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MS. Lat. th. e. 36

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


Theological treatise
Theological notes on baptism, confirmation, consecrations, celebration of mass and divine office
Incipit: Ne quis vana simplicitate ductus sacramenta ecclesiastica crederet iteranda
Explicit: sicut occasione questus fieri consuevit i.e.c.ii in fi.
Summa on penitence
Incipit: (prologue) Misericors et miserator dominus cuius miserie non est numerus
Incipit: (text) Quid sit penitencia. Secundum Augustinum penitencia est quedam dolentis vindicta
Explicit: (text) de hiis qui filios ecclesie c fi.de spon.du. c.ii.xxii.q.v.c.i.

The two tracts appear to be part of the same work. The first is largely compiled from the Summa aurea of Hostiensis. Incomplete copies of the second are in Cambridge Peterhouse MS. 217 (III), fol.7 and Worcester Cath. MS. F 124, fol.244.

Fol.23v– 24v and fol.116v– 118v are blank.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: contra quid
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 120
Dimensions (leaf): 190 × 140 mm.
Dimensions (written): 150 × 95 mm.


1(12), 2(8), 3(12)–5(12), 6(12) (slip inserted after 8), 7(12)–9(12), 10(10) (8 canc.)catchwords


32 – 42 long lines. Frame ruling.

Accompanying Material

Fol.1 – 4 are reject leaves from a 13th cent. MS. of the Codex Justinianus X.25.1–32(31)45.


Origin: 14th century ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

[See also the provenance of MS. Lat. th. e. 37, with which this was formerly bound]

'Jan. 1647 C. I. Fairfax ex dono Mri Roberti Todd novae ecclesiae de Leeds fidelis pastoris' (fol. 4v)

'J[ames] Sotheby' (d.1720) (?), late 17th century

C. W. H. Sotheby (?)

Lt.-Col. H. G. Sotheby

Major-General F. E. Sotheby, of Ecton Hall, Northampton, his sale at Sotheby's, 21 Nov. 1955, lot 238, including MS. Lat. th. e. 37, bought.

Record Sources

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

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.