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

MS. Lat. th. e. 32

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


1. (fol. 1)
Robert Grosseteste, Templum domini (incomplete)
Incipit: infirmitas ut lepra (see MS. Bodl.631, fol. 194v)
Explicit: esse intemperantia, etc.
Final rubric: Explicit summa magistri Roberti Lincolniensis episcopi de articulis fidei et de fide catholica et de omnibus rebus pertinentibus ad officium sacerdotale

For a list of MSS. see Thomson, Writings of R. Grosseteste, pp. 138f.

Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 3)
Robert Grosseteste, De modo confitendi
Rubric: Hic incipiunt diversi tractatus penitentie in usum redacti secundum R: Grosseteste
Incipit: (prologue) In principio huius libri
Explicit: (prologue) salvus eris
Incipit: (text) Tunc dicet sacerdos confitenti. Frater venisti ad me
Explicit: (text) in quadruplum restitue et XX dies pe(niteas)
Final rubric: Expliciunt diversitates penitencie secundum Robertum bone memorie Grosseteste Lincolniensem

For other manuscripts see Thomson, op.cit.p.215.

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 9v)
Note on fornication
Language(s): Latin
(fol. 9v)
Note on fasting
Rubric: Rationes quare homo ieiunaret in die veneris quam in diebus in tota septimana
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii+19 leaves (of which 12 are blank paper)
Dimensions (leaf): 190 × 120 mm.
Dimensions (written): × mm.


single quire of 8 and one leaf of a second quire.


30 long lines


Origin: 14th century ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

C. Inglis (bookplate), his sale at Sotheby's, ('... formed by the late J. B. Inglis ... ') 11 June 1900 and three following days, lot 328, bought by Leighton for £1 5s.

George Dunn (bookplate), his sale (first portion), at Sotheby's, 11 Feb. 1913 and three following days, lot 504, bought by Payne for 14s

'G. B. Lowe, 1931'

Bought, 1953.

Record Sources

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

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.