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MS. Lat. th. e. 15

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

Theological treatises. German, 14th century.

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol.1)
Alexander de Villa Dei , Massa computi (with commentary)
Incipit: (commentedOn) Licet modo etc. Huius tractatus editor suo premittit operi
Explicit: (commentedOn) ut patebit superius

Text pr. R.Steele, Opera inedita Rogeri Baconi fasc.VI, pp.268–83

Language(s): Latin
(fol.23)
Treatise on the Blessed Virgin
Incipit: Verba beate virginis erant ordinata
Explicit: est dignior omni creatura
Language(s): Latin
(fol.29)
Sermon for the feast of st.Oswald, king of Northumbria
Incipit: Cor regis in manu dei est
Explicit: et nominis sui laudem. Quod est benedictum
Language(s): Latin
(fol.30)
Rubric: arbor virtutum que docet vitare cuncta mala et que sunt contra salutem anime
Incipit: Tria sunt martiria sine effusione sanguinis
Explicit: Qui est communis omnibus sed proprie Coniugatorum Continencium Virginum
Language(s): Latin
(fol.34)
Allegorical exposition on the Magnificat
Incipit: Respexit humilitatem ancille sue… In hoe verbo beata virgo
Explicit: laudare non possemus
Language(s): Latin
Allegorical exposition on the monster of Daniel chap.7
Incipit: Legitur in prophetis quod quidam propheta
Explicit: pecuniam suam condicionaliter concedens
Language(s): Latin
Allegorical exposition on the three arrows shot by Jonathan (1 Sam.20.20)
Incipit: Tres sagittas predicator debet iacere
Explicit: est obtemperandum deo
Language(s): Latin
(fol.36v)
Sermon
Incipit: ⟨P⟩ater sanctissime petre audi quid loquatur ends
Explicit: devotorum eucharistie
Language(s): Latin
(fol.41)
Peter of Limoges , Oculus moralis
Rubric: Tractatus de oculo pulcherrimus tam finaliter quam moraliter compilatus

Cf. Spettman, ‘Das Schriftchen ‘De oculo morali’, Arch. Franc. Hist. XVI (1923), pp.309–322); as printed under the name of Pecham in the Augsburg edition of A. Sorg

Language(s): Latin
(fol.71v)
Allegorical expositions (similar in content to fol. 34ff above)
Incipit: ⟨Q⟩uasi stella matutina… Ita scriptum est in ecclesiastico de Symone
Explicit: Sic est voluntas dei ut benefacientes obmutescere
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: suum valorem
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 74 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 210 × 155 mm.
Dimensions (written): 175 × 140 mm.
Dimensions (written): 160 × 120 mm.

Collation

1(8)2(8) 3(12)(8 + 4 inserted between 6 and 7), 4(8), 5(18), 6(10), 7(10) (wants 10) quires numbered at the end

Layout

20–43 (mostly 36) long lines

Decoration

Plain red initials.

Binding

19th.cent. binding.

History

Origin: 14th century ; German

Provenance and Acquisition

Robert Steele of Wandsworth Common (with his bookplate; perhaps in his sale at Hodgson's, 15 June 1903)

E. Crawshaw (bookplate)

Bought, 1928.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff, partly revised by Peter Kidd, late 1990s