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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

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.