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MS. Lat. th. d. 14

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

Contents

(fol. 5)
Johannes Contractus, Sermones de sanctis
Rubric: Incipit Co⟨n⟩tractus de sanctis sive de festis mobilibus per circulum anni (thus entitled in the table of contents on fol.1)
Incipit: Ambulans ihs.iuxta mare galylee …Mt iiiio. In verbis istis describitur vocacio duorum apostolorum(first sermon)
Explicit: gloria coronanda esset in celo quam christus coronavit ut secum gaudeat sine fine .Amen (last sermon, on St. Cecily, followed by a cross-reference to the sermon on St. Katherine on fol.66a)

The sermons are printed in Sermones Contracti de Tempore et Sanctis etc., Coloniae c.1478 (Hain 5676, Proctor 1040), fol.171–288

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 52)
Sermons

A collection of sermons mainly for saint's days and other festivals

Incipit: Elegi mihi ex omnibus floribus lilium unum. Esdre iiiio. Flores illi ex quibus sibi christus elegit lilium (first sermon)

These are interspersed with:

Legends of the saints

Including St. Dorothea (fol.53v), St. Barbara (fol.96), 'hystoria de concepcione beate virginis (fol.97), St. Adalbertus (fol.98), ‘decem milia martyrum’(fol.98v), st. Procopius (fol.99), st.Clare (fol.101v), st.Maternus (fol.105v)

Language(s): Latin
(fol.134)
Rubric: De quadruplici domo
Incipit: Movebo celum… Super verba ista dicit quedem glossa
Explicit: in gaudio gaudiorum quod ipse presentibus nobis solus prestare dignetur. Qui vivit… in secula seculorum. Amen
Language(s): Latin
(fol.139v)
Rubric: De XV signis ante diem iudicii
Incipit: Prima die criget se mere xl cubitis super omnes montes
Explicit: fraudulencia et sevicia dyabolica penitus deficiet

Similar to that given by Petrus Comeator, Hist. Schol. ch. CXLI; cf.W.Heist, The fifteen signs before Doomsday, p.26.

Language(s): Latin

The sermons on fol.142v–145 are in a different hand and fol.145v is blank.

Language(s): Latin
(fol.146)
Sermons,

a similar collection

Rubric: commune sanctorum
Incipit: Principes populorum congregati sunt cum deo abraham. Dixit dominus ad moysen ut habetur numeri iiiio (first sermon)
Explicit: De que Ecclesiastes Qui me invenerit invenict vitam et hauriet salutem a domino etc. (last sermon)
Language(s): Latin
(fol.165v)
'Abstractum-Glossar' (Latin-German vocabulary)
Incipit: abstractum gevremt accidens eyn sufal eyngeschic
Explicit: Valeriana baldrian
Language(s): Latin and German
(fol.168v)
Note on the dangers of dicing
Rubric: Hec peccata in ludo taxillorum attenduntur
Language(s): Latin
Sermons (four sermons)
Incipit: Nota in diebus gregorii patriarche patris sanctissimi fuit plaga (first sermon)
Language(s): Latin
(fol.169v)
Apothecary's recipe (part)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: ambulans ihs.(fol.2)
Secundo Folio: sunt tenebre (fol.3)
Form: codex
Support: Paper. Watermarks: steer's head cf. Briquet 14494; bell (two varieties) cf. Briquet 3967, 3972; steer's head with star cf. Briquet 14700.
Extent: 166 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 270 × 210 mm.
Dimensions (written): 225-30 × 155 mm.

Collation

1-5(12), 6(10), 7-14(12)

Layout

2 cols., 47 – 51 lines

Decoration

Plain red initials.

Binding

modern binding.

History

Origin: 15th century, middle ; German, South

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought, 1930.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff

Bibliography