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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