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MS. Lat. th. c. 27

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


Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologiae,

prima pars

Final rubric: Explicit liber primus summa fratris Thoma de Aquina predicatoris (fol.135)

No heading at beg. Followed (fol.135) by a list of questiones. The text has been corrected by a slightly later hand, which added:

Rubric: Disputacio fratris R. Minorum
Incipit: Utrum in actu beatifico sit eadem potencia eliciens actum et recipiens. Quod sic videtur quia potencia seipsum movens recipit motum, ends sed per actum causalem
Rubric: Questio Cant(uariensis) Lond(eniis)
Incipit: Utrum necesse sit dare aliquid emanans intellectus in divinis. Quod non quia a principio summo activo nichil emanat passive
Explicit: sed hoc falsum
Rubric: Questio magistri T. de Teford ad utramque partem.
Incipit: Utrum ydea ut est forma exemplaris dicat respectum rationis vestri (?) respectu ydeati. Quod sic. Ydea secundum Augustinum dicitur dupliciter quia secundum proprietatem vocabuldicitur forma
Explicit: dependencia creature ibi terminaretur ergo etc.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: subministratibus
Form: codex
Support: parchment;
Extent: v + 138 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 310 × 230 mm.
Dimensions (written): 215–20 × 155 mm.
quires 1, 2
Dimensions (written): 250 × 175 mm.


1(12), 2(12)(1 and 12 lost), 3(12)-6(12), quire lost, 7(12)-9(12), 10(6) (5, 6, cancelled), 11(12)-12(12), 13(6) (5, 6, cancelled) catchwords


2 cols., 48 lines quires 1, 2; 58 remainder


More than one hand of university type


Blue and red initials with penwork flourishes


Contemporary binding, white skin over boards, with remains of two straps and pins.

Accompanying Material

On the flyleaves are notes for theological questiones in pencil in a contemporary hand.


Origin: 13th century, end ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought at Sotheby's 12 June 1963, lot 146

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.