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MS. Lat. th. d. 30

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


Liber florum (collection of theological extracts)
Incipit: (prologue) Cum multos divine auctoritatis libros
Incipit: (text) Augustinus in libro de civitate Dei de essentia Dei. Cum Deus. ait, summa essentia sit
Explicit: similitudo hominis in eis

Bk. II beg. fol.111. The same compilation is found in Lincoln Cath. Lib. MS. 216; Salisbury Cath. Lib. MS. 171, fol.55v–87v; Caen, Bibl. municipale MS. 33; Paris, Bibl. Nat. MSS. 15980, fol.86v–159, 15981, fol.53–95, 16531, fol.41v–73v.

There are marginalia in a contemporary hand and other notes of the 14th, 15th, 16th cent.

Language(s): Latin
A⟨ndreas de Montebarro⟩, Letter to Everardus, master of the Temple

Pr. d'Achery, Spicileg., 1723, iii.501; see also R. Röhricht, Regesta regni Hierosol., Wurzburg, 1893, no.261. Added in two contemporary hands. Ends imperf. due to loss of a leaf: domino pape et.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: vere
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: xii+206 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 270 × 165 mm.
Dimensions (written): 195 × 100 mm.


1(8)–11(8), 12(6), 13(8)–24(8), 25(6), 27(12) (wants 11, 12)


27–35 long lines


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 163)

Large coloured initials, red, blue, green at the beg. of books and chapters, small red and blue initials at beg. of extracts


modern pigskin binding.


Origin: 12th century, middle ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Lord William Howard of Naworth (1563–1640), early 17th century: No. 14 in the list of MSS. said by G. Ornsty (Selections from the household books of Lord William Harward, Surtees soc. 68, 1878, App.XXXVI, p.486) to have belonged to Lord William Howard

Earl of Carlisle, Castle Howard, by 1897 (15th report of the Historical MSS. Commission part vi (1897), p.xxxvii

Howard sale, Hodgson's, 20 July 1944, lot 230

Bought by Lord Kenyon (Lloyd Tyrell Kenyon, d. 1993) (arms on cover), sale, Sotheby's 26 Jan. 1959, lot 58

Bought, 1959.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.