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MS. Lat. th. e. 42

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


Lucas de Bitonto, Sermons for Sundays throughout the year

Pr. Koelhoff, Cologne, 1483 (Hain, Repertorium 10253), here anonymous

(fol. 1)

Table of the contents of each sermon

(fol. 13)


Incipit: (preface) Narraverunt mihi fabulasiones iniqui
Incipit: (text) Universe vie domini misericordia veritas. Quando populo notificaturus (first sermon)
Explicit: (text) ad regnum claritatis perpetue pervenire ipso prestante qui est benedictus in secula seculum (last sermon)

Schneyer, Repertorium, iv.49–63

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: (capitula) nos restitueritque
Secundo Folio: (text) in ymagine.
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 354 leaves with
Dimensions (leaf): 175 × 120 mm.
Dimensions (written): 125 × 85 mm.
Foliation: Original foliation on the versos


1(12)-14(12), 15(12)(wants 1), 16(14), 17(12)-28(12), 29(16)catchwords


33 – 36 long lines, partly above and partly below the top line


Fleuronnée initials.

Red and blue initials with penwork extending into the margins; partial border in red and blue (fol.13)


15th cent.(?) white skin binding over boards with bosses and straps, the latter now missing. On the end cover are traces of a contemporary label.


Origin: 13th century, second half ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

'207' (fol. 1), spine label: 'Traité de Morale M 22', 17th century

Bought, 1961.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.