MS. Lat. th. d. 33
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Fragment of two bifolia. fol.1, ‘Incipit Enchiridion Sancti Augustini episcopi ad Laurentium primicerium notariorum ecclesie urbis Rome de fide et spe et caritate. Dici non …’ Migne, P.L., 40, col.231. Continues, fol.1v to ‘positum est’, c.v., col.233. Fol.2R. inc., ‘omne mendacium’, C.XVIII col.240, continues fol.2v to ‘aliud est ex’, c.XIX, col.242. Fol.3R inc. ‘ecclesia tanquam’, C.LVI, col.258, continues to fol.3v ‘hujus modi’, C.LIX, col.260. Fol.4R inc., ‘sint omnia’, C.LXXV, col.267, continues, fol.4v, to ‘fornicationis sive’, C.LXXVIII, col.269.Other leaves written by the same scribe are MS. Hatton 48 (S.C.4118) fol.77, and the pastedown of St. John's College, Ss.7.2, (N. R. Ker, Pastedowns in Oxford Bindings, Oxford Bibliographical Society N.S. V (1951–2), no. 1583). The Hatton leaf is a whole single leaf which runs from ‘demonstravit’, C.LXVII, col.263 to ‘quodcuique necessarium’, C.LXXII, col.266. It was probably a rejected leaf since the scribe inadvertently omitted from ‘fenum stipulam’, C.LXVIII col.264 to ‘fenum stipulam’, C.LXVIII col.265. The St. John's leaf is cut in two and is in use as a pastedown in a book bound in Oxford in the late 16th to early 17th century. It runs from ‘habeo desinet quo eam’, C.XII, col.237 to ‘nec fuit’ C.XV, col.238.On fol.1 recto the chapters as in Migne are marked by numbers in red. The headings of the chapters are written in red in the margin by a contemporary hand on fols.1 recto and verso. They are the same as those found in MS. Bodley 458, fol.186. A 14th century hand has noted chapter numbers in the margin on fols.2, 3, 3v, and 4v, e.g. fol.2 ‘Nemo sane’, 13 which do not correspond with Migne or MS.Bodley 458 or with the sections of Robert Kilwardby. The same hand has added a running title ‘Encheri[–]’. A Worcester origin for the leaf now in MS. Hatton 48 has been suggested: c.f. N. R. Ker, ‘The Provenance of the oldest manuscript of the rule of St. Benedict’, B.L.R., II (1941), 28–9. The style of the initial points in the same direction since it is close to MS. Hatton 23 (S.C.4115) from Worcester.
30 long lines ruled with a hard point
Fine initial. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 56)
The initial ‘d’ on fol.1 has a white leaf scroll reserved on a ground of vermilion, green and purple. Its tail is formed of a dragon swallowing a naked human.
Provenance and Acquisition
Given by Stanley Morison, 1964.
Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.