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MS. Lat. th. e. 37

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

Theological treatises. English, 14th century.


Clement of Llanthony, Unum ex quattuor
Incipit: (prologue) Incipit prologus in concordiam quatuor evangelistarum. Clemens Lathoniensis ecclesie presbiter N.pacem utramque. Huius operis fili karissime, causam requiris (followed by a list of capitula of all twelve parts)
Incipit: (text) Incipit concordia iiiior evangelistarum, evangelice historie ordo et evangeliorum manuale breviarium. Cap.primum. Joh.primo.a. In principio erat verbum

Ends incomplete in XI.7: dixerunt de me.

Language(s): Latin
Treatise on virtues and vices (cf. Bloomfield 1112, 1752, 5334, 6115)
Incipit: (prologue) Domino Herberto Coloniensi episcopo Albuinus heremita indignus … Ex quo mi pater misericordie
Incipit: (text) Cum igitur de plurimis virtutibus
Explicit: (text) a quo omne bonum procedit. Qui vivit … Amen

Cf.M. Manitius, Gesch. d. lat. Lit. des Mittelalters ii. 440. The prol.is pr. P.L. 138 col.185–6. Other MSS.in England are Cambridge Trinity Coll.MS.O.2.43 (James 1147) s.xv and 0.8.26 (James 1401) s.xv.

Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Ista est vertus divina
Explicit: in via veritatis reducere
Colophon: Explicit expliceat ludere scriptor eat.
Language(s): Latin
William de Montibus, Poeniteas cito
Incipit: Peniteas cito peccator cum sit miserator

15 verses with gloss (Walther Alph. Verzeichnis no.13564)

Language(s): Latin
(fol.98v, left margin)
Theological extracts

Several short extracts in prose and verse including Hildebert of Le Mans De Mysterio Missae (P.L.171 col. 1193A 11.7, 8; col.1192D 11.5, 6; col.1194A 11.8–11) and supplement to Biblical Epigrams IV (P.L.171 col.1280B) 11.1–3.

Language(s): Latin
Simon of Hinton, Summa iuniorum
Incipit: Ad instructionem iuniorum
Explicit: tunc foret mortale
Final rubric: Explicit tractatus peroptimus

Pr. J. Gersonii Opera omnia, ed. L. E. du Pin (1706) II p.233–302 and A. Dondaine, 'La somme de Simon de Hinton', Recherches de théologie ancienne et médiévale 9 (1937), pp.9, 216–18.

Fol.99 – 102v, 145r are blank.

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 145v)
Incipit: Hit was op on a blisfol niȝt
Language(s): Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 149 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 190 × 140 mm.
Dimensions (written): 150 × 95 mm.


1(12)–6(12), 7(10), 8(12), 9(8), 10(12)–12(12), 13(10) (6 and 7 cut out) catchwords


32 – 42 long lines


Origin: 14th century ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

[See also the provenance under MS. Lat. th. e. 36, with which this was formerly bound]

' Ecclesie de Spofford ' 15th century [i.e. Spofforth, Co. Yorks] (fol. 145v)

Inscribed, 15th century: 'Domina mea Urswyk debet michi viiid ad festum Pasche ultimum preteritum anno domini MmoCCCCmolxxxviimo. T. Northus. Will. Paver. Dominus Henricus Sefton ' (fol. 145v)

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

Major-General F. E. Sotheby, of Ecton Hall, Northampton .

His sale at Sotheby's, 21 Nov. 1955, lot 238, including MS. Lat. th. e. 36, 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.