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MS. Lat. th. d. 33

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

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Augustine , Enchiridion

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.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 4 leaves.
Dimensions (leaf): 256 × 170 mm.
Dimensions (written): 184 × 120 mm.

Layout

30 long lines ruled with a hard point

Decoration

Fine initial. (P&A 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.

History

Origin: 11th century, end ; English, Worcester (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Given by Stanley Morison, 1964.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)