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MS. Lat. th. d. 21

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


William of Auvergne, De retributionibus sanctorum (end)
Incipit: largitatem quia vero omnia dona
Final rubric: explicit virtutum editus a magnifico doctore domino Wylhelmo parysiensi archiepiscopo (corr.from episcopo)(fol.2)

As pr.Guilielmi Alverni Opera, ed.J.D.Trajanus, Venice 1591, pp.313–5

Language(s): Latin
William of Auvergne, Rhetorica divina
Rubric: liber de oracione seu de rethorica divina editus a magnifico doctore domino Wilhelmo episcopo (corr.from archiepiscopo) Parisiensi
Language(s): Latin
(fol.69) (fol.150v)
William of Auvergne, De fide et legibus
Rubric: liber de fide et legibus domini Wylhelmi parisiensis
Final rubric: Explicit summa de fide et legibus domini Wylhelmi Parisiensis
Language(s): Latin
William of Auvergne, De causis cur Deus homo
Rubric: liber cur deus homo magistri Wylhelmi parisiensis
Language(s): Latin
William of Auvergne, De immortalitate animae (op.cit.pp.315–322)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper and parchment (outer and inner leaves of quire). Watermarks: steer's head (two varieties), cf. Briquet 14175 and 14256; bell, cf. Briquet 3972; fleur de lys, cf. Briquet 6851; circle and lines, cf. Briquet 3118.
Extent: i + 168 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 290 × 210 mm.
Dimensions (written): 210 × 160 mm.


1 missing, 2(12), 3(14) (11 canc.), 4(12), 5(14), 6(12) – 10(12), 11(14), 12(12), 13(14) (2 canc.), 14(18) (1 canc.) Catchwords.


2 cols., 40–45 lines


plain red and blue initials


Original blind-stamped red sheepskin over boards rebacked, with fragments of the original back pasted on the front inside cover.

Accompanying Material

Attached to the front and end paste-downs is a fragment relating to a dispute between the chapter of Cologne cathedral and the charterhouse of St. Barbara concerning Hersele and Waeldorp.


Origin: 15th century ; German

Provenance and Acquisition

'Iste liber est fratrum domus sancte Barbare in Colonia Ordinis Carthus ...', 15th century

'Colleg.S.Jesu S.Goar', 18th century

Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792–1872), MS. 549, his sale, Sotheby's, 6–9 June 1910, lot 840, bought by Edwards for £2 19s.

Bought, 1936.

Record Sources

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

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.