MS. Lat. th. d. 20
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Theological pieces; Normandy, late 11th century
Pr. P.L. 58 col.979–1000.
Consisting largely of allegorical interpretation.
From the time of the last prophets to the Incarnation, which continues as a gospel harmony.
At fol.97v the writer has inserted in the context ‘cum.. nos vero qui scribimus millesimum nonagesimum primum [annum] videamus impleri… defleamus turcos vastantes orientem heinricum [the emperor Henry IV] romanum imperium … profanantem et aecclesias dei Guibertum [the anti-pope Clement III]… violantem’.
Abbreviated extracts from Augustine, De civitate Dei, notably Bks.21, ch.4, 5, 22 ch.13–19, 30.
Pr. P.L. 13 col.410.
Pr. P.L. 30 col.294.
Pr. P.L. 131 col. 142.
Extracts on the psalms from Gregory and Cassiodorus
Compilation from Augustine, Enarrationes in psalmos
General anthology of pieces from Augustine, Bede and Gregory
Extracts from decreta and registers, very largely those of Gregory the Great
Abbreviated form of that found in the Romano-Germanic pontifical ed. by M. Hittorp, Bibl. Patrum, Par. 1610, col.170–176.
Excerpts, mostly from Augustine, but also from Amalarius De eccles. off. (fol.146–8, including bk.1 ch.18, 2 ch.26, 3 ch.8, 4 ch.7), Gregory Moralia (fol.149v, 159v, 172v), Jerome (fol.156, 168v – 170, the latter containing excerpts from epp.22, 107, 130), Bede (fol.156, 163v), Isidore Etymologiae (fol.159v), and Ambrose (fol.156v, 170). The series ends (fol.174v) with extracts from Augustine, Jerome and Ambrose on the penitence of Solomon (cf.R. W. Hunt, Medieval and Renaissance Studies IV.30).
Pr. by G.C.Meersseman, Der Hymnos Akathistos im Abendland (Spicil. Friburgense. 2) pp. 130–2
In an English 13th cent. hand.
Scattered through the book are marginal notes of the 15th, 16th and later centuries.
28 – 36 long lines. Ruling partly drypoint, partly crayon.
Mainly in two hands, (1) fol. 1–3v, 74–85v, 164–75v (2) fol. 3v-74, 85v-164.
Plain red and blue initials.
Medieval binding of white leather over oak boards, with marks of strap and peg fastenings.
Provenance and Acquisition
' Tho Lot(?)ha ', 17th century.
'A 579', 18th - 19th century.
Robinson, bought 1934.
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Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.