A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Lat. th. d. 34

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

Contents

1.
Tertullian, Apologeticum

(Clavis 3). The text belongs to the vulgate or common tradition. Ours is MS. λ (Luganensis) of the editions. Fol.28v–9v are blank.

Language(s): Latin
2.
Ps.-Ambrose, Libellus de dignitate sacerdotali (Clavis 171a)
Rubric: Liber iste aut(?) est Cassiodori de instr⟨uctione sacerdotis⟩(?)](written in crayon in upper margin, 13th cent.(?))
Incipit: Si quis frater[sic] oraculum
Language(s): Latin
3.
Ambrose, Expositio de Psalmo CXVIII

(Clavis 141). Extracts, not in sequence.

Incipit: Non satis est.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: quod oderant
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 58 leaves (fol.i–ii, 57–8 are modern flyleaves)
Dimensions (leaf): 282 × 220 mm.
Dimensions (written): 197–205 × 137–43 mm.
(fols. 1v-28)
Dimensions (written): 204–6 × 136–9 mm.
(fols. 30–56v)

Collation

1(8)–3(8), 4(6), 5(8)–7(8), 8(2)(?) quires 2–7 numbered a-f at end in crayon

Layout

30–2 lines fols. 1v-28, 31 lines fols.30–56v, ruled with a hard point; fol.26–29 were originally pricked and ruled for two leaves of a larger book in two columns

Hand(s)

Two hands, (a) fol.1v–28; (b) fol.30–56v

Decoration

Good drawings (sketches) added to a MS. of 12th century, beginning. (P&A iii. 381)

Initials in red, purple or blue. On fol.1, originally blank, 13th-cent, pen sketch including a man holding a stick upraised.

Binding

Eighteenth-cent. English binding in calf, gilt.

History

Origin: 12th century, beginning; added decoration, 13th century, second quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

'Milburga/Mildburg' 12th century

Joseph Martini, Lugano bookseller, c. 1920–1929

William G. Kelso, NY (de Ricci, Census, p. 1202)

Stefan Mendl, NY

Bought at Sotheby's, 11 July 1966, lot 262.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.