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MS. Lat. th. e. 24

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


Language(s): Latin

A collection of sermons, incomplete at the beginning and end. The first sermon, which is preceded by an incomplete preface, is apparently by John Russell, a Franciscan, preaching the crusade of 1291

Rubric: Memorialia de sacra cruce que viris literatis poterunt predicari
Incipit: Michi absit gloriari …Antequam loquar de cruce crucifixi
(there is a gap after fol.2v)
Rubric: Collatio ad milites
Incipit: Labora sicut bonus miles... Hec sunt verba beati Pauli
Rubric: Collatio in visitatione facienda communiter
Incipit: Fratres tuos visitabis… Unum verbum communiter dicitur et est verum, ‘velit nolit vadit sacerdos ad synodum’
Rubric: Colacio[sic] in visitacione facienda inter religiosos
Incipit: Descendi in ortum meum…Fratres scire debetis quod prelatus
Rubric: Materia collationis in ordinibus faciendis
Incipit: Ego sternam per ordinem…Hoc verbum scribitur in prophetia Ysaye
Rubric: De virginibus consecrandis collatio
Incipit: Despondi vos uni viro…Istud verbum beati Pauli scribitur

A quire is lost after fol.31 and the end of this and the beginning of the next sermon is lost

Rubric: Collatio de tribus virtutibus theologicis
Incipit: Nunc manent fides, spes caritas…Ista sunt verba beati Paul

There is a gap in the text after fol. 39v due to the loss of a quire.

Rubric: Collacio de peccatis mortalibs
Incipit: Cave ne aliquando consencias. Istud verbum scribitur. Thob. c.4o.

See B.L.R. II (1947) 169.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv + 51 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 180 × 120 mm.
Dimensions (written): 140 × 85 mm.


1 three leaves only, 2(8)(wants 7), 3(6), 4(6), 5(8), 6 lost, 7(8), 8 lost, 9(8), quires missing at the end catchwords


27–29 long lines


Large paragraph markings in red and blue


19th cent. red morocco binding.


Origin: 13th century, last quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Devereux Viscount Hereford (bookplate)

'Johannes Dillon 7' (cf. MS. Lat. th. e. 44)

E. van Dam, bookseller, sold to A. G. Little, bequeathed by him to the Bodleian in 1946.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.