis Novionen. d⟨ioc.⟩’ (fol. 1, 16th-cent. hand). This is copied incorrectly on fol. 106v in a 17th-cent. hand with the added inscription ‘Nicolaus de Lecluse religiosus huiusce monasterii sancti Eligii fontis et rector parochialis ecclesiae beate mariae calniacensis [Chauny].’

On fol. 1 is the modern pressmark 27 E 9.

English College, Lisbon, sale at Sotheby's 17 Nov. 1943, lot 442.

Given by N. R. Ker, 1944.

Record Sources

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

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.