MS. Lat. th. e. 39
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
A: Theological treatises; B: Aquinas; C: Johannes de Rupella; all England, second half 13th century
Written with 49-52 lines per page in 2 columns
Fol. iii is a leaf of a 13th cent. penitential, the section beg. 'Nunc igitur capitula' being identical with the penitential of Ps.-Bede ch. XXVI (Wasserscheleben, Die Bussordnungen, p. 270)
Provenance and Acquisition
Franciscan convent, Salisbury : 'De comunitate fratrum minorum Sarum', and pressmark 'I.32', 15th century (fol. 1)
' Richardus Normecot ... 14 Junii 1570 12 Elizabethe' (fol. vi; see also fol. 175v; perhaps to be identified with the person of the same surname, admitted B.A. at Oxford c.1572 (A. Clark, Reg. Univ. Oxf. (O.H.S. 11) ii.2.242)
' Guilelmus Derbeus 18 Marcii 1638' (fol. 61)
Bought at Sotheby's 15 June 1959, lot 191.
MS. Lat. th. e. 39 - Part 1
Four sermons on the creed, formerly attributed to Augustine (pr. PL, XL, cols. 627-68).
A second text of item 7 (fol. 61v), with the same title
the 'retractio', 'In hoc opusculo ...' being written in the lower margin (ed. B. R. V. Mills (Cambridge, 1926)).
the first few lines only, finishing at '... et quasi magnis clmaoribus' (pr. PL, XCV, col. 1178A).
Throughout this section, but especially in item 1, a slightly later hand has added indexing symbols similar to but not identical with those of Robert Grosseteste (cf. R. W. Hunt, BLR, 5 no. 5 (1953), pp. 241-55), and miscellaneous notes including (fol. 1v) Adam Marsh's table of chapters to the De doctrina christiana (cf. op. cit., p. 245). Titles, numbers of books, chapters (in item 1) and column numbers, and a list of contents (fol. vii verso) are added in the same hand.
Flourished red and blue initials.
MS. Lat. th. e. 39 - Part 2
Starting imperfect in the preface, and ending imperfect in prop. 10: '|| inueniuntur quedam de primis principiis conscripta ... percipimus ||'; ed. H. D. Saffrey (Freibourg, 1954), p. 70 l. 20.
MS. Lat. th. e. 39 - Part 3
After the section 'An sit liberum arbitrium' (fol. 203v) the text is fragmentary due to the loss of leaves
Spaces left for rubricator.