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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.