MS. Lat. th. e. 46
Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)
Miscellaneous theological works; English, 13th century, first quarter
Bks. IV–V, beg. imperf. Apparently a copy of the best version of Form 3, omitting the last canons of §313, 353, and inserting § 357 after § 322 (see Robert of Flamborough, Liber Poenitentialis, ed. J.J.F. Firth (Toronto, Pontif. Institute of Medieval Studies, Studies and Texts 8), 1971).
Nos. 1–44, 46, 45, 47–106, 108–185, 193, 186–192, 194, 196 of the sermons listed by Schneyer, Rep. III. The last sermon ends incomplete (fol.159ra): sicut habetur in Exodo xi.
15th cent. additions.
Stegmüller, Rep. Bibl., no. 7825, as in B.L. Add. MS. 24073, ending (fol. 176) at xli.20.
New Testament: P.L. 83, col.115–30, § 130–5, 137, 141–250.
Laid out in schematic form, apparently not the work by Peter of Poitiers.
Misbound, the correct order is fol. 261–4, 259–60, 265–6.
Pr. P.L. 160.1053–70
also found in MSS. Bodl. 550, fol. 149, and B.M. Royal 8 A. XXI, fol. 160, following the preceding item.
Miscellaneous sermons, distinctiones, extracts and other short pieces (many on virtues and vices), mostly unidentified. The sermons include Geoffroy Babion , Schneyer, Rep. II nos. 15 (fol.161), 1–6, 8, 11 (series beg. fol. 267), and a version of no. 40 (fol. 244v); Alexander Nequam , Schneyer, Rep. I nos. 29, 12, 9 (fol.161v); Alan of Lille , Schneyer, Rep. I no. 18 (fol.183) and (fol.233) sermon beg. Homo natus de muliere…Audi homo breve verbum, almost certainly by Alan (see M.-T. d'Alverny, Alain de Lille. Textes inédits, 1965, pp.132–3), although it has also been attributed to Stephen Langton; Gebouin of Troyes , a version of Schneyer, Rep. II, no. 41 (fol.246v). There are several unidentified sermons for saints' days: Martin (fol. 181) Nicholas (fol. 183v), Victor (fol. 225), Peter and Paul (fol. 227), Purification of B.V.M. (fol. 229), Laurence (fol. 230v), Mary Magdalen (fol. 232?, 253), invention of the Holy Cross (fol. 273v) . Other items include:
Version of redaction IV (cf. T. Silverstein, Visio S. Pauli (Studies and Documents IV), 1935, pp. 52–6)
Verses entered in spaces left blank on fols. 185ff (item 5) include:
18 lines. See Carmina Burana, ed. Hilka and Schumann, no.11
42 lines of Carmina Burana, ed. cit., no.10
Other verses (fol.215–6v) include:
Verses on birds and animals, the first ‘de columba’
Seven lines on the seven deadly sins: Walther, Prov. 2705
Two lines on the seven deadly sins and two on seven virtues
50 four-line stanzas
On Absalon of St. Victor (d.1203) , 10 lines
On Absalon of St. Victor (d.1203) , 8 lines. A four-line version (l. 1–2, 5–6), has been frequently printed from Paris MS. Maz.778, e.g. in Gallia Christiana VII, 1744, col.673
On Geoffroy de Troissy, bishop of Meaux (d. St. Victor, 1215) : Walther, Initia 11000
On Peter Comestor : Walther, Initia 14050.
Some additional verses not catalogued here are listed in the manuscript card index to the Catalogue of Manuscript Acquisitions post 1916, s.v. Poetry, Latin, Incipits.
Pr. Anal. hymn. XV, p.140. Added in a space originally left blank.
Added in a space originally left blank.
2 cols., c. 36–62 lines, writing above top ruled line
Apparently in several different hands but perhaps largely written by one scribe at different times.
Some red initials.
English binding in calf, gilt, repaired, with title on spine: 'Lectionaria in Evangelia an. 1148'
Provenance and Acquisition
‘Liber Richardi Wood et amicorum’, 16th-17th century (fol. 1)
‘De la biblothèque de la Chevaliere D'Eon ’ (stamped on front of binding), sale, Sotheby's, 22 May 1793 and three days following, lot 641, bought by Joy for 7s/6d
Sotheby's 11 Dec. 1972, lot 37; bought.