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

MS. Lat. th. c. 17

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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 247 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 345 × 240 mm.

Binding

19th cent. binding of antique calf.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Charles Howard , 3rd Earl of Carlisle (1674-1738; see DNB), Naworth Castle, Cumberland, by 1697 (listed in Edward Bernard, Catalogi librorum manuscripti Angliæ et Hiberniæ in unum collecti, Oxford, 1697, 2 vols. each in 2 pts., vol. II, pt. I, no. 667, p. 15 ('De universo spirituali et corporali. Fol.')

Earl of Carlisle sale at Sotheby's 28 Oct. 1947, lot 515, bought by the Bodleian.

MS.Lat.th.c.17 - Part 1

Contents

(fol.1)
William of Auvergne , De universo spirituali,

parts I–III

Language(s): Latin
(fol.116)
William of Auvergne , De universo corporali ,

part I

The chapter divisions and headings are added in another hand, perhaps slightly later, and are different from those in the printed editions.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: sibi aliud
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (ruled): 240–50 × 160-5 mm.

Collation

1(12)–6(12), 7(8), 8(12)–13(12), 14(6), catchwords

Layout

2 cols., 66 lines, writing below top line

Decoration

spaces for initials left unfilled.

History

Origin: 13th century ; English

Provenance

Roger de Plimp[ton], rector of Enborne, Berkshire, 13th century (fol. 155v),

MS.Lat.th.c.17 - Part 2

Contents

(fol.158)
Robert Grosseteste , De cessacione legalium
Incipit: Fuerunt plurimi
Explicit: infirmitatis medicinam
Language(s): Latin
(fol.190)
Robert Grosseteste , Hexameron
Incipit: Frater Ambrosius etc. Hanc epistolam
Explicit: omnes iustificabuntur

As in Oxford, Queen's Coll. MS. 312. Here without title

Language(s): Latin

These two works have corrections and marginalia in Grosseteste's hand. See B.L.R. II (1948) 226–7, with plate.

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: desiturum
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (ruled): 235 × 165 mm.

Collation

1(8), 2(10), 3(10), 4(4), 5(10)–9(10), 10(8) (8 canc.), catchwords quires numbered on first leaf in a later hand.

Layout

2 cols., 58 lines, writing below top line

History

Origin: 13th century ; English

Additional Information

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.